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One & Twenty

February 2nd is a date that stands out for me. February 2nd is a date that stands out for me. – Tina B’s World Click To Tweet “One” One year ago today, I was in a hospital being told I was going to die because of a tooth abscess that went haywire. It wasn’t drained …

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Playing With Nanny’s Shadow: How I Dealt With Grandma’s Alzheimer’s

I was so very blessed to know my Grandmother, aka “Nanny”. She turned 93 about two weeks before she passed away in 2015. There is so much in my high school history book that she actually LIVED THROUGH. I’m amazed at some of the stories she has told me. One thing nagged me though. It …

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Mini Monday – Post 16 – I’m Learning to Sew!

My summer has been pretty slow and kinda boring. My softball league didn’t happen because they didn’t have enough girls 🙁 Mom and Dad forgot to sign me up for Summer Camp and all the spots were taken 🙁 I spent almost every weekend during the month of July at Grandma and Grandpa W’s house …

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Three Questions Thursday 8.11.16

My three questions for the week: 1. What do you want for your birthday?  My birthday is a month from today. It’s weird getting questions like this when you’re an adult. What do you really tell people? All I want is the same cake I get from Benkert’s Bakery (located in Centereach, NY – worth …

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Al Trautwig and Parent Labels

I actually kinda sympathize with Al Trautwig. Let me tell you why. For those of you who don’t know, I’m adopted. I’m adopted and I understand what Al Trautwig thought he was saying. Click To Tweet And we need to talk about it. Not just my adoption, but adoption as a whole and family dynamics. …

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A Necklace With a Message and a Memory

This “getting older” thing sucks! I feel like every time I turn around, I’m saying good-bye to another older family member. This time it was “Uncle Joe”. One of my favorite things about him was how much he loved his wife. Sure, they bickered like old married couples do, but if you heard the way …

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Worst. Summer. Ever.

I wish I was kidding. I really do. Summer vacation is supposed to be for fun. Summer camps, sports, outings, day trips, vacations.. All of those things are synonymous with “summer”. Not our summer. Not this year. It’s so hard to type through tears, but here goes.. Mini’s birthday was in June. Her and I …

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My Perception is Based on Your Actions

“I’m not like that at all.” “You think you have me pegged, but you don’t.” “That’s not something I would do.” “Your perception of me is completely off-base.” Sound familiar? I’m sure you have heard one of these or some form of one of these at least once. Chances are, you have heard it multiple …

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Having A Rough Time

I realize I haven’t posted in a while and it’s such a shame because I had so many posts planned. I’ve been keeping busy to keep my mind off this time of year. The Superbowl was a great distraction for me, as is all of the other tasks I have taken on. February 2nd is …

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