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1/2 a Century!

 

Today I reached the 1/2 century mark. What a day! My friend Nancy picked me up for work with my favorite Starbucks, salted caramel hot chocolate. She also had a gift waiting on the front seat for me, this great backpack, perfect for a rainy day! And a platter full of chocolate covered shortbread cookies for our grade level team to share.

Then, it is Day of the Teacher so PTA provided lunch for everyone catered by a taco truck. Two students gave me Starbucks gift cards today. This was all for teacher appreciation week, but it still added some extra pizzaz to my birthday.

I came home to a vase full of a dozen yellow roses from Mom and Dad! Beautiful! And a wonderful gift basket from my husband and daughters full of things I love and these adorable serving platters! Not to mention a dozen Shari’s Berries! Nothing beats a chocolate covered strawberry and Shari’s Berries knows how to do them up great!

We are going to Senior night at church to honor Annalise, our firstborn. We get to speak some words of blessing over her and the youth pastor will pray over all of the seniors as they are soon moving on to the college group. I know I better take some tissues for this one! After Senior night, my family is taking me to dinner and then home for a slice of champagne birthday cake! I feel loved and honored! Turning 50’s not so bad!!!

 

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ReLaunch

This weekend I had the honor and privilege of speaking at a women’s retreat. I shared a couple of my short stories and received a great deal of positive feedback. As I pondered the gracious words of so many women and the encouragement to “write a book” it occurred to me that somewhere along the line I stopped writing. This blog has been neglected far too long. It’s time to jump back in the pool of words.