Category Archives: family

Giving Thanks

Today in the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for in my life. My family’s health. Cancer is cruel, it is heartless, it doesn’t discriminate. Having three family members battle cancer at once … Continue reading

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Friends and Neighbors

via Daily Prompt: Neighbors We have colleagues that become friends, classmates that become friends, gym acquaintances that become friends, childhood friends, the list goes on. I have a wide circle of friends and a closer circle of confidants. Every single … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap, and a prediction

I had another date with The Rock again last night. Sushi and drinks in a beautiful town in central Jersey. The conversation flowed, he was sweet in his gestures and well, probably not for me. I can’t quite pinpoint it … Continue reading

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Just Settle In, or Not

via Daily Prompt: Grainy This post was not meant to harm anyone or point to anyone particular in my life. I have done a lot of self-reflection the past two years and have also heard and listened to a lot … Continue reading

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The words “I Love You”

The other day my friend’s eight year old son looked at me as we were walking on the beach and said to me “I love you Karen, you are one of my best friends.” My heart absolutely melted. He is … Continue reading

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Still hanging in there…

The past two weeks have been pretty difficult but there have been some bright spots too. I’m still worried about my Dad. My Dad, Mom and I spent time together yesterday – it wasn’t easy but I wanted to keep … Continue reading

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And so it goes…

I guess the old saying when it rains it pours. My Dad’s cancer has returned and my sister is not doing so well anymore either. My Mom fought with me again on Friday – I held my ground but it … Continue reading

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You can’t choose your family…

For the past few years I have hid my heartbreak and my relationships from my family.  All the relationships after my ex-fiancee and I broke up in spring of 2014 have been kept quiet. There is a reason I have … Continue reading

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