The Lady and the Firefighter

Finding a Balance of Sweet and Heat



Let’s Make 2016 Better!

Those who know me know that I had a pretty rough ending to 2015. I watched people whom I admired turn into people who essentially are little more than bullies. I watched my every day life turn into a long-gone yesterday. 2015 was also the year that changed The Man from a guy who worked 9-5, Monday-Friday, to the firefighter who is home for a few days, then pretty much gone for a few days.
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My Home as a Mirror

My response to Sweeping Motions: What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

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Bad Karma or a Test?

Have you ever noticed how opinions regarding negative occurrences in the lives of others varies with your personal connection with that person?

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Magic Mirror on the Wall, Nevermore

A response to The Mirror Crack’d: You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

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Giving Up Booze: Wine

I miss wine. So far, this is whole thing has been easier than I thought it was going to be. I’m one-third of the way through the month without feeling too much temptation.

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Giving Up Booze: (Nearly) A Week in Review

Truth be told, I really stopped drinking prior to June 1. But for argument’s sake, I’m making June 1 my official start. Some morsels of information and clarity that I’ve already encountered include the following:

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Expectations Breed Disappointment

My entry for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Great Expectations

I expect the sun to rise each morning. I expect to walk around my beautiful neighborhood before work. I expect that the trees are filling up a little more each day. I expect Bakewell to be open. I expect that they will have oatmeal cookie lattes. I expect that Lily will be pulling at her cage to run free when I return home.

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The Great Makeup Debate

I wear makeup. I put on lipstick to go to yoga.
Does that mean that I’m insecure? Do I think I’m ugly? Do I wear it so other people think I’m pretty?

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27 Things I learned at 27

Yet another year is winding down. Let’s reflect.
Twenty-seven was the age that brought on a lot of personal evolution. Here are some of the biggest lessons that I am taking away from the age of self-discovery.

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