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Lanita Moss's Blog – August 2011 Archive (14)

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

As I have confessed here a number of times, I haven’t always been able to write.  Well, I’ve always been able to write, I just didn’t have any confidence in my writing abilities.  When I was working in the corporate world, if I was required to write a letter, I would procrastinate for days until I made myself sit down at my computer and write.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 31, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Blue Hair and Blue Rollers

Sometimes I see things that make me stop…ponder…laugh…or write a blog in my head.  Things out of the ordinary that make me look twice.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 29, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments

The UniformTrafficTicket

I have three email addresses.  One is personal, one is for business, and one is a hybrid of the two.  I religiously check them everyday, and sometimes they are full of emails from friends, or emails from myself reminding me to do this or that.  But, many times they are just full of crap.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 26, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Le Mariage Francais

Sometimes an opportunity presents itself that, if taken, will result in an experience of a lifetime.  These opportunities don’t come along everyday, so when they appear, you just have to take them.  The wedding of a college friend was just such an opportunity.  The wedding itself was amazing, and the French countryside was divine.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 24, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

Germ Warfare

With the start of school comes the school supply list.  I personally hate buying school supplies because I feel such pressure to get it right.  What if I buy Hunter the wrong folders?  Will I stunt her for life?  What if I buy Elliott the wrong color for her zipped up Trapper Keeper?  Will she be socially ostracized?

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 22, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Mr. and Ms. Communication

I am a typical female.  I hear 95% of everything anyone says, I process it in my chaotic, busy brain, I store it in the appropriate compartment or break it down into lists, all the while talking a mile a minute and carrying on a witty conversation.

It’s how my brain works.  It’s how most women’s brains work.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 19, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

But We Thought She Was Ours

Earlier this month, a family’s world was destroyed.  A Liberty, MO family received notification that a Guatemalan judge had ordered the return of their seven-year-old adopted daughter.

This story caught my eye because I have a six-year-old Guatemalan daughter, and Liberty is only 40 miles away from where I live.  So, it was hitting rather close to home.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 17, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

Gone Fishing

Well, not really.  Because today is the first day of school and here is how I am celebrating!!

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 17, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments

Two More Days...But Who's Counting?

Two more days until the girls go back to school.  Less than 48 hours in a summer that hasn’t been very much fun. 

It has been the summer of RADishes, a three month struggle to help our daughters maneuver through the trials of reactive attachment disorder.  At times, it has been a nightmare.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 15, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Road Rage

My daughter and her friends think I have road rage.  I don’t have road rage; it’s just that I frequently disagree with how others handle themselves on the road.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 10, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

Prairies and Panhandles

Colby and I recently took a road trip south through Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico, and into southern Colorado.  As we drove through what represented the worst of the dust bowl, I was in awe of the people who migrated to this area and managed to scratch out a living.

This is a hard place.  It will take its piece of flesh and leave very few gifts.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 8, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Head in the Clouds

I love lying in the driveway at the end of summer day.  The concrete is still warm, yet the air has started to cool.  Usually I am alone, reflecting on life, and looking for shapes in the clouds.  I often enjoy a glass of wine while I wind down from the chaos of the day.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 5, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Rooster Envy

I recently read The Bloggess’ blog post, And that’s why you should learn to pick your battles, a snortingly funny story about the Bloggess and her girlfriend buying a five foot rooster, placing it on her front doorstep, ringing her doorbell, then running and hiding.  Her husband’s reaction to the surprise visitor was priceless.

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 3, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

Mad About Melons

As I have mentioned numerous times, I have a rather large garden this summer.  Besides growing tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and basil, a quarter of my garden is being taken over by watermelon.  A small part of the watermelon patch was planned, but the rest is all due to volunteerism.

There are two varieties of watermelon in my patch, black diamonds, and the old fashioned striped variety…all with seeds.  I love watermelon and I frequently buy melons in the summer, but I don’t like the…

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 1, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

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