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Jill

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July 8, 2015

Running on Empty

A while back running was my thing.  Not a thing I consistently loved, even then, even when I was pretty good at it.  It was a thing I did, regularly and without thought.  I was disciplined to do it. Two kids later, with the constant desire to sleep rather than lace up my shoes and beat the pavement, I have…
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#Tech
June 20, 2015

Pinteresting

The pros and cons of Pinterest, from the perspective of a non-tech-chick. I'm not really techy.  I cheat because my husband is so techy that some of the lingo and ideas accidentally rub off on me, so I seem techy sometimes.  I am, however, a regular person who uses a computer, and so I feel that qualifies me to give…
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#Film
June 1, 2015

The Transition from Photography to Filmmaking

I’m a purist. I love the snapshot, the image captured in a fraction of a second that tells an enduring story. I’m that weirdo who never minded when my friends’ moms showed me photo albums of trips I hadn’t taken and people I didn’t know, because I did know them. I have been to the Grand Canyon several times in…
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#Influence
October 29, 2014

My Thoughts on Starshine

Since childhood I've been fascinated by stars.  We used to live in Northern Minnesota, far from any lights from town, and the stars shone so clear and bright. When I was four I used to think stars looked like sparkling eyes staring back at me.  The first time I remember seeing a shooting star was on the deck of a…
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#Life
April 19, 2014

Forgive and Forget

I guess I don't live according to God's form of forgiveness. I mean to, but I don't. (more…)
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February 2, 2013

The Hilarity of Death

I sometimes imagine poor Death saying, "I can't be funny for the life of me!"  Don't underestimate death.  It can apparently be hilarious. (more…)
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May 23, 2011

I Swear It’s the Tooth!

This little boy of ours is speeding right into teethdom.  He's just shy of four months and yesterday we discovered his first tooth coming it!  It seems weird that he's getting a tooth when he doesn't actually chew anything yet.  Those days are fast approaching, so I'm just enjoying each small change, while still savoring the charming sameness of Elliot.
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May 9, 2011

New Kid On the Block

New kid on the block, not to be mistaken for the much older, and much less 'new' New Kids On the Block, Elliot is indeed the newest addition to our neighborhood.  Most of the families here have teens, or elementary-age kids.  When we moved in we were the only ones in our neighborhood without kids -or dogs.  As we were…
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April 14, 2011

I Am Tougher Than A Desert

As it turns out, Matt and I are tougher to survive than a desert.  For fun, I'll use a favorite desert of mine as an example.  The Great Sandy Desert (gotta love those Australian's and their naming prowess, this creative name makes me laugh almost every time I think of it).  Matt and I are deadlier to a cactus than…
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November 10, 2010

Chocolate Lava cakes? Yes Please.

Browsing the shopping aisle, Betty Crocker's new Decadent Supreme  cake mix caught my eye.  Molten Lava.  Yum...  I waited a while to make it, and today just seemed right (probably because I have the day off, and also maybe because I could smell on the fall breeze that this is in fact a molten lava kind of day).  If anyone…
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July 25, 2010

Beetle Juice

Okay, I know most people who know me well will not be surprised by this, but I have not seen the movie Beetle Juice.  In fact, for some reason in my mind I pictured Jonny Depp in the movie (though what I'm really picturing is him as Edward Scissor Hands), but I think it was that guy who was Mr.…
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June 1, 2010

Worst Childhood Fear Confirmed

Though I'll admit I enjoy the movies, I'm still somewhat disturbed by the Toy Story concept.  It would be less disturbing if the concept was foreign to me, but it is all too familiar.  As a child I loved my stuffed animals and dolls so dearly, and was convinced that when and if I got rid of them, it hurt…
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May 7, 2010

Garage Sale Day -MN Style

It's May and as many would assume, it's perfect garage sale weather.  Yes, and yet, perhaps those 'many' are not familiar with Minnesota.  It is May 7, and I am huddled near the small space heater we were going to sell in this very garage sale, until the weather made me rethink the wisdom of that.  Besides, our poor little…
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May 3, 2010

Birthday Month is off to a HUGE beginning!

As some people may already be aware, and others just learning of this wonderful thing, Matt and I began celebrating birthday months quite a few years ago.  After all, we reasoned, how could one little day be enough to celebrate someone so huge in our lives (that being each other, not ourselves -though really, where would I be without me)?. …
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April 5, 2010

I MUST have Robo Stir!

As some people may already know, I have written in previous posts about my weakness when it come to infomercial products.  The later at night it gets, the more brilliant the idea seems.  I usually don't purchase the items, with the exception of the Magic Bullet which we use multiple times almost every day (and bought at Target, not off…
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April 3, 2010

Ripped off by Waffle Makers!

I have nothing more to say about this other than, "What is the deal with this waffle?"  Okay, maybe I have a little more to say... I opened my whole grain Eggo waffles to find one of the waffles not just ripped apart, but also missing a big chunk of it!  What gives waffle maker, what gives? Though it was…
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March 29, 2010

What I’d look like as a blue-eyed blonde

I recently chopped my hair off, but before I took the plunge, I did some investigating.  I was curious about hairstyles, and what would look good on me (or, more to the point, what would look horrible on me).  Cutting out hairstyles from magazines and gluing them to pictures of myself was an option that was too creepy... and too…
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March 14, 2010

Head in the Clouds

I know without a doubt that our neighbors, though they find us a vast improvement from the last owners of our home, believe we're insane.  It's because of, but I'm sure not limited to, a few things.  One is imagination and another is our camera. Matt and I will stand in the middle of the road (watching out for cars…
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January 23, 2010

Coffee Head

It is January 23rd, and so it has been 23 days since I last drank a caffeinated beverage.  The last caffeinated drink I had was while celebrating New Year's Eve with friends -and drinking a delicious coffee. I honestly thought I would miss caffeine, and I feel I've betrayed it by having only a minor headache the following day, and…
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January 6, 2010

No Nail Polish

Nails can not be painted while in nursing school, at least not during clinicals (working in the hospitals) which is a majority of, if not the entirety of, the semester.  This rule was put into practice because even small chips and cracks in nail polish look tacky but also can carry germs with them.  Ew.  I began to realize that…
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December 31, 2009

Hair Cut

It was time for a hair cut, so I got it chopped off on Monday (actually I didn't chop it off, but had a professional do it).  It's amazing how much simpler everything has become.  For example, when I put on my purse, I don't have to pull my hair free from beneath its strap (somewhat painful).  Also, when I…
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November 12, 2009

Street Hawk!!

So for SOME of you (and you know who you are) you weren't even alive when this show was on, so don't bother.  But do those of you who were alive remember Street Hawk?  It was out around the same time as Air Wolf, and I remember as a kid wondering why a Hawk was on the street and a…
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November 2, 2009

“Little Squirrel”

Bob Ross, in the Joy of Painting was like Big Bird in Sesame Street to me.  Never mind the fact they have similar hairdo's!  His show, The Joy of Painting, aired from 1983-1995 which spanned most of my 'TV-watching' childhood years.  He has a soothing voice and really great little sayings, such as "let's put a happy little cloud over…
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