Fresh Towels

This summer after  finishing a job I loathed, and gambling for joy by pursuing other part-time jobs that I would love, I have found myself working a smattering of odd, and whimsical jobs that have filled me with peace, and taught me quite a bit. One of the jobs that I have been working, has been cleaning rooms for a…

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The Courage to Finish

Lisa-Jo Baker began this week’s  Five Minute Friday with the words: “We tend to think that starting is the hardest part of the story. I think it’s finishing”, and I agree wholeheartedly. This is something I have been mulling over a lot lately. How difficult it is to move on from a stage of your life that you have grown…

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{Mostly} Wordless Wednesday

Hey Friends! I am linking up with 5 Minutes For Mom at  www.5minutesformom.com/93321/ww-harrison-hot-springs/ for Wordless Wednesday! Here are some pictures of the WYO Sheridan Rodeo we recently attended. It was fantastically fun-the air was filled with dust stirred up by the horses’ hooves, the clown did stunts between acts, and the bucking broncos were incredibly terrifying {as they should be…

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Rest Awhile

It is a warm, and sleepy kind of evening. The thick overhang of clouds has dissipated leaving a simple, hazy summer night. My hair is hanging in wet clumps from my shower, and errant strands drop glistening bits of water next to my old laptop as my fingertips clatter away anxiously across the keyboard. The air conditioner is humming away…

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For Your Worried Heart

It was a Saturday night, and I had a babysitting job. I parked my car, and walked up the overgrown path towards the yellow ranch house. Taking a deep breath, I knocked on the door.  I stood there, that evening, my hands aching from tiredness, and my heart greatly overwrought. After a long work week, and making the decision to…

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Modern-Day Superheroes: Dads

I love superhero movies. Warrior Man and I went and saw the new X-Men movie last week. And as we sat in the crowded theater, munching away at our popcorn, and sipping ice cold pink lemonade, I found myself getting sucked into the action, the daring exploits, and the moral lessons that were all encompassed within the film. Spiderman, Superman,…

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A Walk in the Woods

Warrior Man and I are working, and living in Wyoming this summer. He is living in a loft apartment, and I am living with my Aunt and Uncle. We miss our families dreadfully, but have been hurriedly refilling our bank accounts for college this fall. Warrior Man has been working as a Lumberjack out in the woods, and I have…

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Misspent Words

Misspent: adjective, spent wrongly or unwisely; squander, wasted: misspent youth. Language is powerful. Words have ignited wrath between families, began life-long romances, and started wars between countries. We deal daily with the ramifications of not only our actions, but also the things that we say. I work in a construction site where I am one of a scant few that…

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How to be Brave: 5 Tips

This past week I began my job as Electrician’s Apprentice for a local electrical company in Wyoming. As I headed into this job early Monday morning I was gripped with fear, anxiety, and doubt. When I drove up to the construction site, and saw myriad men walking purposefully around this elementary school in hard hats, and orange jackets I wanted…

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