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Never A Dull Moment

January 30, 2023

Doctor Appointments

Doctor appointments: I loathe them. Always have. Was particularly annoyed during cancer treatment years ago when I went 3-4 days a week to some appointment or another, major ones like heart tests and chemo infusions and discussions about whether to radiate my body. I have another appointment tomorrow morning. While I hate seeing the doctor, […]

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January 19, 2023

Birthday Nougat

My piano-student parent who introduced me to this nougat (that I’ve talked about before)  several years ago brought me some to Gabby’s lesson on January 11. I should have given it back. Or, I guess had some self-control. The night before my trip to the ER, I joked to Ken, “Hm, I should probably stop […]

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January 14, 2023

Hiking or Hospital?

What I wanted to do today: go hiking with Ken for my birthday What I did instead: spent 7 hours in the ER—flip-flopping on the bed trying to get comfortable—staring at the light fixture on the ceiling

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January 6, 2023

Christmas Nougat

Three years ago, a piano student’s parent made me this delicious candy for Christmas. I, of course, got the recipe and put it in my book so I could start a new tradition. Finally, in December of 2021, I bought all the ingredients. Weeellll, then I got COVID over the Christmas holiday. I had about […]

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November 30, 2022

Singing Full Throttle

As you know, I am always embarrassing myself in some way. I have a song coming out in January and I’m still debating which intro I want to go with. This afternoon, I loaded the two masters onto the iPhone, sat in between my two speakers—surround sound, duh —and cranked the first one. The next […]

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November 22, 2022


That moment when you wonder why the lady sitting next to you in church doesn’t turn off her ringing phone and you suddenly realize that although you silenced your phone (like a good girl), the alarm that you set for 9:30 a.m. never got turned off since you got up at 7:30 a.m. instead. My […]

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September 12, 2022

Well, That Was Embarrassing

Well, that was super embarrassing. I was in the middle of teaching a piano lesson to sibling number two (out of three) when my left hand, wrist, and arm started hurting so bad that I could not concentrate on a thing. I took my Fitbit off and tried to ignore the pain. Finally, I told […]

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May 29, 2022

Invasion of Personal Space

On the flight home from Nashville, Ken and I had separate seats. I sat in the back by these two teenagers, possibly brothers. Ten minutes in, the one next to me rested his head on my shoulder. I mean, he was really snuggling in, just like this little guy is with his bananas. He sat […]

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May 24, 2022

Never a Dull Moment

That moment when you are jolted awake in your motel room by the fire alarm and you don’t have a stitch of clothes on, and the next moment, you hear pounding on your door. I’d like to say this is the only time something like this has happened to me in the past week, but […]

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January 24, 2022

That’s Gotta Be A First

Well, that’s gotta be a first: I fell asleep in my chair, sitting up, playing cards with a friend. At 7:00 p.m. Me: Asleep—mouth hanging open—for who knows how long. Me: Eyes fly open, realize where I am, sort of. Friend: Pretending not to notice, she says calmly, “It’s your turn.”

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