Chihuly Exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens

  Last night my husband and I enjoyed a visit to Denver Botanic Gardens to see the Chihuly Exhibit. It was a cool wet night. We managed to avoid the crowds and capture some beautiful photographs.   After that we had a delicious meal at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro on the 16th street mall. It was a perfect date.   Beauty, time with my husband, good food.   Self...
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How To Set Limits With A Person Who Is Gamey, Manipulative, Or Has Borderline Personality Disorder.

All my life I’ve been a compassionate and empathetic person. I was the one who found the down and outer, befriended them, and tried to incorporate them into my group of friends.   You wouldn’t think that was a bad thing, but if you have a similar emotional makeup, you know how easy it is to get sucked into the lives of others.   This is not always healthy.     My biggest...
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A Country Wedding

I grew up in a large family. Seven kids plus mom and dad.   My dad’s sister also had seven kids.   My dad’s younger brother had three girls.   There are plenty more relatives but that’s all you need to know to understand how this big group came together. We’re missing a few and we hold them in our hearts, but we treasure the chance to celebrate my cousin...
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Sun Shine Down by Gillian Marchenko – a book review

I get asked to read and review a lot of books. I don’t like every book I read, but usually I find something nice to say, even if it ends up not being a favorite.   This most recent book is not that way. I truly loved this book. Sun Shine Down is a short book, written very simply; I finished it in about two hours. Yet it changed me. I have a sad sweet ache in my heart as I write this...
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How To Find Your Calm After Being Triggered

I just had a yucky experience. I was exiting the freeway going about 60 miles per house, slowing to 45 on the exit ramp. A black sports car going much faster, maybe 70 or 80, descended on me. It felt like he was going to touch my bumper. I put my hand up signaling him to pull back and give me distance.   He came closer. He started to maneuver around me to the left but realized that would...
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Weekend of Rest

Summer is almost over. We spent the weekend in Grand Lake, CO celebrating my husband’s parents’ birthdays. We had a wonderful three days enjoying sunshine, food, and family. Here’s a little video I put together.     What was your favorite memory this summer? ———————– ...
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