Category Archives: Deep Breaths

Here is where you can find my take on the world, often viewed through rose colored glasses. This is where I focus on positive and hope to inspired you to find a little more piece in your life too.

Ah…This Navy Life…

Twenty-one years.  That’s how long my husband has been a sailor in the United States Navy.  It’s a fact we’re proud of and humbled by.  I have been involved in all of those years.  We’ve only been married for not … Continue reading

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Honesty

Have you ever seen a toddler pat his mama’s belly like a drum?  What did you think?  What was her reaction?  Was anyone else around, and, if so, what did they do? Why do I ask?  Well, I’ll tell you, … Continue reading

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The Tough Stuff

“We must learn to talk about the most difficult things, easily.” ― Srividya Srinivasan I was looking for a quote the other day and stumbled across this one.  I absolutely love it!  I don’t know what, specifically Ms. Srinivasan was … Continue reading

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How I Do It

We’re in limbo.  It’s common in the Navy.  Our eleven-year-old was just laughing yesterday about how the submarines never leave on time.  “They say they’re going to leave one day and then they don’t.  It’s always at least a day … Continue reading

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I Forget Its Hard

I’ve been working on this post for weeks…pretty much since I last posted in March.  It’s now May.  It seems to be hitting me often lately…how hard this life truly is.  It may be my day to day, but that … Continue reading

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Occlumency

*Trigger warning – this post is about sexual assault and its aftermath in my life.* “Occlumency, Potter.  The magical defense of the mind against external penetration.  An obscure branch of magic, but a highly useful one.” Severus Snape, a professor … Continue reading

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What Do You Tell Them?

Politics.  It’s a thing.  It’s not my thing.  At least that’s what I say.  I say that because I don’t get off on the nasty.  I don’t debate well either.  And I’m not at either extreme of any political spectrum.  … Continue reading

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