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Buddy’s Late-Night Adventures

I first posted this in December 2015 and it remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy!   The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter. Forgetting the season, forgetting […]

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The Perfect Christmas Tree for a Wide-Eyed Little Girl

As a couple, Bill and I have never gone out and cut down a Christmas tree. For several years, we purchased our Christmas tree from a nursery, but eventually started buying them from our local volunteer fire department. I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees in town. Looking back, I’m […]

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Feeling Grateful On Thanksgiving

As sad as I am that our youngest son Daniel won’t be with us this year for Thanksgiving, his first for not being with us for at least part of the day, I’m happy that he and Jess are having a fun trip to Ireland with Jess’ family. I’m grateful that if we can’t have […]

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Five years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the […]

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Five Years Later And It Still Doesn’t Seem Real

Some days it seems like it’s been forever since my dad passed away, and at other times it seems like it was just yesterday that I last hugged him goodbye before driving home from his hospital room. Today is the five-year anniversary of his death and in tribute to my amazing dad, here’s a rerun of […]

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Grateful For A Fabulous Life And Living Happily Ever After

Welcome to Wednesday Word, a monthly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. On the first Wednesday of every month you will have a single word prompt to write about. Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. […]

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Remembering Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

Excerpts from today’s post are from two years ago on Memorial Day weekend… On this Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live freely in this beautiful country. May God bless our nation’s heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery. My friend Jim recently posted […]

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Buddy’s Late-Night Return To The Gym

I first posted this in December 2015 and it remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy!   The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter. Forgetting the season, forgetting […]

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A Little Girl, A Big Forest, And Finding The Perfect Christmas Tree

As a couple, Bill and I have never gone out and cut down a Christmas tree.  For several years, we purchased our Christmas tree from a nursery, but then we started buying them from our local volunteer fire department.  I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees in town.  Looking back, […]

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Four years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the […]

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 Don’t fly, mister blue bird, I’m just walking down the road, Early morning sunshine tell me all I need to know. You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day. Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way, Turn your love my way, yeah. ~ Allman Brothers As I sat […]

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Flying Deer, Rabid Animals; And What’s The Difference Between A Runner And A Jogger?

Today’s post originally ran 0n December 10, 2013, but when another rabid animal attacked a runner in Maine just last month, I thought it was time to update the post with the newest story… You’re not going to believe this story that I heard about on TV, and later read about in this Washington Post […]

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Ten Years Later And Hokie Nation Is Stronger Than Ever

Today I’m asking forgiveness from Holly and Tricia as I link my non-weekly-wrap post to their linkup. Later this evening I will be posting my normal weekly wrap, but today’s anniversary weighs heavily and I need to share the good to balance out the negative… ************************************************* I’m often asked what it is that gives me such love for […]

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How To Throw An Italian Dinner Party

This is one of my favorite Deb Runs non-running posts, edited slightly to update for tonight’s big event…   Tonight is our annual Italian Dinner Party – a night in February where I can shine and make my husband both happy and proud – happy that he’s getting a good home cooked meal; and proud that I try […]

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Merry Christmas, My Friends!

Joy To The World! The Lord Has Come Let Earth Receive Her King…       Merry Christmas, My Friends!   Questions: Are you going to be with family today? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you usually do on December 25 since most businesses are closed? Did you run today?  

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The Elf In The Gym

This first ran last December and remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy! The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter. Forgetting the season, forgetting the time, I was slightly afraid […]

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Finding The Perfect Christmas Tree

From December 22, 2014… As a couple, Bill and I have never gone out and cut down a Christmas tree.  For several years, we purchased our Christmas tree from a nursery, but then we started buying them from our local volunteer fire department.  I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

My heart is full! Joseph, Julie, Daniel, and Jess arrived at our house yesterday afternoon, and once again our home is filled with the energy of youth. As children grow up and leave the nest, holidays become all the sweeter with their return visits home. We are truly blessed. I have always loved Thanksgiving….. A time to reflect and be […]

 
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