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Happy 10th Birthday, Luna!

Happy 10th Birthday, Luna!

You may have some idea from following my blog that my husband and I are crazy cat people. Indeed, we are owned by seven feline companions, at least five of which are related. To learn their specific and individual stories, check out my kitty posts from last summer here and here. But today is a monumental day in our household, because our oldest kitty, Luna, is celebrating her 10th birthday!

Happy First Blogiversary!

Happy First Blogiversary!

Today is my one-year Blogiversary! Part of me can’t believe I’ve managed to keep it going but the realistic side of me isn’t surprised given the events of the past year. So I guess it’s time to tell the origin story, because I don’t think anyone really knows it. Life was not going well for me last year, especially around this particular time last year. I had already suffered through most of 2014 with endometriosis, but 2016 had it in…

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A Cold and Broken Birthday Hallelujah

A Cold and Broken Birthday Hallelujah

The person I was a year ago is not the person I am now. Not by a long shot. Even though I’m only a year older, I feel as though I’ve aged at least ten years in the past year. Must be a thing that happens once you hit your 30s. When I look in the mirror now, I can see the scars that the past year has left on me, both literally and figuratively. I see a person who…

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Sick of It

Sick of It

I was supposed to be normal today (well, now yesterday, I suppose…) I was supposed to go to the Skillet concert with David and my endo sister April and her daughter. We had box seats and everything. Sort of an early birthday present. I love Skillet and I’ve never had the chance to see them live. And I was going to write an awesome blog post about how much fun I had and how great it was to do a…

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Grown Up Birthday List

Grown Up Birthday List

Given that September is almost over and my birthday is at the end of October, I’ve already started to get questions from family members about what I want for my birthday. I hate this question. Not that I don’t like birthdays and receiving gifts. I love books and would love enough blank journals (spiral-bound, please) to fill a warehouse. But as I’ve gotten older, it’s become harder and harder to think of things I want for my birthday. I usually…

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