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Chris van Soolen
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

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The Art of Drama
When I was in High School, I lettered in Drama. I loved the the soliloquy the best. Getting into someone else's head and expressing that emotion from the depths of one soul was one of the things that got me through high school. I loved that. It was my escap...

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I don't understand. Huh.
Ok, I will never be able to walk in someone else's shoes and know exactly how they are feeling. But when someone close to me starts to talk about their worries about money, about their job, about being so frustrated with their current place in life that t...

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It was my birthday, so I had thoughts
43 years ago at 12:48 pm on the 18th of June, my mother gave birth after 12 hours of labor. Completely natural: no pain meds, no husband in the room. In labor. For twelve hours. All to bring me into the world. 12 hours may seem like a breeze to those who ha...

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oh boy...
Today I was doing dishes and spilled a bunch of water down the front of the sink, onto my shirt and onto the floor. I burst into dance and said, "Whoo! I made a mess! I'm so good at making messes!" My 12yo eyed me side-ways and asked if I was like that as a...

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Today was my psychiatrist appointment. In the past few months since the last time I saw him, I've had a drunk day, some pretty low days where it was a giant effort just to get out of bed, and some normal I'm fine days. I was reluctant to go see him because ...

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Save The Date!
I did manage to complete this project for my daughter! Yay! Here are the three options I made for them. She and her fiance will take their favorite and mail out 300 of them to their closest friends and family.  :)

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To-Do list
I am feeling overwhelmed by the things on my to-do list. Some are more important than others. Some are things I want to do vs things I need to do. Today they all seem to be bombarding me at once.  Therefore, I'm going to type them all out so that maybe ...

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Family dynamics are so different on each side of my family. The side I primarily grew up with and spent the most time with are very tight knit. We're there for each other, we see each others' warts and spend time together anyway. There's a knowledge that if...

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Rose Bushes Are Snobs
I am not the world's greatest yard person. I claim to love yardwork, but getting myself out there to actually DO it is something else entirely. Due to city ordinances about weed height, I have been trying to clear up the front sidewalk area that has grown w...

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Yesterday was Mother's Day. I would like to note that I am extremely grateful for my mother and all the mother figures in my life. I love them all dearly. My kids gave me the sweetest and funniest gifts. I love that my two youngest wanted to sit in my lap a...
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