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Dawn Hays
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Prayers for Ben
I know one of the deadly sins of blogging is to begin a post with the words, "I'm sorry I haven't blogged in forever." However, this is one of those times that I must throw the Blogging Commandments out the window. It has been over a year since I have writt...

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Last school year was so hard.   I mean haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd!   I began the year knowing I had MCTC/Lupus and was taking meds that were making me feel somewhat better... just well enough that I thought I was ok. I did...

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It's a Give-away!
Hey Olive Planters! Are you ready for school to start? I am! I am! I have really enjoyed summer break. I have spent a lot of time at the pool, even more time lesson planning, and even fought off some bats ! Soon, however, the Olive Plants Home Academy will ...

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The L-O-N-G- Awaited Reveal
Last summer, Michael and I, with the help of the boys and my parents, remodeled the boys' bedrooms. Actually, because they were soon to be teenagers, we moved them into their own bedrooms for the 1st time in a long, long time. I got to play interior decorat...

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It's time for YBC 2014!
My Dear Readers, Hi! How are you? You have probably wondered if I have fallen off the face of the planet. I am still alive and well... doing much better than I was 6 months ago, actually. You can read all about my current lupus progress and chemo treatments...

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School Pictures 2013-14
  Ben (14) and Brian (13) recently had their school pictures taken by a local photographer: Chloe of Chloe Virginia Photography .       Someone had fun in front of the camera!             He is a jokester!     You put my sonic screwdriver WHERE?!   A Dr. Wh...

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No Bacon Matter
A friend of mine posted this picture on facebook.     Since " laughter is the best medicine " is currently our motto, Michael and I began to brainstorm... and laugh... and brainstorm... and cackle... and brainstorm... and guffaw until our side's nearly spli...

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My New Year's Resolution
I was starting to feel a tad bit normal again and to plan out my resolutions for the new year when my doctor upped my chemo dosage. That threw a big ole wrench in the works. Now I have to adjust to the new levels of meds, and as I type this, I have no idea ...

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Oopsie Joes
So lately I've had trouble using my brain. I don't know if it's that I turned 40 last April or if it's because I'm on chemo for lupus or if it's that I'm really in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Some days I think it might be all three. But I have been say...

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Inscribed on My Heart
I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me. Phil 4:13  The Surprise Gift Twenty years ago, soon after Michael’s and my
engagement, I received a phone call from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. She was
cooking up a surprise for us, a wedding gift whi...
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