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Today is my grandparents’ 59 wedding anniversary. I’ve already had two good cries this morning and it’s only 8:30 a.m. I love you, Rosie and Louie. Thanks for teaching me about love and family. I hope Jay and I can follow in your footsteps and live by your examples as we start our own family.   […]

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New Year, New York

Brrr, it’s so cold in Raleigh this week!    It was 15 degrees when I left the house yesterday morning and it’s been so cold all week.  Damn you, arctic air!  I know they have it much colder in the Midwest right now, but damnit, it’s supposed to be cold in the Midwest!  haha anyway, […]

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December 12

Well, here we are, six months later.  The grief that I still feel is still incredibly painful.  I can’t even go back and read my blog posts about the subject or else I’ll freak out and start sobbing. I wanted to talk about the phrase, “I love you more,” which you may or may not […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn 10K

So, this post is only a week-and-a-half over due!  On Saturday, October 12, Jay, Dad, Katelyn, Christie, and I joined some of our dear podcasting friends Alirio, Jon, Dan, Gabby, and Gigi in good old Brooklyn to run the Rock ‘N’ Roll 10K in Prospect Park.  It was a blast!  We had a super gorgeous […]

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McAllister Visit ’13

My family came to Raleigh for a visit this past weekend.  It was a great time.  They arrived Thursday afternoon (August 8) and left early this morning (August 12). On Thursday, we took them to a Durham Bulls game.  It was $1 Hot Dog Night, so you know it was a good time, haha.  It […]

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July 12.

So here we are.  July 12.  One month later. I know that time will make it better, but right now, it isn’t.  It actually gets a little bit worse for me each day.  I think living in Raleigh has given me a delayed reaction for it to really sink it.  I’m not there every day […]

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June 12, 2013

But the ending always comes at last Endings always come too fast They come too fast, but they pass too slow I love you and that’s all I know I lost one of my very best friends at 12:34am this morning.  He went peacefully, completely surrounded by 12 members of his family.  We held his […]

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June 10

Today, June 10, was a rough day.  They spoke to us about options, like DNRs, ventilators and hospice care.  My grandma came to reality this morning: “You know, we’re going to lose him.”  We know we are close to the end now.  I can’t believe this is happening.  My worst nightmare for 29 years and […]

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Hold On, Hold On to Yourself

When I was 13, I loved the song “Sunny Came Home” by Shawn Colvin. And as you did back in 1997, I bought the CD it was on, A Few Small Repairs. After a few days, I began to seriously regret this decision. The cover of A Few Small Repairs featured a woman with three […]

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Of Graduations & Podcasts

Busy busy weekend for me this past weekend.  Actually, it was a busy week, filled with a lot of restaurant dining, haha.  It was a busy week, but a really fun week.  Last Saturday, Sunday, and Monday we celebrated our second wedding anniversary.  On Wednesday, May 1, we took Jay’s parents out to dinner at […]

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