Category Archives: change

Fall Is In the Air

It happens so quickly. Summer ends and Fall begins. Well, not so quickly, but it seems like it. I realize that Fall does not technically arrive until Wednesday, September 22nd.  But today with lots of rain and no sunshine in … Continue reading

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Resilience and Grace

“We were just starting to come back, to come back from Irma, then Covid.” She was not complaining, just sharing. Mike and I were sitting at the bar at La Rosa, a well-loved Italian restaurant In Sint Maarten, eating a … Continue reading

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We Can Be Right, and Still Be Wrong

We have three choices when faced with conflict. We can avoid it, ignore it, or confront it. To “confront” it does not mean to be confrontational, it means to address it, to deal with it. Sometimes the best approach is … Continue reading

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Making Progress

Last week’s blog (How Much is Too Much?) was about my increased recognition that I/we have too much. I will not repeat that story, but if you missed it, you may want to go to itsinthesauce.com and read it. This … Continue reading

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How Much is Too Much?

I have been home more in the past couple of weeks than I was percentage-wise the past few months. I have cooked more, cleaned more, and lived in our home more. Doing so, I have had to face what I … Continue reading

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Freedom of a Different Nature

The 4th of July, when we celebrate our nation’s freedom, is Sunday. Many will be gathering to honor our country. This is fitting, a tribute worthy of our time. Tomorrow our loved ones and friends will have a gathering of … Continue reading

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Changing Again

June is in process, and that means that we are almost at the halfway point of 2021. This is a good time to take stock. Are you who you want to be? Are you where you want to be? If … Continue reading

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Managing Our Frustrations

Things seem to take longer lately than they normally do. The “lately” part relates to since COVID. Now that many businesses are open again and many people are out and about, there are some definite challenges with service. You have … Continue reading

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Our (Almost) New Normal

When the CDC removed restrictions for indoor and outdoor gatherings for vaccinated people last week, and governors followed suit, a new normal began. We could almost hear an audible sign as many took off their masks and rejoined society at … Continue reading

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Two Years Today

Today, May 7, 2021, is the second anniversary of my commitment to no longer drink alcohol. Wine had been my drink of choice, with an occasional Appletini, Lemon Drop Martini, or Caipirinha. When I stopped drinking, I was an almost … Continue reading

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