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Khrystos Voskres! Voistynu Voskres!

And now a bit about my heritage. . .   The title of the blog post literally translates to “He has risen.  Indeed he has risen.”  This is a traditional greeting during the Easter/Christmas season for...

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Pancreatic Cancer SUCKS!

Pancreatic Cancer SUCKS.  There I said it again…and I'm going to keep saying it.  Far too many people have lost their lives to it before their time.  Among some of the more famous celebrities that have...

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The Adopted FIL

Did you ever have that one person…possibly a relative even….that shows up at your house at the absolute worst time?  Usually without calling or giving you prior notice that they are stopping by?  Let...

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Thanksgiving vault

This video was probably taken in 2005 based on Gabrielle's age.  What's especially great about this video is my Grandmother pulling rank on my Mother by telling her to make the bed.  This is the type...

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Black Friday 2011 Recap

I know everyone hates me and will throw things at me for posting that I went Black Friday shopping this year, but oh well.  I've been going Black Friday shopping every year for as long as I can...

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Oh, Gabrielle

Gabrielle turned 7 years old today.  SEVEN.  I am getting too old.  I still remember the day she was born like it was yesterday. December 2004 Screaming, pooping bundle of joy. December 2011 Second...

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Blogiversary

Today is my 7th Blogiversary, controversy not withstanding.  I was nearly dooced halfway through this journey, by my employer at the time (Big Red Telephone Company).  My first post can be found here....

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Cabbage Patch Riot: The Original Black Friday

**EDIT** Due to what has happened since I have published this post, I reneg my original stance. Looking back, a cabbage patch kid made me happy as a child, and if anything Elf on the Shelf has taught...

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Cruel Summer

To quote Bananarama, it’s been a “Cruel Cruel Summer”.  I’ve been on an an emotional roller coaster since May.  It all started back in May, which may have only been 3 months ago, but feels like it was...

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Rigby on the Swarm

It’s been over a year since my dog Trumpy and the neighbor’s horse was put down and I’m still not right about it.  I’m not sure that losing a pet is something you ever completely get over.   I really...

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The Lee Park Honor Roll

Some of my favorite memories from childhood go back to spending time with my Grandparents. Whether it was taking walks, shopping trips or simply spending time together, we always seemed to have a good...

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240 Involuntary Hours in the Psych Ward – a journal (part 1)

6/9/18 (My 14th Wedding Anniversary) Morse code is not the same as pulse code and 5 million other things I learned at the phone company by Michelle Ann Hryvniak. <research facts go here> (I’ll...

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240 Involuntary Hours in the Psych Ward – a journal (part 2)

This is a continuation of the journal that I kept while I was involuntarily held in a mental hospital on a 302 and later a 303. If you’d like to read the first part of the journey to get the hell out...

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240 Involuntary Hours in the Psych Ward – a journal (part 3)

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