Category Archives: Overcoming obstacles

Big Sur, big moments….CCC days 3 and 4

  “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into thin air.”  John Quincy Adams So, the riders actually made it to Big Sur on Monday…and soaked their feet in the river, sitting in … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle, CCC 2014

I was going to start with an apology intended for those that have no interest in reading about this particular event – but I changed my mind.  Because, frankly, I’m too dang proud of my husband and the other 190 … Continue reading

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I hope you dance….

I wasn’t prepared to cry, really.  I was excited, and maybe a little bit nervous for her.  But I wasn’t prepared for the floodgate to open. It was so simple and mundane – so normal for most parents.  Just one number … Continue reading

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My JA Family

” Family is like music. Some high notes, some low notes. But always a beautiful song.” I have a huge family – I mean tremendously gigantic. I’ve never even met most of them and probably never will, because there are … Continue reading

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Super JA Mom

Today, on Mother’s Day,  I am celebrating the women in my life, who have nurtured and mentored and created beauty.  They have taught me, shared, and supported and loved freely. Not all of them are mothers – some are aunts, some … Continue reading

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The Super-Magnificent, Splendiferous 100th Post!!!

OK… It’s not all that spectacular, really.  But in honor of this 100th post, I thought I would take a look back at where we were when I first started this blog, in September of 2009, and compare it to … Continue reading

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Thorny Fallout….

I was totally unprepared for the response to my blog last week.  Really… really unprepared. Can I just say that I started writing a blog for me.. and for my family so they would not always have to hear me … Continue reading

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