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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hold

You know you've been on hold too long too frequently when the music playing in your head as you try to fall asleep is the hold music.
Easy Listening will drive you to insanity!!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Pioneer Day 2014!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

My First Post as a Contributor to Stroked to Life

http://strokedtolife.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/a-pebble-in-my-pocket/

I wrote an article today on the blog Stroked to Life. I wrote about my feelings of grief on the 30th anniversary of my father's death. Regular readers of Art History Alli know how much I miss my dad even though I have zero memories of him. 
If you choose to follow the link, I hope you read my words with the hope and gratitude they were written in.
 
I tried to pretend this day was like any other day, and it worked until I took my lunch break and got on Instagram. My amazing sister posted an adorable photo of herself as a baby with my parents. They all look so happy and young. I am so grateful to her for posting that sweet memory. 

I struggled the rest of the day to not cry and then I had an amazingly inspired conversation with my boss, which I talk about in the article. She asked if I was going to his grave tonight, which is something I didn't think of doing. I stopped by there after work and even though it was over 100 degrees, Dad's grave is shaded by a beautiful tree. I sat there next to the grave and wrote my post for Stroked to Life. I felt loved and inspired and like my dad was cheering me on. It is an honest post of how I have dealt with grief my entire life. 
Grief is a process and a constant battle but I am grateful for what it has taught me. We are not victims of grief but champions of hope and perseverance.
 

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Happy Independence Day 2014!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I didn't get a lunch break today...

So I ate a box of Milk Duds instead. #healthychoices

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Green Smoothies are Delicious...

... If you like drinking salad.
Maybe it's an acquired taste I have yet to acquire.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

I Heart Summer

We started the day with a 5K and ended it with an 80s dance party with my BFF and her family. Life is wonderfully fun!!!! I ❤ Summer!!

A Great Way to Welcome Summer!! Color Me Rad 5K #doradstuff

If you don't like the weather...

... wait a few minutes (or days) and it will change. It's hard to believe how cold it was just 5 days ago when it's 95 degrees today!! Happy First Day of Summer 2014!!!