Author Archives: dbdaze

About dbdaze

Currently spending much of my time contemplating the remainder of my life ... realizing the importance of dreams that are fulfilled, support of those closest to you, and the value in downsizing and living with less.

New Beginnings

As we enter into the new year, Mr D and I have some ideas for where we wish life to take us. I use the word “ideas” rather than “plans” because as much as we hope these ideas pan out, … Continue reading

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End of 2011 and More

In January of 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  At the time, I dealt with this as someone who had been told by their dentist that they needed to have their wisdom teeth removed.  I accepted the diagnosis, scheduled … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Thanks to Shoes on the Wrong Feet for granting me the Liebster Blogging Award The blogosphere is mega-huge, one report says 152 million in 2010.    Of course, this number includes “dead” blogsites — blogs left dormant, no longer attended … Continue reading

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20 Random Facts to Entertain Your Gray Matter

Humans produce about 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime. Saliva is required for taste—until food is dissolved by saliva, we cannot taste it.  (Now if we could just figure out how to digest our food without saliva, we may … Continue reading

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Forever Thankful

Today my son, Timothy, is 28 years old.  In 1987, at the age of 3 1/2, Tim joined our family by way of adoption. “Born not from our flesh, but born in our hearts,      You were longed for … Continue reading

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The Best Is Yet To Be!

I somehow managed to cram all my kids’ birthdays into a 6 month period of time, so from the end of July to the beginning of December, we are in pretty much in “party-mode.” Thirty-five years ago, on this very … Continue reading

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Starring the One and Only … Mariah Day!

On October 17, 1980 I had the most amazing home birth.  Just Bruce and the kids (Sean, 13, Deidra, 4, and Dustin, 2) along with my friend Andy, who came as my coach.  Having now had three hospital births, I … Continue reading

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