Author Archives: arlsvera

Plenty of Time

Seven months.  We had plenty of time to prepare.  But as the fateful day was upon us – nothing.  We scrambled. We made phone calls to the funeral home and to the crematorium.  No one could give us a clear … Continue reading

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Gambling Lessons

Usually, bad lessons learned from gambling result in money lost and sad people.  But that is not how this story ends.  This is the story of a couple of lucky friends who made poor decisions and were rewarded for it. … Continue reading

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168 Steps

It’s hard to only walk 168 steps in one day.  Unless you are sick or are bedridden, it’s practically impossible.  I don’t mean to brag, but I was able to accomplish this rare feat one weekend in March. I was … Continue reading

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Lucky

Sports people often ascribe to the adage, “it’s better to be lucky than to be good.”  Well, I’m not an athlete, but I am usually pretty lucky – and it’s good! When my kids were about 5 and 7 years … Continue reading

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Bathroom Emergency

I haven’t had a two year old in 16 years, so when I went out on a boat with one, it proved to be quite an adventure.  Julie, my sister in law, was called into babysitting duty when a friend … Continue reading

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It’s all in the translation…

I got a pedicure today and I had the most delightful thing happen – and it had nothing to do with my feet.  I’ll remember it far after the polish wears off and the calluses return. As I was browsing … Continue reading

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Grown Up Girlfriends

As a grown woman, one of the things that I treasure most in life is the friendship of my girlfriends. I am still close with my childhood girlfriends.  These are the girls who knew me before puberty. They vacationed with … Continue reading

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