Meet Matt and Valerie, an inspirational recount

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Visit www.timetoplay.com for ways to find your quality of life. The direction of "the Quest for Quality of Life" blog has changed -- the goal is to share inspirational stories, amazing stories, and lessons learned from others.  To share…

Every Action We Take Provides a Reward or a Consequence

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So, it has taken 45 years for me to start figuring things out.  I guess that's better than never. I have always advocated being proactive.  During my corporate career one of my job functions was quality improvement.  That is what I base…

Looking at Achievements - Here's to 2011!

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So. . . 2011 is here.  We have bucket lists.  We have goals. As a newbie to Facebook, I have noticed people posting when they are working on something or when they have finally accomplished "it".  I think that is one thing Facebook has…

The Christmas Eve Dinner Fiasco -- OMG!!! FIRE!!!

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So, as we all know, the holiday came and went in a blink.  As I was shopping, cleaning and cooking this year, I continued to remind myself that I knew it would be over so fast.  And I tried to take it all in, to appreciate the moments, the…

Twas the Week Before Christmas when . . .

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Twas the week before Christmas when all through the house, office, car...Sheer panic approached with a twinkling from afar. With packages in a mound still unwrapped, and cooking and cleaning yet still to come, So many activities, I almost…

News from a recovering Boring-A-Holic

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So, the big day has come.  The Birthday.  45!  So fast the time goes.  What accomplishments did I achieve?  (Check all that apply . . .) Education: a masters degree and board certification - check Kids: 3 children, ages 19, 16 and 15…

Grown Up Kids / Empty Nest is Coming

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A few months ago my son, soon to be 17, bought a 16 year old Bronco.  Nick is so proud of his truck.  He paid for most of it with money he earned.  He has cleaned it, waxed it, polished every inch.  He has been working on it with his…

Happy Holidays to Our Troops

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I attended a packing evening for Jacob's Light Foundation Tuesday night.  Dorine Kenny is the founder of the foundation.  She lost her son 7 years ago in Iraq.  Before he was killed she would send him care packages.  She continued to send…

Old High School Friends

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Last week an old high school friend "friended" me on Facebook.  I was excited!  It's been 27 years since I graduated.  Wow.  I actually had to figure that out.  Time sure does fly. I pretty much haven't seen anyone since our 10 year reunion. …