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About texancountess

I find myself in the calming roar of the sea, floating gently on the foam of the breaking waves. Blue. Green. Gray. The colors of the sea mark the boundaries of my soul. The tumbled glass finds its polish under the relentless pounding of the waves upon the shore. Thus am I. Rough transitioning to polish, refinement ever a process, finding my niche in the storms of life.

Fragility

Life is fragile. Or is it that life is precious? What if it really is true that you never know what you had until it’s gone?  Can we learn to know what we have? Blink your eyes. Too late, they’re … Continue reading

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Long Runs

There’s seriously nothing like a long run on my calendar. It’s an attainable, but stretchable goal. It sits there as the pinnacle at the start of my week. The good start that sends me rushing into the week on the … Continue reading

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Come What May

My words don’t come easily here anymore. This place has been my safe haven for over 9 years. And yet.  I cringe whenever I see the app on my phone. I hate the nagging feeling that I need to come … Continue reading

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Catalina Island

I keep trying to find the right words to recap this day. But my story hangs in my heart. Early in the morning, before I was even awake in California, my Uncle departed this world. I received the news right … Continue reading

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Sail Away

Please be singing Enya right now. Please. When B got his 2017 vacation confirmed (he puts in for it in Oct for the next year) his parents mentioned doing a family trip since we had missed the last one. I … Continue reading

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Chugging On

2017 has definitely been a roller coaster. Losing my uncle on the third day of the year derailed me. Having B on nights was also wearing. I was tired of falling asleep alone, waking up alone, eating alone, and not … Continue reading

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Restart

Grief y’all.  My heart still hurts. I don’t understand this grief thing. Some days almost feel normal, but I certainly don’t.  I just can’t find any words right now. Between his loss and the state of the world, I’m hurting. … Continue reading

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