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New Year, New Beginnings by Diane Bator

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I am one of those busy people who manages 3 teenagers (one at University), 2 part-time jobs, a fledgling writing career and a new editing business as well as a husband. Yes, I am my own special kind of crazy and can cause myself all sorts of stress. I also make sure to create all kinds of joy in my life to keep some semblance of balance. During a really busy, extremely stressful, time in my life recently, I took the time to make a list of the things that relaxed me and gave me joy. This list is in no particular order, but simply as they popped into my head.1.Baking Cookies ~ I don't do this enough because of the inevitable side effect - I eat them!2.Laughing ~ the light-hearted, silly moments are the ones that inspire me the most and open the creative portal.3.Snuggling with my cat ~ our furry baby was a rescue animal 9 years ago as a newborn kitten. He's funny, chatty, and always seems to know when anyone needs a hug.4.My kids ~ good, bad, or ugly, the kids are always enterta…

WOMEN DRIVERS - SAINTS OR SINNERS - MARGARET TANNER

ROAD RAGE VICTIM
Recently, I witnessed a car accident.A truck ran up the back of a woman’s car outside a local shopping mall. The man jumped out of his truck and abused the woman. Luckily no-one was hurt, but this incident brought to the surface something that happened to me more than twenty years ago.
I was involved in a serious accident when a fully laden semi trailer ran into the back of my car, virtually demolishing it. How I survived was a miracle, how I was able to walk away with just a few bruises was even more miraculous. Even the emergency workers who arrived on the scene couldn’t believe it. My car was crushed, the semi-trailer jack-knifed and ended upside down, and the driver had to climb out the window, but all I could blubber about was losing my shoes.They weren’t even designer ones, just the low-heeled type I always wore to work. “Stupid woman,” I heard a by-stander remark. “Worrying about her bloody shoes.”

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Everyone knows me – the lady who sits on or just below the spee…

"Let's Go to the Movies!" "No, I'd Rather Stay Home." by Shirley Martin

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Numbers by Eleanor Stem

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Food, Family, and Traditions, by Kathy Fischer-Brown

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