Category Archives: Myself

Figuring out who I am

Why Duluth?

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Two weeks ago I was on vacation in Duluth MN.  This was a favorite vacation spot when I was a kid and has continued to be one now that I’m an adult.   This was the fifth time I’ve been there as an adult, and the fourth time I’ve gone alone.  I’m already thinking about what I’m going to do the… Read more »

What Are You Afraid Of?

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I was recently attempting to bolster the confidence of a coworker who will be giving a short presentation at a trade show.  She, like many folks, is afraid of public speaking.  I am not (although I DO get a little nervous reading in church).  A few more people got involved in the conversation, and I was asked point blank “What… Read more »

I’m Still a Woman

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Last week marked a milestone of sorts for me- the 10 year anniversary of my hysterectomy. I had very large uterine fibroids that were growing rapidly and causing a variety of very unpleasant symptoms that would have only continued to worsen had I not had the surgery.  And, I won’t lie- not having to deal with monthly periods anymore has… Read more »

I Don’t Know and I Don’t Care

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Like most middle-aged folks I gripe a lot about getting older.   And at first glance it isn’t much to be excited about.   I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee just about every night.  I can hurt all day if I “sleep wrong”.   If my feet get cold I’m miserable.  Most current hit music sounds… Read more »

What Stinks?

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It seems in today’s society there are very few things that cannot be discussed openly.  People have no trouble talking about their medical procedures, sex lives, and everything in between. But there are still a few taboo topics out there, and one of them is body odor.  No one wants it or wants to be around someone who has it…. Read more »

Baa Baa Black Sheep

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I’ve said many times that I have little in common with the folks I share DNA with.  Certainly not looks or politics.  Definitely not temperament or taste in music.  I cannot remember what my sister and I talked about before she had kids- 95% of our conversations now seem to revolve around those two goofballs.  It IS true my sister… Read more »

I’m mad as heck and……

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I’m not going to take it anymore! As luck would have it, today is I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore Day.  That fits in perfect with what’s on my mind so I see no choice but to run with it! I’m not into making New Years Resolutions.  They only lead to disappointment in February.  So I don’t make them. … Read more »

Why am I Doing This?

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After finding out I have a blog most people ask what it’s about.  As I’ve discussed before, that can be a tricky question to answer, but I try.  http://www.beckypalmer.me/2016/03/whats-a-knotty-thing/ But even trickier is when people ask WHY I have one.  The simplest answer is that it’s my hobby.  I don’t do arts and crafts.  I don’t enjoy cooking.  I do like… Read more »