Nikki

Boots, Boots, Boots. I Love Boots.

My Annual Boot Hunt has begun.   Prompted by an upcoming trip to Paris, I get to wear boots early this year!  [Boots, boots, boots.  I love boots.]  But when I have to pack light, I need to choose accordingly.  I need to find a pair that are comfortable enough for sightseeing (I mean, really?  Is […]

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Living Vicariously

Vicarious – (adj.) felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others I have been pondering the subject of living vs. existing for awhile now, but didn’t put form to my thoughts until today.  My hubby prompted me today by asking me what I hated so much about suburbia, and what I hoped […]

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Wednesday Wildcard Infatuation

Wildcard can be a person, place, thing or idea. Or anything else I decide to make it. 🙂 Today I am choosing to share my love for a new twit-friend, Beth Arnold. In addition to being from my home state (Go Hogs!), she did something that I am totally enamored of – she and her […]

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I Need to Wine a Little

This is for my friend Valerie, who moved back home to Paris last week. ::sniffsniff:: She and her family were expated here for a couple of years, and I had the pleasure of getting to know her. I miss her like crazy and hope to see her soon… but I digress… One of the last […]

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MGMT

MGMT. ::swoon:: One of my favorite bands in the whole wide world, who I saw in June (look how close I got!!), is playing a post-Lollapalooza concert and donating the proceeds to the Dare 2 Dream foundation. I didn’t think it possible, but this makes me love them even more than I did before. ::doubleswoon:: […]

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While You are Alive, Live!

We are not hearing positive things about expatriating to Europe, but I am not waiting to live my life. I choose to not postpone joy. Today I have happiness, and hope, and love, and excitement for the future. The blessings I count as mine are not temporary; I will possess them no matter what I […]

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Excitement in Change

We have been trying to expat for awhile now, and today we got our first ray of real, founded, hope. In the past, the attitude towards us has been, “Oh, yeah. I’ll support that. Let’s talk next quarter after budget, blah blah blah.” The call that came today, however, was one of, “I need to […]

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Oxymoron or dichotomy?

I am not an angry or cynical person, ask anyone who knows me. But so far, the tone of this blog has been more negative than I had intended it to be. I am pondering why that is… I love my life! I love my family, my friends, and my home. I think the disconnect […]

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Ramble On

I don’t yet have a clear vision for what I want this blog to be. I just know that I have a voice and I want to use it. I live in Suburbia but I am anti-Suburb in most all aspects of life. I love travel, music, fashion, photography, public transportation, parks tucked into the […]

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Mission Statement

If I have eyes, let me see, not just view, the world around me. If I have ears, let me listen rather than simply hear. If I have a voice, let me speak with purpose. If I have a life, let me live it to the fullest of my God-given potential. Then, and only then, […]

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Handle With Care

Life’s a bitch. Life’s a beach. Life’s a bowl of cherries. He who dies with the most toys wins. He who dies with the most toys still dies. I’ve heard many trite references to this thing called Life, but if I were to put my thoughts about it into one concise sentence, I would say, […]

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Normal is In The Eye of the Beholder

A friend (EG) mentioned a book to me last week that I thought I had an interesting title. It was called Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them by John Ortberg. I’ve decided that I *have* to own this book!!! I was hooked after the reading the “teaser” that Amazon provides. JO said everything I […]

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Wonder Twin Powers…Activate!

Lately, for some reason, the movie The Incredibles has been on my mind. Especially the part where the villain, Syndrome, says, “…when everyone’s super, no one will be.” Click HERE for a refresher. The gist of the movie is that some people are born with SuperPowers and are not only celebrated, but are beneficial to society. After […]

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Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

Do the very things we take for granted do us more harm than good? Is assuming that the way things are right at this very moment is the way things will stay – forever and ever, amen – a good thing? How did you feel when you became aware of a bit of new, ground-breaking […]

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Mean People Suck

Who hasn’t seen and/or related to that bumper sticker? I believe that you can substitute in place of the word “mean” any characteristic in another human being that you don’t like. The things I insert vary throughout the day, given my mood and my surroundings, but today I would insert the word “Conniving”. How do […]

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