If you know me at all, you know that my mantra for the past several decades has been “There’s not enough time.” I’ve kept this mantra so long I seriously envision my gravesite as a half buried casket, unplanted flowers, and a headstone that reads: “Here lies the empty tomb of Sheila Whittington Couldn’t stay…

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What was the big news story of 2009? (besides Tiger Woods). All together now…THE ECONOMY! The general consensus is it’s bad – it’s really bad. We’ve all heard it, felt it, experienced it, eaten, slept and breathed it. I will be the first to admit that spending habits in this household have certainly changed; sometimes…

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You wake up in the morning, stretch, feet hit the ground, and immediately your mind starts rolling thoughts of all the things you have to do today. “I have to do the laundry, get the kids to school, pay the bills, and work out. Oh, and I have to take the car in for an…

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A mortgage-broker friend called me today, despairingly.  “I know you don’t read the newspapers or watch TV or anything, but did you hear what’s happening out there?!”  My first thoughts were “Something’s on fire?  George Clooney is getting married?  They’re going to stop making orange juice?”  Remembering her livelihood is deeply entrenched in the state…

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