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  • At Wit’s End . . .
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:49 AM
    Better days ahead . . .
    Between the crazy highs and lows in the weather temps . . . along with COVID-19, gardening and yard work has hit the bottom of my to-do list this year.
    I usually look forward to tinkering in the yard on a nice spring day. Being outside in the fresh air brings a sense of joy and peace for me. Being outdoors has not only been a proven way to de-stress but it has also been shown that focusing on an activity that brings you joy can be helpful in reducing the risk of depression.
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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00 AM
    May 25, Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is right around the corner! Usually we're all excited and looking forward to the three-day weekend and the patriotic events that come with this special day. I'm not sure the excitement is the same this year. After several weeks of being stuck at home and social distancing . . . this year may just be a quiet day at home for most of us.
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  • Sign from heaven in New Ross hold special memories for Stacey
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:00 AM
    After several weeks of quarantine we are slowly but surely beginning to see our favorite shops, local businesses and churches opening back up! We're definitely not in the clear from this virus and will proceed with caution but it sure is nice to see the light at the end of this tunnel.
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  • Mother's Day by Stacey
    Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:00 AM
    “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
    Rudyard Kipling

    Mother’s Day is here! How many of us found it a bit hard to do our Mother's Day shopping with the “stay-at-home” still in effect. . . and while 'Mom' may be dreaming of a far-off getaway right about now there are still things we can do to show Mom just how much we appreciate her without leaving the house or breaking the bank.
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  • Stacey marvels in wonder at togetherness
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:00 AM
    It is so nice seeing neighbors helping neighbors in this time of need, and no one steps up to the plate like the good folks of Montgomery County!
    Recently, I caught Crawfordsville's own Francis & Mount bringing lunch to the community. The local restaurant has not only become well known for their gourmet dinners and mouth-watering entrees but also their charitable heart.
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  • Staying home, staying safe & connecting
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:00 AM
    I don't think there could be a better title for my column at this unique time in our history. As each week passes I feel more and more like I'm at my wits end!
    Sometimes, I feel like I am writing too much about COVID-19. I'm not a natural worrier but as my byline reads- I write about the things that make up my world and honestly, right now . . . this is a huge part of my world. I lost two elderly uncles in the same day to the Coronavirus and I know we all have had or know someone who has been diagnosed.
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  • We’re all in this together . . .
    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:00 AM
    We are all in this together . . .
    Well folks, we made it through another week of “stay home!” Before anything else, let’s take a moment to acknowledge all those who are working and putting their own health at risk for the rest of us. Our first responders, city police, county sheriffs, EMTs and fire departments, our doctors, nurses and medical staff, pharmacies and staff, grocery store employees, mail carriers, our local restaurants who have kept their doors open for carry out . . . the list goes on.
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  • Stacey approaches 44th birthday with healthy skepticism
    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:00 AM
    Wits end at 44! . . .
    I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter Sunday. This year was definitely different. We are going into week three of “Stay Home” and social distancing. It was tough not sharing such a special holiday with our friends, church community and extended family. It did give me a greater appreciation for the time we do have with our loved ones and time to reflect on the true meaning and reason for the holiday.
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  • Furry friends can catch this virus, too
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:08 AM
    A.D Williams once said, “When I look into the eyes of an animal I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul.”
    This is truly how I feel about my “fur” family. When I am feeling down there's no better moment for me than going and snuggling up with my four-legged friends.
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  • Stacey using time wisely
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:02 AM
    March 31, 1967 was the first time famed musician, Jimi Hendrix, set his guitar on fire on a stage while performing in London. This became a signature move that his fans came to expect. I'm sure this gimmick cost a pretty penny but it kept the adrenaline up and audiences hyped and screaming.
    We are now going into week two of social distancing and we're moving into April and all the beauty that comes with the spring season. It's such a beautiful time of year to be stuck inside not enjoying it. I don't know about everyone else but I'm doing whatever I can to stay busy during this time of self quarantine. On a positive note . . . with this, I've had ample time to catch up on the old bucket list.
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  • Stacey shares outlook on ongoing pandemic
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:23 AM
    I contemplated in my own scattered brain about whether or not to chime in on the Coronavirus Pandemic. On one hand, there's so much about it every day I thought maybe a quick read away from the giant elephant that is on everyone's mind could be a nice distraction. On the other hand, it is what we're all thinking about and talking about so I think it's good to share our thoughts with one another.
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  • Play is a necessity, but becoming increasingly rare
    Monday, March 16, 2020 4:51 AM
    As I watch families preparing for the kids upcoming spring break next week, I can't help but be a bit homesick for the days my kids were still young and at home. I always loved when they had a day off of school whether it be getting snowed in . . . watching movies and playing board games all day to pass the time or the spring, summer and fall breaks when we would go hit the Tuesday matinee at the local theater or take a road trip with no set destination . . . maybe just find a park or an ice cream parlor and treat ourselves to some something sweet. Most days the neighborhood kids would gather in our back yard for a game of football or baseball.
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  • Blossom by blossom, spring getting ready to spring on us
    Monday, March 9, 2020 3:28 AM
    We made it folks! We are officially in March and crossing our fingers for nice weather and for the beauty that comes with the spring season. I don't know about you all . . . but I am ready!
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  • Stacey begins March honoring Notable Nineties
    Monday, March 2, 2020 3:55 AM
    Did you know the Star Spangled Banner was adopted as our country's anthem on March 3, 1931? Today's honored guests were there for this historical moment in our country's history!
    Notable Nineties . . .
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  • Newspaper folks have ink in blood, Stacey’s is elsewhere
    Monday, February 24, 2020 1:04 AM
    Happy Monday! This week I want to touch on something I am asked quite often . . . “What happens when you get old and you have all these tattoos?”
    People assume with the changes that come with age those of us with tattoos will eventually regret our decisions. I cannot speak for others but only for myself.
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