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About marysigmond

After four generations in Chicago, a big city transplant to the "wild west" of western South Dakota in 2004. Mom, domestic goddess, CEO of my world and fond of musing about what is becoming the second half of my life. It's a big old goofy world.

The Four Corner Roommates

We recently attended the wedding of a son of my husband’s college roommate. As our children mature, it is the new occasion to reunite.  Affording us the third such joyous occasion in as many years, it was special in many … Continue reading

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What to do? What to DO?

I have had an amazing and hectic week.  But a good one, nonetheless. I am still riding the high of a writer’s retreat I had the privilege of attending at the end of last month. THANK YOU, LAURA!   For … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect Sometimes Takes Time…

I have been thinking a lot about ripples and butterflies. This is an odd thing to ponder since I now have to drive at least an hour to see significant amounts of water. It doesn’t include the little creek that … Continue reading

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Perspectives

Strange dear, but true dear, when I’m close to you dear, the stars fill the sky.  So in love, so in love with you am I…..  Cole Porter.. I am, in my mind, drafting thank you letters to friends with … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Recovering Horse Nut…

I can admit it now. I was one of “those girls”. I was born with the horse crazy gene.  We can’t help it.  It’s some kind of genetic anomaly.  It is NOT, by the way, a good genetic anomaly to … Continue reading

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Farewell, Mr. Jones

I discovered late in life, that I had REALLY only been jealous of one friend in my life.  Arlene. She is as wonderful, kind and generous a person who has ever walked this earth.  BUT, she got to see the … Continue reading

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A Very Strange Calling…

A talent was originally a form of currency in the time of Christ.  It has, of course come to mean a special gift or proclivity.  I have a pretty strange one that manifests itself as needed and only when needed. … Continue reading

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Button Busting

I understand the sports world for kids from tot sports all the way through high school.  At least I thought I did. When I lived in the suburbs of Chicago, it was understood that you started signing your kids up … Continue reading

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Golden Moments

Has anyone else out there experienced a moment (or moments if they are truly blessed) that is so perfect that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?  I am blessed to say that I can carry … Continue reading

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Finding the Pony

There are two kinds of people in this world: optimists and pessimists.  They sit on opposite sides of the table of life trying to convince one another who has the proper take on “reality”. Though most people delineate between the … Continue reading

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