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21 Things I’ve Learned in 2013 & Other Stuff


 

~~~~Twenty One Things I’ve Learned In 2013…

1. No matter how old your boys are, you will still discover yellow crusted pee on your nicely scrubbed toilet seats.

 

2. Whatever transpires in life, good & bad, this will prepare you for what transpires next.

 

3. Your best friends stand by you, even when you’re dreadfully, horribly unstandable.

 

4. Angels dwell on earth & some are clothed in multi colored cat fur.

 

5. Things that terrify you the most may become your greatest teachers.

 

6. Chocolate, girlfriends, writing, and wine are small prayers.

 

7. Even after 25+ years of marriage, your husband will still roll his eyes, tsk, and utter, “What the hell are you talking about, woman?!”

 

8. Stop blaming the hot flashes and accept your insanity.

 

9. You can be 20 pounds overweight and still love yourself.

 

10. How to make saltine toffee & crock pot lava cake. Oh, My!

 

11. The meaning of life is also your purpose in life.

 

12. Contrary to belief, it’s NOT all about “You.”

 

13. God Lives.

 

14. No matter where you’re from, whom you worship, or what language you verbalize in, we all want the same fundamental things: love, connection, & acceptance.

 

15. Every single time I watch “The Family Stone,” it’s like the first time. I love, love, love.

 

16. Never. Ever. pour grease down your kitchen sink drain.

 

17. Mourning will only conclude when you do.

 

18. Do Not, I repeat, Do Not, buy Generic K-Cups for your Keurig machine.

 

19. Pain & Love originate from the same deep place.

 

20. Life goes on even when you don’t want to.

 

21. This breath. This heartbeat. This life. Is not the end.

 

——Other Cool Things—-

 

Favorite New Author: Gillian Flynn

 

Favorite Dialogue: Ian Malcolm: “God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.”

Ellie Sattler: “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits earth.” —Jurassic Park

 

My Inner Chick’s Favorite Post of 2013: Keep Holding On: http://myinnerchick.com/2013/11/1/keep-holding-on-footage-of-kays-last-days

 

Favorite Observation/Interview: Nelson Mandela interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.    Not once did Mr. Mandela begin his sentences with I or Me.

When he met Oprah at the studio, he asked, “What is the subject of this program, Ms. Winfrey?”

“You,” she answered. “You!”

 

Favorite Moment: Meeting Ed & (his Family), the person who has my sister’s lungs.  Love you,  Ed.

 

Favorite Movie: Zero Dark Thirty (directed by Kathryn Bigelow)

 

Favorite Charities:

Humane Society, Duluth, MN:  http://www.animalallies.net
Big Cat Sanctuary:  http://www.wildcatsantuary.org/donate-now/
Home For Life:   http://wwwhomeforlife.org/vision.htm
Domestic Abuse Intervention:  http://www.theduluthmodel.org
Saint Jude:   http://www.stjude.org/about

——DONATE YOUR ORGANS!–  http://www.life.source.org

 

——Darling, Readers, what are some things you’ve learned in 2013?   xxxx   Tell me!  Tell Me!


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    Adriana Boatwright (@AdrianaIris)
    December 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I love seeing your post come out live while I am online. Makes me feel happy kind of like when I receive an issue of Vogue ahead of time because I am subscribed and I see the trends and fashion before anyone. I am so incredibly lucky to have bumped into you on this highway. Keep it up love. I know one day we will toast and celebrate in person. Happy 2014.
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    countingducks
    December 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    That’s the thing about you, it’s sort of wise, crazy and observant all at the same time. Who wouldn’t love that
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    Nikky44
    December 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Love you <3

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    Red Dwyer
    December 30, 2013 at 11:06 am

    That Minnesota is not that far away when someone you love is there. <3 Happy New Year, Kim. Oodles of love. xxx
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    December 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

    That my favorite saying was when Alpha Hubby said, “I wish I could hunt down and destroy everyone who hurt you in the past.” For some reason that helped me heal in indescribable ways and I let go of the past to focus on my present and future.

    When former friends fade away, that is a good thing. Let them go. It leaves room for people who know and understand you who and where you are now.

    That making love and hot sex get hotter the longer you are together. If you let it. It does require attention to details, planning, and focus!

    That reading your posts always does something to and for me – teaches me, makes me cry, inspires me, helps me, makes me laugh – always something good!
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    Vidya Sury
    December 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Kim dearest, you had me at the note at the beginning of your post. I believe in it.

    And 17. and 14. and 11.

    Love you more than marzipan filled stollen bread!

    Hugs! and Love.
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    Tia
    December 30, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Your words are exactly what I needed today! I love you and always will OXOX!

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    Che-Che
    December 30, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Hi Kim, just had to say how much I enjoy reading your blog(s). This one’s no exception. Truly, when I see you’ve posted something, I immediately have to go there and read it. This message has made be sit back, take some time and think about my lessons this year. Thanks Kim, Hugs

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    vanita
    December 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    this is a fantastic list! your Favorite Dialogue killed me. the rest just touched my heart. I have learned the beauty of having real friends that I’ve never met. Heck, I’ve been learning that 3 years in a row now but this year really drove it home. Hugs girlfriend! Happy New Year.
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    Debi
    December 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Fantastic list! I love the quote from Nelson Mandela to Oprah. Wow.

    What I have learned in 2013 is . . . remaining present in thought banishes fear.

    Happy 2014, Kim! xo
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    elizabeth
    December 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Kim, you will always be one of my favorite people and I learn from you every day. Love you and Mr. Liverpool and this naughty boys of yours. xoxox
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    lisa thomson
    December 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    OOoooh, Kim I just love your list! I laughed at the Keurig K cups. “Love and pain come from the same deep place–that’s for damn sure. Sometimes it comes all at the same time from the same source.

    I learned that life doesn’t turn out the way you plan, it turns out better.
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    Dana Moore
    December 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I, too, love The Family Stone…I could watch it over and over again…oh that’s right, I already do that! 2013 has taught me patience that I did not know that I had. 2013 taught me that I can handle more than I thought I could. 2013 has reinforced my belief in karma and past lives…DM

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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Dana,
      I don’t know what it is…EVERYTHING, I guess. The Family Stone just moves me, makes me laugh, makes me want my sister more, makes me cry, makes me want to fly my freak flag, makes me want to kiss Diane Keaton!

      I love what you’ve learned in 2013.

      You. Inspire. Me! more than you know… Xxx

      Love. Hugs. More.
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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    December 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    You are amazing, Kim.
    I wish you and yours a very happy new year!
    Angie
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    Charlene Ross
    December 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I have to think about what I learned in 2013 (and then promptly copy your post idea!!!) but one thing I know for sure – I need to learn #10!
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    Ally
    December 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I love the variety of this list. And? I LOVE The Family Stone. 🙂

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    Annette Molitor
    December 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Well worded as always. Your soul/spirit filled words overflow like an exciting volcano.
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    Kim @ This Belle Rocks
    December 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Hello, new bloggy friend! These are all great things to take away from 2013, and #5 resonates with me particularly well.
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    Barbara
    December 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I love the variety in this list! I’ve been thinking about an end of year post but haven’t been able to pull it all together, yet. But tomorrow is, thankfully, the end of 2013 and I am so looking forward to better days. So much in your list resonates. No matter what pain we endure it never fails to make us stronger and, if we’re lucky, smarter.
    All the best to you and yours in this bright New Year, Kim!
    xoxob
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    Elephant's Child
    December 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I have learned that I have more heroes, including you, than I knew. Small people who change the world for the better.
    That I am stronger than I knew.
    That sometimes life sucks – and it is still worth the effort.
    Hugs to you Kim. Now and always.
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    Mike
    December 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Your header picture was so awesome and a great lead-in, Kim! A very intimate, and thought-provoking list! Two of my favorites were #8 and “Stop blaming the hot flashes and accept your insanity..” because I burst out laughing. Sorry ladies, but it was funny! And #17 “Mourning will only conclude when you do…” I’m jazzed you mentioned Nelson Mandela as we all have so many simple life lessons we could learn from his words and legacy. And my eyes got big as softballs at Ed having your sister’s lungs. Wow…that is a personal connection if there ever was one! Still thinking about that. My biggest lesson has been continual acceptance, less proscratinating and a constant, constant reminder that Today and This moment is all we have. Love ya always our friend!! 🙂

    .
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    Monica
    December 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I love when you do these kind of posts, Kim, and this one seems perfect for end of year. Saltine toffee and crock pot lava cake? OMG, that sounds sinfully delicious! Happy New Year, kiddo!
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    Noeleen
    December 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Love no. 12 … but WHAT??!

    Hey Kim – & HAPPY NEW YEAR 🙂 I hope whatever you do is great & family & joyful 🙂

    It is beautiful, ceaselessly beautiful, how you are with Ed. Blessings.

    Re Mandela. I would love to have seen that interview. I never heard of it. That would have been magnificent.

    Cheers 🙂
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    Wild Child Mama
    December 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    #22 this blog is always like air, breathing clean air. Sometimes I just need to focus. Thank you. I know you are a survivor because only someone who lives and breathes raw truth in all it’s forms can share the complex appreciation for the simplest things. (That makes sense in my brain). Love to you, Kim!!
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    solidgoldcreativity
    December 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    So much wisdom here, dear Kim. Moved by number 2, 14 and “This breath. This heartbeat. This life. Is not the end.” Thank you for everything. You inspire me. xx

    Here are some things I learnt in 2013:

    It’s not what I say or do, it’s who I’m being that communicates itself.

    That maybe it’s not too late.

    How to build a website from scratch.

    That life is calling us to participate.

    That each of us is creating the world and everything and everyone in it.

    Happy New Year to everyone!! xxx
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    Gary
    December 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Kim,

    Hugs and love, pure and simple.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a most peaceful, positive New Year.

    Gary 🙂 x
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    lisa
    December 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I loved reading you list, Kim, especially the quote.
    It really does say it all.
    Happy New Year, my friend.
    I am so glad that you are here. xo.

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    Sonali Chauhan
    December 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Congratulation for this sweet achievement ! May god always Bless you & you keep achieving this kind of great achievements

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      and you, as well! X

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    Marie
    December 31, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Your words are inspiring Kim, every single one.
    I learnt to trust God
    I learnt a birth is a miracle and takes away the darkness
    I learnt to say no to abuse and harassment
    Now it’s time to learn to love myself (and it’s a hard project but I will succeed, I have to.)

    Love from the other side of the sea. xx
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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    December 31, 2013 at 4:46 am

    A wonderful list. I’m still working on #9. I hope the new year brings lots of wonderful surprises your way.
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    Dad
    December 31, 2013 at 7:33 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
    LOVE YOU
    DAD

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    Beverly Diehl
    December 31, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Even in the midst of chaos and trouble and sadness, there are bright spots, and people whose presence in our lives we wouldn’t trade for anything else.

    I’ve learned to pay closer attention to the directions when making cinnamon rolls. Charcoal is good for many things, but not recommended as a breakfast food.

    I’ve learned that one of the strongest things you can do is admit you’re weak in some area and ask for help.
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    injaynesworld
    December 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I love each and every one of these, Kim. Marvelous words of wisdom. Happy New Year, my dear, sensitive, funny, talented friend. (((you)))
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    Ms. CrankyPants
    December 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

    This year, I learned that the blogosphere is filled with amazing people 🙂
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    Jann
    December 31, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Your words on the paper in the typewriter are so precious and perfect. Thank you for your wonderful presence in the blogosphere, Kim, and may 2014 be very very good to you. Sending lots of love your way. xxxxx

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    Aussa Lorens
    December 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Great lessons! So true about the pee on the toilet seat one– I have four older brothers and their bathroom was terrifying when we were growing up. Even after they were well into their late teen years!

    What happened when you used Generic K-cups?!?! Scary… I must know.

    Again, I must say: Have a great New Year!
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    Debbie
    December 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Awesome list, Kim — I never fail to gain a new perspective when I visit your place, and for that I thank you! I’ve learned something this year that pains me — writers are GREAT at procrastinating, and I must be one of the world’s best. The things I do that “have” to be done, when what I really should be doing is writing! I’m going to tackle that demon in 2014. Somehow. Some way. If I’m to get this book finished, I’ve got to finish it! Happy New Year to you and yours!
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    Blond Duck
    December 31, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Happy New Year!
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    December 31, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    You are eternally wise and considered Kim! What a great list!Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope 2014 is a brilliant year for you! xxx

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    Alison
    December 31, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Love all of these, especially #11.

    Much love to you, Kim, may 2014 bring you love and light.

    Happy New Year!
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    Amy Tong
    January 1, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Love your list. 🙂 And I almost felt off my chair after reading #1! LOL Happy New Year my Dear! All the best in 2014!
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    Valentine Logar
    January 1, 2014 at 4:09 am

    That even if I am days late I read you exactly when I need to read you, exactly when I can bear to read you or exactly when your love and lessons can be absorbed.

    Happy New Year, I love you.

    <3
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      I love you, too, dear Val.

      Are you okay? Xxx

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    Hotly Spiced
    January 1, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I didn’t know Kim’s organs had been donated. How special that you were able to meet the person who received her lungs. That’s not allowed here. Donors and recipients are not allowed to be known to each other. We have some stupid rules. I love your list and I can certainly relate to the first one! Happy New Year, Kim, to you and all your family xx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Hi, Charlie,
      We could only meet Ed after we signed papers with Life Source Etc…

      We all wanted to meet, so Ed and his ENTIRE family drove up to Minnesota for Kay’s Walk in June.

      It was truly amazing.

      Xxx

      Will you remind me to send you the photo of him praying at Kay’s gravesite?

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    Mary Stephenson
    January 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Kim

    Going to have to 100 % agree with you on those cat angels! Could not imagine life without them in it. They are my sanity at times. Very touching about you meeting Ed.

    Sounds like you have had some experiences this year that turned out not so good, like grease in your drain. All those little things we have to remember for future reference. I have tried a number of new things on the domestic level and some were a smashing success and others were not. I made my notes so as to repeat or not repeat.

    Over indulged in chocolate this holiday season, but it was fun while it lasted. All gone, so now it is back to trying to undo the damage.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year.

    Mary
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      So glad you dropped by, Mary.

      Happy 2014! Xx

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    Sandra Garth
    January 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I have three adult sons, #1 is right on point! Also, after 37+ years of marriage my husband still says the same thing, complete with deep sighs and eyerolls. Thank goodness for chocolate and Merlot. Love ya Kim!!

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    ladyfi
    January 1, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Lovely post.

    As for me, I’ve learnt acceptance of the painful things.
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    Hilary
    January 2, 2014 at 6:19 am

    so true! what an amazing list
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    January 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Fabulous list, darling. 🙂 What I’ve learned: Anything is possible.

    Love, and cheers to a fantastic 2014! xoxo
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    Carolyn Hughes
    January 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Love your list because there are so many things that would feature on my list too! It’s obviously why I feel such a connection to you. Wish you all the love and happiness in the world 🙂
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    Pam Hogeweide
    January 2, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I just love learning more about WHO YOU ARE !

    Like that you are a cat person and a chocolate person and a Jurassic Park movie-watching person.

    I still can’t remember how I found your blog, but I am so glad I did because that is how I found YOU!!

    happy new year soul sister!!!!!

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    ed p
    January 2, 2014 at 11:57 am

    crack pot lava cake?? yes, please:)
    i also love the love and pain insight…
    wishing you peace, love and all good things in 2014:)
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    Kathy
    January 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Happy New Year, dear Kim. These are wonderful lessons. I especially appreciate the reminder that pain and love flow from the same place. If you want to feel the latter fully, you must be willing to embrace the former, as well. Love to you, my friend.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy
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    Dana
    January 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I think #5 is my favorite, although each one is fabulous. It is so strange…I just watched a news piece on designer Vivienne Westwood decorating her store window in Italy with a domestic violence message, and then I visit you for the first time and watch the amazing tribute to your sister. A message of empowerment, for sure.
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    Leigh
    January 2, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Love the list and can relate right now with whatever transpires good or bad will prepare you for what transpires next.

    I’ve never heard of Gillian Flynn either. I’ll check her out.
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    Beth Teliho
    January 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Dang, and isn’t #1 true?? So gross!

    I love LOVE love this post. With every thing you write I fall more in blog love with your words. (btw, HUGE Gillian Flynn fan!)

    Head over to my blog when you get a chance. Got some sunshine for ya! xoxo
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    Claudya
    January 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I love you, your perspective, your humor, your insight. This was great.
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    Kerry :)
    January 4, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Beautifully said…. stopping by from the Merge… Thanks!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Kerry,
      thanks for stopping by my crazy world! xx

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    Carrie
    January 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Kim, I love the list!! heart wrenching and funny at the same time. Nelson Mandela, now that is a person I would have loved to meet. (besides you of course :)) Hey, my dear I nominated you for an award, I don’t know if you even do awards, but don’t worry about fulfilling any of the rules, I never do usually haha in fact this is the first time. But you deserve an award so pop over when you get a chance and pick it up ok?
    love and hugs
    Carrie
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    GourmetGetaways
    January 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for your lessons in life… I have to agree with a large number of them 🙂
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    Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    January 6, 2014 at 3:20 am

    what a stunning, wonderful, lovely post! I love the quote you chose from Madiba’s interview 🙂
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    ameena
    January 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    A very happy new year to you! My last comment disappeared I think…forgive me if this is a duplicate.

    Your “Favorite Moment” just changed my world. I can’t even imagine Kim. Amazing, uplifting, and sad all at the same time.

    And on the opposite end of the spectrum, thank goodness I have a girl. #1 will never apply around here.

    PS: Gillian Flynn. Amazing.
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    Ilene
    January 7, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Chocolate. Girlfriends. Writing. Wine. Yes yes yes and yes! And generic K cups are the worst. And my biggest challenges have also been my biggest teachers. I love this list. Thank you for sharing your lessons with all of us.

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    Alison at Diamond-Cut Life
    January 7, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Good list. One item on it gives me the impression you’ve been married for 25 years — true? I think of you as single since you’re such a fiery free spirit.

    One of the things that made 2013 good for me is that it’s the year I discovered you.
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    Liz
    January 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    This is marvelous, Kim. You have many books in you waiting to be written! I will buy them!!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Liz,
      I’m not sure about many books, but I know I have ONE for sure, dear. Xxx

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    Blond Duck
    January 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I hope you’re doing well!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      You, too, Ducky. I will pop over into your world shortly! Xx

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    Chris Carter
    January 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    What a great list, Kim!! I love every one of them… both the beautiful and the ones that give me chuckles!

    As you enter into another year, please know that you will be on my heart and in my prayers. God has great plans for you, my friend. There is surely a mighty journey ahead of you…

    And I am THRILLED to be right by your side watching it take place.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      ~~Chris,
      so glad you visited my crazy–strange world here.

      I don’t know much, but I do know this: With God–ANYTHNG is possible.

      Love to you, my new friend.

      Xxx

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    Jodi @ Heal Now and Forever
    January 8, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I learned that protecting myself is unnecessary. And I suffer much more when I separate myself in the guise of protection. Connection is the answer! xxoxo
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    countingducks
    January 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I love your list. There is so much love and understanding in you, it always pours out all over the place when you write a post. I really hope you have a lovely 2014, full of the things you wish for you and your family.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks, Peter.

      I wish the same things for you, dear. Xx

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    Kimberly
    January 9, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Chills. Chills.
    Every time I read your words.
    Babe, you are amazing even if you were stupid enough to pour grease down your drain…I don’t judge because I set my oven on fire and had to google whether I should put baking soda on it or water.
    God I don’t have any words other than this question:
    Will you be my Yoda of writing?
    xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 9, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      Haaaa.

      You. Funny.

      About Yoda.
      Shut the F up!

      You ARE Yoda!
      xxxxxx

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    Tina @ Girl with a New Life
    January 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve often wondered about #19.

    The Family Stone is one of my watch-every-Christmas movies. *Love*

    I dream of a life without scrubbing toilets…
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Tina,

      About #19 I found out the hard way.

      The DEEPER we love, the more we hurt hurt hurt when that person is no longer here.

      Xxx

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    Toni
    January 13, 2014 at 3:42 am

    I LOVE this post! I have learned quite a few of those thinga as well 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 13, 2014 at 5:44 am

      Thanks for popping over into my crazy world, Toni. Xx

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