Author Archives: Christy Stevens

Just Let Me Buy You Pinto Beans!

Yesterday, I was at Target getting supplies for my kiddo’s birthday party. I got into the checkout line behind a neatly dressed girl who looked to be in her mid-to-late 20’s, with a baby in a carrier in her cart. … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Adventure Time

Anxiety is the worst. It has a dozen or more forms and is personally tailored to the individual experiencing it, so it’s extremely hard to pin down ways to help overcome it. It’s not only distressing and exhausting, but it … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Girl – Part II

When I was a kid, I grew up with our family owning and riding horses. I rode Western Barrels when I was about 6 and did well. But after that, I mostly rode English on our Arabian gelding. I was … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Girl

This morning, I was inspired by a friend on Facebook to download the “C25K” app, or “Couch to 5K”. Backstory: I have NEVER been what you would call a “runner”. I get winded in less than 30 seconds at a … Continue reading

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Faux Stained Glass Window

I like old windows. I have a few hanging in my house that I’ve repurposed into mirrors using Krylon Looking Glass spray. Recently, I found some old windows for sale at an antique mall nearby and scooped up two of … Continue reading

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Growing Up Is Weird

When I was a kid, my favorite drink was Chek Grape Soda. It was cheap, bright purple, completely loaded with High Fructose Corn Syrup and looked like this around the time I was drinking it. One of my favorite things … Continue reading

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Getting Out of My Own Way

Apparently, I’m unable to do it. Some of you who have read my posts in the past remember that I’m uniquely able to turn any situation into a catastrophe of sorts. Any hope of my “growing out of” this ability … Continue reading

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Best of Spam – Volume 2

Welcome back to the highly anticipated SECOND installment of ::APPLAUSE:: Best of Spam is where I scour through some of my spam comments and find the real “gems”, if you will, to post for your viewing pleasure! And now, here … Continue reading

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What September 11 Means To Me

This isn’t going to be your average 9/11 article. So if you’re one of the people who doesn’t want to relive that day over again every year, don’t give up on me just yet. September 11 in the United States … Continue reading

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Being an adult is the dumbest thing I’ve ever done.

I have a hard time mentally with allowing myself to have a “lazy” day or evening. Something in my brain is wired to believe that if I’m not being productive, then I’m being a failure. I’m not taking care of … Continue reading

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