Entries by Stephanie Rice

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Prom Memories

My senior prom dress was fit for a princess. It was my fairy tale dream come to life. The elegant ball gown was painted in pale pink and sunset hues. From the moment I put it on I knew it was the one. The lace bodice was embellished with sequins and beads stitched in a […]

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Stand Tall

All of the daffodils are covered in snow. The first of spring’s flowers were just beginning to bloom when a ferocious storm rolled in. When I saw the snow I was sure the delicate yellow buds wouldn’t survive. Even in the best of conditions daffodils never flower for long but this year the buttercup petals […]

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Surrender the Toast

The bakery bread on the kitchen counter was white but I preferred sprouted – or at least whole wheat. The offerings before me were fluffy with plain refined flour. There wasn’t a single nutty, seedy grain in sight. For years I passed by this particular bread and reached for my own personal supply instead but […]

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Happy Birthday to…Me

Tomorrow is my birthday and it terrifies me because I have so little to show for my twenty eight years of life. The list of my documented accomplishments ends at high school graduation but, please, don’t ask me to find the actual diploma. That record went missing long ago. Early twenties milestones are also noticeably […]

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Goats Gone Astray

If you ever needed assurance that the lost can be found look no further than these two goats. The dramatic and rather peculiar saga began when a farmer’s goats went missing. Escape goats on a farm are not unusual but it was where this pair escaped to that baffled the farmer. Suspended 150 feet up […]

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Just Stay Still

“Just stay still.” This should have been easy instruction to follow if it hadn’t been for the assaulting banging and pounding of the MRI machine. The technician’s voice was gentle and reassuring but I knew the noisy reality that was soon to come. Being still only sounded simple until the machine turned on. After tucking […]

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The Bubble Saga: Part II

If a picture says a thousand words, then here are three thousand to document the “Bubble Saga” in my left eye.   On December 14, 2017 the mysterious bubble on my left eye was at the height of its distress (read: about to burst). Four days later on December 18 the bubble “reduced” and entered into a […]

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Subject to Change

It’s official. On March 31st, with a Uhaul truck and returned security deposit, I’m hitting the road again and moving home…again. Over the past eight years I have played relocation hop-scotch across the eastern United States. Long-time Pippy Love followers will remember that it all began in Sarasota, Florida on a 1,200 mile adventure to […]

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For the Love of Donuts

The donuts are different. For the first time in my life the Sunday post-sermon donut selection has changed. For the past twenty four years the church donut selection has always featured the exact same sugary delights. The “random assortment” ordered from the grocery store bakery is never random. It’s the same each week. There are […]