the long haul

Yesterday marked our first full week on the road.  It's been great.  It's also been hard. Much of the time it felt like the steep grade on highway 140 in eastern Oregon.  We made it but not without a great deal of sweat and wringing of hands...well, that was mostly me.  This first week was …

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the day after… plus a week

It was a very good thing to have a place to go that morning.  The presidential election had robbed me of sleep but I didn't want to keep looking at the blood bath on social media.  Besides, I wanted to see if the real world was still out there.  According to news reports, life was …

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it’s time to come in….

Across the valley yard lights blinked on. They drew me onto the back deck to snap a picture, not an uncommon practice for me.  The view never disappoints. It was chilly outside, warm and cozy inside.  I'd taken the cornbread out of the oven and soup was simmering on the stove.  Stepping outside, I had this irrepressible urge …

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My take on rainbows, faith and fear….

Last Sunday, on my weekly post, I was going to include the fact I'd achieved ROY.G.BIV in my closet. Months earlier I'd complimented my husband on his new-found closet organizing, color coordinating skills.  He waved across his shirts and said, "ROYGBIV" (pronounced roy-ga-biv).  I'd never heard the term before.  red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet.   Am I the only person on the planet who did not know that …

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