Fall Love

Last week I took some moments to capture color on the trees... and take a coffee break with the husband... and build memories to hold till autumn comes back next year. The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. - Henry Beston     I would rather sit …

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Your Ten-year-old Self

Three of my seven grandchildren share my birth month, which... I don't know about you, but I think it's kind of odd.  Anyway, this young one recently turned 10. This summer his bare legs and toes will race thru lawn sprinklers, peddle his birthday bike and chase his brother around the house.  He will go to …

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Two Eggs, Toast and Coffee Cliff

Doug and I don’t get much couple time anymore… unless you count TV after dinner… until one of us conks out… and that would be him. Sometimes I arrange for a caregiver on Saturdays.  Typically we’ll spend that day working on the never-ending projects at our old house.  And that’s OK with me.  It’s a day together.  I appreciate …

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BYOB’s New Meaning

Plastic bags are outlawed in the town where I shop. You either bring your own bag, or buy a paper one for 5 cents. Five cents is no big deal.  It's just irritating. So I've been accumulating an assortment of my own... some for free, some cost a buck or two.  And I'm doing pretty good …

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Mostly I'm a point A to point B person.... as in, we have a long way to go so let's go.  Now. I'm not your best choice as a shopping partner.  I can fake that I like shopping for a while... a short while.  Typically I have a list and that's the reason I'm at the store.  …

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Maxwell the Turkey

I just couldn’t post this before Thanksgiving.  I’m sure you’ll understand why.  And besides, Maxwell is a Christmas story.  And there’s still time to forget this by then. Long ago and far away in Alaska, my husband decided we would raise our own turkey for the holidays.  It would be a good lesson, he said, …

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Going, going, gone….

I'm leaving my sunny deck for a few days... Visiting a son I've been missing for far too long... Seeing a state I've never been to before... There will be pictures to take, people to meet and good food to eat.  And... "I will let love be my guide"...Ephesians 5:2