Is knowing better or worse?

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Sometimes you know when you are experiencing something for the last time. When you move out of a house, you know you won’t be coming back. When you graduate you know that phase of life is done. Sometimes you don’t — when someone dies … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 3 – People, ambition, comfort, birds, seasons

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Just amazing – I have been mesmerized all week with the goings on in Houston. The awful storm, the heroic actions of people, the amazing rescues, the tragic losses. I have smiled and cried and prayed. Sappy holidays and tragedies … Continue reading

The smell of childhood

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We are moving things around again. Rearranging stuff so I can put my sewing machines on the second floor and out of the basement. A chest didn’t fit the new configuration. It had to go. It was my mother’s chest. … Continue reading

Yearbooks, a shocking look back in time

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While cleaning up (and tossing out), I found my old yearbooks from high school. How can you not stop what you are doing and look through them? (Seriously, I look for any excuse to stop work on a real project!) … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 23 – Peacefulness, landscaping projects, money, noise, locusts

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Slow news week – Nothing much going on. I was attacked by another tick but I caught it just after it attached. No news there. I had the natural “Get it off! Get it off!” reflex but I was alone … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 25 – Anniversaries, changes, fireworks, crazy people, hydrangeas

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Happy anniversary to the beloved husband! — I did it again! Yesterday was my 10th wedding anniversary and I forgot. The beloved husband didn’t. Instead of a serenade I was awakened at 2:15 a.m. by the damn smoke alarms but … Continue reading

The hills are alive…..

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Both sets of grandparents immigrated to the US. I thought from Germany but now I think it was from Austria. We’re not sure. There are no family records and anyone who knows for sure is long gone. We have fragments … Continue reading