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Making Memories From Mishaps

Making Memories From Mishaps

Last week, I didn’t write here because I was there. It’s like the Dr. Seuss line: “From there to here, from here to there funny things are everywhere.” Dave and I got away from here…work, kids, house, and every day life… to there… cottage, beach, relaxation and time together. And all along the way there … Continue reading

When We Try Something New and Fail

When We Try Something New and Fail

We finally planted our garden. It’s been rainy, wet and my schedule has been swamped with events but we finally got it in. It’s a relief and my place of retreat. I fence myself in, plant myself on the edge of the raised beds and dig in. Dave came over while I was planting the … Continue reading

Finding Our Seat At The Table

Finding Our Seat At The Table

Last week I was away at a conference. One of the mornings we had a ladies breakfast. Normally I’m up for these kinds of things but on that particular day with no caffeinated drink in my system — along with a rough night’s sleep — it was turning into a false-start kind of morning. Other … Continue reading

A Mother’s Day Recipe

A Mother’s Day Recipe

I had a sweet surprise this week. All my kids were home Sunday night into Monday morning. It was a treat. I did something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile — BAKE!!! I enjoy working in the kitchen. It relaxes me to bake and cook for others. I enjoy the process and the presentation.  … Continue reading

Jumping Into a New Adventure

Jumping Into a New Adventure

In the first few weeks of living here I was sitting in my favorite place–my back deck. The sun was shining and a soft breeze was blowing through the trees. As I sat there enjoying a book and soaking in the vitamin D I heard a rustling in the trees. My first thought was “there’s … Continue reading

Keeping At It When We Want To Give Up

Keeping At It When We Want To Give Up

Have you ever had those times when you wish things would move faster? Final days of pregnancy Closing date on your home The countdown to saying, “I do” Yet when that time comes not only do we feel complete joy and relief we find a whole new set of situations to face. We think the … Continue reading