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When a New Season Needs a New Purse

Yesterday I put away winter. I washed all the coats, snow pants and mittens; scrubbed off mud from boots; sorted through what stays and what goes away.  As I emptied the mud room, opened up the windows and let the light shine through I was reminded of how much work winter is and how much I really … Continue reading

Enjoying this February Heat Wave

I am loving this weather and all that comes with it…even the mud! Yesterday the high was sitting at 66 degrees and today it hit 69. It doesn’t get that warm this time of year in my part of the world. Matt just came in and asked if he could fill up his snow sled with water and … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from the Quigley’s

It’s Christmas Eve and we have settled into that relaxing Quigley Christmas tradition of pajamas, books and puzzles.  It’s what we do best. Sam arrived last Saturday. Her luggage arrived Tuesday…thus ending a story of holiday travel, snowstorms and canceled flights. The presents are all wrapped and under the tree. The stockings are waiting for surprises and we are ready … Continue reading

Taking It Easy This Christmas Season

People keep saying, “Where have you been?… How are you? I haven’t seen you around.“ I’m good… really. I’m quiet, you know.  I read more and talk less.  My family might disagree on that point. But it’s true.  I process inside and don’t always translate all that to the outside. But honestly, I’m good. We had … Continue reading

Farewell Summer, Hello Autumn

We said our farewell to summer last night with friends and fireworks.  Now this morning, we settle into all things autumn… my favorite season. I’m on the hunt for autumn mums and pumpkins for the porch.   It’s time for unpacking fun boots and cozy sweaters. A few leaves scatter the yard and there’s a cool chill in the air.  Della is enjoying the fallen … Continue reading

As They Leave Home and We Say Goodbye

So last week, I said, “goodbye” to our oldest daughter again. It’s that time of year, when we send our kids off to college and wonder again, “How did this go so fast?” Her flight wasn’t leaving until 5 in the evening so my whole day was just one long goodbye feeling.  I knew it … Continue reading

A Wrap-up on July and Summer Happenings

It’s been awhile since I’ve written here.  In fact, the last post was What I learned in May which seems like a bit of time gone by and here we are catching up on July. I thought of just jumping in with some random post that was not really related to anything at all.  But … Continue reading