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Looking Up

This evening as I took Miss Sophie out for her evening constitutional, all was quiet except for the artisans finishing up the bricks on the new house.  (I am intrigued by their artwork and skills--I could stand and watch for hours, but I worry about being labeled a stalker in my own neighborhood, so I… Continue reading Looking Up

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Fringe Hours

I am laughing as I recall my Joyful friend and I talking so many years ago about the books we had in stacks beside our beds. "They read like the self-help shelves at the bookstore." Yeah.  They did. You know those books where an author proclaims they can tell you how to become a better… Continue reading Fringe Hours

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Real

Every now and then a thought comes to mind, and something sitting beside it whispers, "Yeah, move this one to the head of the line.  This one needs sharing now." Today has been one of those times.  The thought that has been nudging me for a couple of days insists on being shared. And heard.… Continue reading Real

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Love is Always in Season

The day is here.  Everything is red hearts and pink hearts and roses and chocolates and Sweethearts Conversation hearts. All things I can do without. Well, maybe except for the conversation hearts.  I used to think those things had some kind of "Magic Eight Ball" foretelling ability.  And we all know the M8B knew..... I… Continue reading Love is Always in Season

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Creature of Habit

Isn't it funny what we become accustomed to? And what we don't? I am a creature of habit.  So is Cooter.  This morning I needed to head out the door and run over to the hardware store to get something notarized (yeah, I know, I love that place), and I didn't have time for dillydallying.… Continue reading Creature of Habit

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Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats

Today on our OutandAbouts, the littles and I were listening to 40's radio.  Some of us more willingly than others. Okay, it was me.  I am the one who LOVES 40's music.  And if I'm driving your little wiggly selves here, there, and yonder for you to see a musical and have a picnic and… Continue reading Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats

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Established 2007

During our "on the road" school this afternoon (a variation that sometimes becomes handy or necessary in our homeschool experience), the littles and I were discussing William Shakespeare.  Our Princess has read an adapted version of "Midsummer's Night Dream" and she LOVED it.  When I reminded her of that, Cooter asked, "What about 'MacBeth?'" Wait.… Continue reading Established 2007

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The Next Couple of Days

And so it's time for the pages on the calendar that carry me away to a paradoxical place for a couple of days. The days that are so full of emotion and good and hard things that it's difficult to reconcile them all together in my one heart and mind. February 10, 2007  My baby,… Continue reading The Next Couple of Days