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Lessons in Trusting From an Eleven Year Old

Cooter was sick with his standard Sunday evening 12 hour stomach thing two weeks ago.  I don't call it a proper bug, because there's never any rhyme or reason to it.  He doesn't run fever or have any other symptoms.  Just every so often--occasionally--he will have stomach trouble to the point of vomiting a few… Continue reading Lessons in Trusting From an Eleven Year Old

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Football and Other Team Sports

The past few weekends have found me watching a whole lot of football.  Some exciting things were happening for teams down here in our parts.  My little guy is a huge football fan, and I enjoy seeing his joy, so I've picked up watching and rooting for teams again.  It brings back happy memories of… Continue reading Football and Other Team Sports

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the unburdening

as the shadows grow long I drag my bag now filled once again down through the pasture beside the still waters and up to the tree whose roots stretch out far and wide above and below the ground that sustains it I slowly empty my load carefully fingering every worry, woe, and wondering before placing… Continue reading the unburdening

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Why I Don’t Tell My Children to “Be Nice”

Be sure to say thank you. Share with your sister. Take turns. Make wise choices. Be kind to your brother. Act like you are somebody. You don't always have to be first in line. Be a good friend. Let it go. I say all of these things and many, many more to one or another… Continue reading Why I Don’t Tell My Children to “Be Nice”

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I’m Done with Apologizing

Mess Cat was over today, and we just visited.  The way folks do.  Sat on the furniture that's for sitting and talked about a little bit of everything.  It was awesome.  She's been working on home projects and so have I, so this was a nice respite for us, as our littles played together. We… Continue reading I’m Done with Apologizing

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Dream a Little Dream With Me

Today is Epiphany. Yes, the twelve days of Christmas are over.  We spent much of the afternoon putting away our Christmas and tidying up.  And I made it through it.  Only this year, I made no promises to myself about where we would be when the boxes were opened again. So on with Epiphany, the day… Continue reading Dream a Little Dream With Me