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Quick! Give Me a Caption!

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Quantity Time Vs. Quality Time

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“Mom, can I go pet that black and white cat on the other side of the fence?” “UUGH-GRRRR-PFFFFT” “What was that, Mom?” “UUGH-GRRRR-PFFFFT” <<giggle, giggle>> “I’ll take that as a ‘YES!’” and off she bounds to whisper private words of […]

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Piles of Possibility

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“If you had told me five years ago we would be going on a cruise, I would have laughed at you and told you that was for ‘rich folk’”, Joe says as he flips his suitcase open with his finger […]

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The “Being” in Human Being

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This morning when Joe was getting up to go to work I mumbled incoherently “I’ve been to hell and back in one night”. Yes, I am a drama queen and that was an overstatement, but it was pretty awful. Any […]

Oh, the humiliation!

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Simple Pleasures

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We’re not thrill-seekers. We usually take one vacation a year. We leave our small town less than six times a year for the bigger cities nearby. We avoid crowds.   We see maybe two-three movies in the theater a year. We […]

Carrie Underwood “Shining” from her Happy Place!

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Wow. Wow. Wow. This just blew me away. I’ve always loved Carrie and this performance is just truly astounding….a “go down in history” kind of performance.  Carrie was most definitely shining…and so in her happy place! You can see the […]

Happy Monday, People!

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I don’t advocate giving cats baths; it’s usually unnecessary. Percy, however, is 1/2 Persian with very long hair and he became infested with fleas early, early in the flea season. I thought the Frontline flea treatment would work better if […]

My Basket of Belief

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“Mom, you know why I believe in the Easter Bunny? Because you couldn’t have hidden such a great basket with all of this stuff in your room! I know because I looked everywhere!”—Lydia, age seven. There is a lot of […]

Paying it Forward

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“Is there any way you can get your feet out of the shot?” “Oh, drats….move her away from the poop….” “Oh. my. word! Don’t let her get away….okay…I think I’ve got it….” “Nope. I missed that one. Let’s try again.” […]

Chicken Coop Chat

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This morning my seven-year-old daughter, Lydia, helped me feed the chickens and gather the eggs.  This is what I heard outside of the chicken coop: “Mom, there are four eggs.” “No, I’m sorry, Mom…I was mistaken…there are five.” “Mom, I […]

Simply Grateful

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Shaking out the pastel yard flag and looking closely at the big fluffy white cartoon bunny with gardening tools and carrots, I actually laughed out loud. I was so ridiculously *happy* and over something so simple and silly. Before we […]

Kitten Cuteness

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The Christmas Cat

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We have a beta fish. In a bowl. In the living room. Set low on an old (groovy, decorative) suitcase.  Maybe this means we like fish? No, this means we like our cats….who use this bowl as their water dish. […]

“Here Goat-y, Goat-y, Goat-y…”

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Watcha Got Cookin’?

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Tonight when Joe and I were watching the kids racing their bicycles, we commented yet again on how quickly they are growing. I know that’s a cliche….as soon as an infant pops from the oven, random strangers yell out, “Enjoy […]

Today’s “Awwwww”

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Where the Fairies Live

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“Let’s take a walk” says my husband, holding out his hand…his other hand holds the “snake stick” (just in case ;)). All three kids start running around like mad children looking for their rubber boots or getting a drink of […]

Baby Want a Bottle?

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Let’s Garden!

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It’s that time again. Let’s talk gardening! I never had any interest in growing things until a few years ago when I caught the gardening bug. I knew *nothing* and had to do some research to find out how to […]

Start Shining!

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This morning I was driving into the morning sun and I pulled down the visor mirror to take a look at my tired eyes. And they were indeed tired. The wrinkles were more pronounced than usual and the sun was […]

I’ve got an Itty Bitty Kitty in My Hands….

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Trading in Bad News for Good Music!

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I just love this video! It makes me smile and tap my foot. I’m a firm believer that what we focus on expands so I don’t allow myself to focus on bad news but instead I find what is “lovely […]

Celebrate Spring!

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Friday is Family Fun Night!

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“How many more days until Friday?!” This is a question my children ask throughout the week. Every week. The tradition of  “Family Night” is important to them and the repetition of it makes them feel secure.  So on Friday nights […]

Happy (?) Bunny says “Hola!”

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No More Sack Lunches?!

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A public school in Chicago has banned all lunches brought from home. These kids *have* to eat cafeteria food! They have no choice. The school thinks the children will be healthier. What would you do if your child went to […]

That’s One Swinging Cat!

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The Birth Story

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Sunday night I received an animal rescue call. A calico cat gave birth to a kitten in a woman’s flower garden. The woman moved her under the house where she had two more kittens. By the time I settled her […]

Maybe it’s a teddy bear

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Last night I was in a deep, deep slumber when Annabelle the Cat came to my door and began her “I have hunted and brought you the kill” chant….so loud and so insistent that it overcame the earplugs. I stumbled […]

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Miracles in the Midst of Sorrow
I've found there is no logic to how I feel in the middle of grief. I've received huge gifts, and--although I'm thankful for them because they assure me I don't have to make a drastic lifestyle change at the same time that our family has been ...

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Like a Symphony
Sometimes I actually think :). I like to plan and compare and problem solve. Sometimes I think my way to an answer. Sometimes I make choices based solely on my gut whether the choice seems logical or not. I feel my way to an answer (I use ...

posted 8:08:11am Dec. 01, 2011 | read full post »

Dancing Thankful
People are always saying how it amazes them how I think, wish, pray for something and then it appears. To me this is a normal way of living so it confuses me when they say such things. I wonder, though, if maybe these little miracles aren't ...

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