Archive for September, 2010


September Morning

September mornings, sitting on the glider, drinking coffee with a touch of cinnamon, chill in the air, and from the high school about a mile away, the distant sound of the Ram Band practicing the half-time show for the upcoming football game.  Mmmm… now, that’s something to savor! Will you walk with me down memory […]

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Love My Job

     For someone who owns a construction company, I’ve become quite spoiled.  For years I’ve worked side by side with Gary, enjoying the labor… getting a kick out of carrying lumber and running saws.  Ten years ago a good friend and co-worker reminded me that I was pushing forty, so he was not going to […]

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Painting

I have this painting. Well, obviously, that’s an understatement.  My walls are filled with beautiful paintings, thanks to my mother.  I have mountain scenes, florals, seascapes, horses… they’re all fabulous, and I don’t say that just because she’s my mom.  Many across America agree! But I have this painting that hangs in the guest bedroom, […]

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Luxury Camping

      Okay… I’m just going to admit it flat out to the world.  I may be getting too old to truly “love” sleeping in a tent.   Oh no… maybe I should take that back.   Well, I still truly enjoy it.  I love the great stories that go along with it.   What’s more fun that […]

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Kicking & Screaming

     Kicking and screaming.  Yes… that’s how I came into this whole computer thing!  (Which is ridiculous for someone who has a minor in Computer Science.)  I’ve always loved to write, and even though I can type really fast, forever I had this romantic notion that I preferred to write with a pen on paper… […]

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Surprise Visitor

Well, well, well… This day began on such a lovely note.  Gary getting everything ready to make French toast.  Sitting on the glider with the coffee, just relaxing because our house guest was still sleeping.  Gary deciding he’d go check on his jobs.  Me putting a little fertilizer on my honeysuckle hedge in hopes of […]

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Grandparents

     It’s Grandparents Day.  Oh, how I miss mine!  There’s no way to express my love and admiration for all of them in a simple Sunday afternoon sitting.  My friends have heard me sing their praises down through the years, and if you follow me on this journey called “the blog” (what an un-beautiful word!) […]

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Buttermilk Biscuits

     Just had Gary’s delicious homemade buttermilk biscuits on this September Saturday morning.  It’s the recipe we found on the back of a bag of self-rising flour the first year we were married.  He’s been cranking them out ever since.  I’m from a family of grand biscuit-makers, and everyone has their special recipe.  You can […]

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Nana’s Glider

I have this glider… It’s an old metal glider that belonged to my Nana.  It’s not beautiful, but we all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to me… it’s an absolute treasure.  It sits on my front porch, freshly painted apple green, pretty new cushions, a patchwork quilt draped over […]

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Pecos Wilderness

      The camping gear is back in the closet… impatiently waiting to be taken out again.  What a wonderful week!      Gary and I love to go backpacking.   Always fantastic to head into the wilderness wearing that pack, carrying the food and the gear.  It’s hard work for me – but the kind of hard work […]

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Rowdy Neighbors

Oh my! I woke up this morning remembering other camping trips… this one on the other end of the spectrum! It’s last year at a State Park campground. I call it “car camping”. All the gear is in the car… those luxury items like an air mattress, chairs, dry wood, fluffy pillows. It comes with […]

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