Archive for October, 2010


Roasting Peanuts

Tonight I smelled peanuts roasting.  Oh my goodness!  For those of us who grew up in Portales, that wonderful aroma of peanuts roasting on October nights is a true marker of autumn.  It’s grand.  Just grand.  We are the Valencia Peanut Basin of the Nation… and we love them! I get teary-eyed every year — just as […]

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Caribbean

  When we were kids on St. Thomas   My life, like yours, has been full of surprises.  Paths I could never have imagined for myself have been traveled.  Roads I thought were obvious have been skirted.  That I would marry my high school sweetheart was as predictable as bacon with eggs.  After all, we […]

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Goals

       I used to be a runner.  These are the words that ring through my head while I walk these days.   Today was no different.  Out for a three milk walk in this glorious October weather… the words echoed as they have since my birthday in June when I decided I should take […]

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Little Brother

I have this little brother…      He’s a character!  Although he’s younger than I, because of some unique characteristics of genetics, sometimes he seems much older.  Probably some arthritis, dental problems, aches and pains that he can’t always describe, hearing loss.  Most of the time he just takes it in stride and keeps us laughing […]

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Caterpillar Turmoil

The ugly-caterpillar-chewed-half-dead marigolds are out of the garden.  Many of the fuzzy creatures are in the big trash cans with them, waiting to make the trip to their new home… somewhere far away from my place.  But I’ve got to tell you… this whole caterpillar thing has me in a state of turmoil. I’ve let […]

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Remedy?

Perhaps I’ll crush garlic today Or make cayenne pepper spray Caterpillars, you see I’m weary of thee And this does the trick, so they say ** Adddendum 10-7-2010      I tried two different spray bottles, and my chili and garlic powder clogged the triggers, making it impossible to spray after a few squirts.  My right hand […]

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Driving Along

If you’re driving along in a car                                                     And the driver knows right where you are Let him make his own way Let him park where he may He has done this before, chances are! Ha!  One of my favorites.  I was getting a kick out of the backseat driver in the car with my husband.  […]

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Stars

     We’re studying the book of Philippians on Sunday nights.  Tonight we were discussing the passage in chapter 2 where Paul says we’re to shine like stars lighting up the sky.  I love that thought.  It’s been one of my ‘refrigerator verses’ from time to time throughout the years, one that’s underlined in my Bibles.  […]

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Flower Bed

I have this flower bed.  There’s a rule for it… you must be a yellow or white flower if you’re going to get in.  Seems a bit odd, because I don’t consider myself the kind of person who would make such rules about flowers… but I’ve done it here at the barn.  We’ve got the […]

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