Archive for January, 2011


Pages

Do you ever have a look at my other “pages”?  I added a new one today called “The Letters”.  Probably because I just love to keep things chronicled, so I felt compelled to copy and paste and get them all together.   But I’d also like to invite you to join the mailing list if you […]

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Do I Quilt?

Do you quilt too? A friend from my childhood asked me this recently.  We haven’t been in touch for years and years.  In fact, this blog is what has actually brought us back together.  She was a grown woman when I was a little girl.  “The preacher’s wife.” And so, as we spend a little […]

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Chair Museum

When did I become a chair collector? It certainly wasn’t planned.  But this morning I have literally been carrying chairs all over the barn, trying to find places to put them without having this place look like some kind of chair museum.  I actually think that might be kind of special… a wall devoted to […]

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On Photos and French Toast

I have another little bit of Facebook trivia for you.  If you do Facebook… don’t you get a kick out of the things that people will comment upon?  You can say something important and it goes by without as much as a “like” click.  Or you can say the most random little thing, and the […]

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About the Hat Tipping

Since I’ve written about the gentlemen and also about cowboy hats, and since I’ve had comments about the gentlemen who still tip those hats to ladies… I’ve just had that on my mind.  You know me!  Once it’s on the mind, it’s got to find its way onto paper.  (Or onto a computer screen, as […]

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Gentlemen

I’ve seen some things.  Haven’t we all?  These two scenes are in my mind, and seem worthy of sharing.  Since it’s been over a month since I saw both scenes… and still, they play about in my memory… I think it’s time to write it all down. One story takes place between a mother and […]

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Gangbusters

The wind was blowing like gangbusters last night.   I thought so as I was listening to it howl from my bed.   Screens on the windows were rattling, gusts were hammering the walls, I hoped (yet again) that my rooster weathervane would survive the blasts. And I wondered… what, exactly, are gangbusters.   I determined I would […]

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Two More Bundles

I haven’t been taking much time To fill up my mind with some rhyme So I’ll do it today I have fun things to say Regarding this family of mine – You know that the bundles have grown Some are crawling around on their own They can jabber and squawk Some are starting to walk […]

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January Sunshine

I’ve just been outside walking, the sun’s about to set, I only needed a sweatshirt… one of those grand, sunny January days in New Mexico.  But we all know the cold front is coming.  We love to talk about the weather here because it turns on a dime.  Always something you can talk about with […]

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A Year on Facebook

Last year, on this very same week, I joined Facebok.  I know it was this very week.  Gary had gone quail hunting down in the “boot heel” with my dad… and that’s where they are again.  I had taken down the Christmas decorations, the end-of-the-year spreadsheets were in order, and all the first-of-the-month bills were […]

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Cowboy Hats

I wanted so much to take a photograph today.  It wasn’t possible. But I wanted to share it with others.  It was a set of shelves in the foyer of a church building.  A double row of 1 x 12s above a coat rack.  They were high on the wall, but that’s okay, because they […]

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King James Bible

I have this King James Bible. I will never forget the day it was given to me.  You know how you have these moments in time, and even though there are no photos to commemorate it, you can see it vividly in your mind’s eye?  This is a moment like that.  I am celebrating my […]

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