Archive for March, 2011


Doing Dishes

A serendipitous day.  To start my morning, I was enjoying a cup of coffee along with some time in the Farm Girl Connection.  One Farm Girl had written about doing the dishes by hand with her grandparents, and I commented on her sweet write up, thanking her for sparking happy memories of doing the dishes […]

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Field Day, Inc.

Look at this adorable little necklace pendant my sister just gave me!  If you’re around me very much, you know instantly that it was made for me.  That jewel encrusted boot pretty well sums me up!  Ha!  As I type I realize I’m wearing one of my Field Day sweatshirts with our business logo boldly […]

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Less Is More?

Less is more.  I usually think so… and I think those who know me well would agree.  I don’t like lots of frou frou.  Don’t wear much make up, don’t wear much jewelry, don’t have lots of things hanging on the walls, like to stick to simple color themes, don’t like the gadgets, don’t have […]

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My Hymnals

I have this hymnal collection.  It has come to me in bits and pieces.  Some from churches I’ve attended… new song books came along, and we all got to take an old one home.  Some from Nana’s piano bench.  Some from childhood.  They’re all beautiful, and they hold the words and notes of the music […]

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Sakura

It’s time for cherry trees around the world to begin to blossom, and the fruit trees in my yard are treating us to a lovely show.   My heart breaks for the people of Japan who would normally be enjoying this tranquil beauty, but, this spring, are being faced with such destruction and hardship. I’m deeply […]

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Limerick for Lizzie

I know an adorable baker She’s really a mover and shaker Lizzie’s her name Cupcakes are her game Does she ever slow down? You can’t make her! – Today is the day she turns nine And I’m sure that her cake will be fine It must be the best For such a great chef Happy […]

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Bread Pudding

I love bread pudding.  Ha!  I’m going to go ahead and type what’s in my head… “It’s one of my favorite things.”  I laugh, because I realize I say that quite often!  Truly, it is. Nana always made bread pudding.  I wrote her recipe down one day on a heart-shaped piece of note paper.  It’s […]

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Oklahoma!

I’m off to dear old PHS this weekend to see a musical.  Always enjoy the productions. Always love the memories of having my turn on that very same stage.  Of all the plays I was ever in, the best time of all was singing and dancing to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein in “Oklahoma!”.  […]

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Cherish the Simple Days

I have a very dear friend who lives near Tokyo.  I’m so thankful she and her family are safe, although their neighborhood suffered serious damage. Two days ago she sent me wonderful photos… one of her little boys playing in a soccer tournament with huge snow flakes coming down.  Another son is graduating from the […]

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Icebox

I have this icebox. Although I know plenty of people who still call the refrigerator their “icebox”, this one is honest-to-goodness.  It belonged to Gary’s Grandma and Grandpa Arndt… and was even used by his mom when she was a girl living out on the farm in northern Oklahoma. What a beautiful piece.  I love […]

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Just Can’t Wait

Oh these apricots!  Every year… same story.  They are so beside themselves with anticipation that they just can’t wait.  And we shake our heads, because we know that there will surely be at least one more hard freeze.  75 degrees today doesn’t prove a thing.  25 degrees may be just around the corner, or even […]

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Daffodil

Springtime is just ‘round the bend I’m so glad it’s coming again Oh sweet daffodil You give me a thrill Welcome, my long lost friend

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