Archive for April, 2011


Red Velvet Cake Icing

Thinking I’d better share my mother-in-law’s icing recipe with you. Two things… One:  I LOVE cream cheese.   You can’t go wrong with cream cheese on anything… unless you’re thinking of putting a cream cheese icing on a red velvet cake.   Here I would have to argue with you.  Just like the way you eat French […]

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Third Time’s the Charm?

You know I can’t look at a caterpillar, crepe myrtle or ash tree without conjuring up some kind of analogy.  And you know I can’t resist the urge to write it down and make you read it!  So, here I go again. Not much to see in the photo… because there’s not much to see […]

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Waiting Rooms

Here I sit.  I knew I would need a keyboard to fill the hours.  I also have things to read, and am looking forward to spending some time on a Bible study of the word “blue”.  But I have found my niche in the waiting room with my laptop at a desk. I’ve been here […]

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Birthday Cake

I’ve eaten a lot of birthday cake over the weekend.  And in my circles… I think there has been plenty of cake eating going on.  Just seems like a serious week for birthdays!  It’s been a wonderful weekend of celebration all the way around. I bought a big birthday cake for Saturday.  I really love […]

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Old Trunk

I have this old trunk. It came from Grandma and Granddad’s garage.  In our family we have some beautiful old trunks that have been refinished and refined… pretty works of art with soft antiquing and fabric lined interiors.   I had this in mind when I brought the thing home.  Upon closer inspection, I wasn’t up […]

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Fire!

This morning at church, Gary was leading our congregation in worship.  The microphone system went haywire 2 or 3 times… the first time just about blowing everyone out of their seats.  He never missed a beat and went right on singing.  After about the third time he told us all that this was like life.  […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Don’t we all have wonderful memories of roses?  Here I am with my Nana and the incredible rose bush at her old house on Main Street.  I drive past this house many times every week, and I love to picture it… how it was when I was a little girl playing in that beautiful yard. […]

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Waffle Stompers

All you have to do is spark one memory, and others start coming at you like gangbusters. This talk of hiking boots and piano lessons took me in a funny direction this morning.  When I was in the 3rd or 4th grade I was practicing for my weekly piano lesson.  I’m sure I was practicing […]

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Childhood

This morning on the news I heard a country singer being interviewed.  He said, “Those of us who had enchanted childhoods…”.  I’m not even sure how he finished the sentence.  The morning routine was underway.  But the beginning of that sentence resonated with me because I fit right into that category. So I take this […]

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100 Days

Accountability.  It drives me and pushes me.  I’m cautious about saying I’ll do something… because once I tell someone I’ll do something, there’s no turning back.  Aha… the key… Once I TELL someone.  I break my word to myself plenty of times.  But when I really want to get something accomplished, I start telling others […]

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String Holders

I have these old string holders.   They’re these wonderful little faces… a Dutch girl and a happy cat.  You know my treasures!  They have stories to tell. The Dutch girl was always in my life.  She hung on the kitchen wall at my Great Granny Borden’s.  I was always enchanted by this beautiful face hanging […]

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What Can We Do?

Sadness has come to our town again.  The untimely death of a young teen.  The family is well known and well loved… teachers and coaches… so admired by their students and friends.  Losing their child has touched us all, and the community has begun the outpouring of love – wonderfully typical of Portales. Tonight “the […]

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