Archive for October, 2011


Spoonful of Kindness

We’re building a house fairly far out in the country.   This means that most of the work crews show up with their lunch because it’s just too far to drive into town to eat.  I was there the other day when all the men were gathering around the pile-of-sheetrock-table, pulling out their meals.  Some had […]

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A Happy Friday

It’s just been such a happy day. I want to write about it. It all began with breakfast out with my mom.  I’d lost a serious bet to her, so I had to pay up.  My treat at IHOP.  Bacon and eggs always get me going in the right direction! Next, a couple of errands… […]

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Pot Luck

One the happiest meals in the world is a church pot luck.  You always know to look for your favorites.  You always know that whatever is coming out of one certain crock pot will definitely taste fabulous.  You always eat a little too much. In our church family, we love having themes.  We recently had […]

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Day Three Hundred

Today is the three hundredth day of the year.  Obviously… the year is marching right on by, the holidays are coming soon, and if you had something you wanted to accomplish in 2011, you’d better get on it! As for me and my walk-a-mile-every-day goal… I just want to give a little report since I […]

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The Birds

The alarm clock this fall is a flock of grackles.  Here they come – every morning – stomping all over the roof and singing out a good morning chorus.  They’re fun… even though they’ve just about taken over Portales!  (They’re the reason we had to get rid of the trees on the square.) This photo […]

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Fall Away Tour 2011

Well, I would dearly love to report to you that we’ve hiked to the top of Hermit’s Peak to have a lunch of beef jerky and dried apricots. How about that we’ve had to spend 17 hours straight in our little tent because a crazy blizzard blew in, dipping temperatures below freezing and swirling so […]

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Brown Norther

This morning I took the toast out of the oven and did the natural thing… left the oven door open after I turned it off to knock the chill off the kitchen. And so it begins.  First little cold snap of the season. This will call for my favorite hoodie sweatshirt.  This means I can […]

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Quilt Blocks

I have these old quilt blocks.  They were handed down to me when I found them tucked into the back of a closet.  I know they belonged to my Great Granny Borden, because her name is actually stitched into some of them. This weekend I had the treat of attending the High Plains Quilt Festival […]

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Aspen Trees

I feel sorry for them.  They didn’t ask to get stuck in my barnyard.  Some man convinced me when we were finishing this place up and putting in the yard that they’d do just fine here.  He was bringing them down from his family land in the mountains, and had planted several in Portales.  Gave […]

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Find My Field Days

Just popping a quick little reminder in here.  If you’re not already a fan on Facebook, I invite you to join my page.  Click here, or just type My Field Days into your Facebook search box.  It’s the place where I give you a link every time I post something. Another way I like to […]

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Honey, I’m Home

I’ve written about playground sounds, and the sweet sounds of Bible pages turning.  Perhaps I need a new category for “music to my ears”. Here’s a sound that I love.  It’s the rattle of a ladder bouncing on a truck rack.  Maybe I should say the “clanging of a ladder”.  I wanted to say “dancing […]

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When Life Hands You Candy

You’ve heard of the kid in the candy shop.  It’s said so often, maybe we don’t even pause to picture that kid.  But I had a delightful little first-hand experience… a supreme example!  Let me tell you about it. It’s on my mind this weekend, because I’ve been to the ENMU Homecoming parade, and I […]

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