Archive for August, 2012


Use Your Manners

I loved Ann Romney’s speech at the GOP Convention.  The following day, I pulled it up on YouTube to enjoy again.  Not shocked, and yet shocked to the core actually, I saw a few comments so filled with hate and venom that I couldn’t shake them from my mind. I took them personally because I […]

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Clock

  I have this clock. If you’ve heard me say it once…  Ha!  Well, I must say it anyway.  I believe it is the most beautiful clock he’s ever made.  (I always think my treasures are the best treasures in the world!) My father-in-law made this clock for us.  He’s made countless many.  In fact, […]

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Junk Mail

Seriously!  I’ve just about had it with phone calls and e-mails!  I quote the lovely Audrey Hepburn.  “I don’t want to be alone.  I want to be left alone.” I would say, “You can’t believe the crud that was in my inbox today”… but I’m pretty sure you can.  And I’m pretty sure your phone […]

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Promise of Pecans

Going to the mailbox… it’s the twice-a-day trip I love.  I used to have to drive to the post office to check that PO Box, and although it was fun to bump into friends and chat for a few minutes, I was always longing for the day when we’d get this barn built, get that […]

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Swallow That Pill

I’m so bad at it.  I have to prepare mentally.  I have to hold my head just right.  I have to gulp some water just to make sure my throat is still working before I put those vitamins in my mouth, sling them to the back, and hope they go down.  Sometimes they’re still sitting […]

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Plum Beautiful

I was tired.  It was the end of the day, I’d come home from my final commitment, it was getting dark, and I plopped down on my glider to pet my kitty and unwind.  I pulled my phone out and realized I’d missed a message from G.  He was at his sister’s house, and wanted […]

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The B-I-B-L-E

One of my favorite, favorite things about going to visit my family in Houston is going to Bible class with the babies on Sunday mornings.  Because the family is always growing, I’ve had many happy opportunities over the years to watch tiny hands “pat pat and pat pat” the Bible, and make the wheels of […]

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Colorful Kitchen

Today I stepped inside one of our construction projects.  It’s almost completion day, and it’s  so much fun to see the carpet going down, the appliances in place, painters doing touch-up, electricians putting on the final plates, mini-blinds being hung.  It always seems a bit like army ants scurrying about to make it all happen, […]

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Nightfall on the Nightshades

I have loved you with all of my heart But sadly, it seems we must part You brought joy to my plate Every day when I ate You were always in my shopping cart   Rellenos and salsa and more Baked potatoes and hash browns galore And the ever so fine Ripened right on the […]

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