Archive for April, 2013


Summer Day

  She arrived one day in April, but her name is Summer Day.  She’s as light as a feather floating on a breeze, and her little fur is as soft as soft can be.   It was a sad winter for my mom.  Her beloved boy Dusty, her “fine young man”, my darling little brother  […]

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Think Twice

I have these earrings.  I’ve had lots of pairs over the years.  The other day I was laughing about some of them that have long since been given away… and how I’d like to have them back. I don’t wear earrings very often.  I used to wear them all the time.  It all began in […]

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Uneventful Days

Uneventful days.  They aren’t our favorites.  Put a long string of uneventful days together, and we start longing for something big to happen… a huge shift in the weather, a grand celebration, the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new one.  We need excitement. On the other hand, too many days crowded […]

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The Good Life

This is the good life.  A cup of hot coffee, brushing the cat on the front porch. This is the good life.  Falling into bed at night, exhausted from a long day of work… missions accomplished and customers happy. This is the good life.  Peeling potatoes, setting the table, getting ready for a birthday celebration […]

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Shop Fairies Saved the Day

What a difference a photograph makes! It was just a bad day.  Nothing tragic.  Just bad.  Wind howling here like it can… dirt filled gusts over 50 mph.  G’s phone ringing non-stop while walls blew down and sand filled the job sites.  Customers unhappy because things aren’t screwed down tight.  Jobs falling behind schedule.  Hard […]

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Bond of Friendship

We were all in our twenties, right off the turnip truck, down on an island in the Caribbean, miles and miles away from home, no phones, no such thing as the internet, and more than a little bit homesick.  We were three newly married couples, and we found each other through someone’s boss who told […]

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Setting the Table

When I was a child, one of my favorite tasks was setting the table.  We had a fun variety of place mats, and I thought it was an honor to decide which ones fit the mood of the meal, then get everything “just so” on the round glass top table.  Our family of four always […]

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Orchard of Life

Maybe it’s because they’re young and a bit timid.  Maybe it’s because they were watching the apricot tree foolishly bloom early in March, only to be bitten hard. Whatever the reason, my little pear trees held onto their buds, and finally decided to put on their frilly and beautiful show this week.  There are several […]

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