Archive for the ‘Field Days’ Category


Silent

I have the right to remain silent. It’s a phrase that just keeps finding its way into my thoughts. Self-imposed guilt… it’s ridiculous.  It matters to no one but myself that I rarely add anything to my blog.  I have no grandiose idea that anyone is out there wondering why I’m not writing much lately.  […]

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Look Sophie…

While the final preparations for the Easter meal were completed, I was somehow awarded the delightful task of holding baby Sophie.  And so we sat there by the kitchen door watching the beautiful hubbub of the food being placed on the bar, while children were streaming back and forth from outside – everyone in eager […]

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Around the Clock

Rather than go through the stressful ordeal of adjusting a digital watch for Daylight Savings Time, I almost prefer leaving it alone – simply keeping in mind that the watch is an hour off for half the year.  This is why I no longer own a digital watch. Oh, the sweet joy of pulling out […]

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World at Her Fingertips

There we sat, four generations of family females, singing “High on a hill stood a lonely goat herd”, “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens”, and all the other marvelous lyrics from that musical.  The living room was alive with the sound of music. I was explaining to my great-niece that the children’s mother had […]

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Just Doing My Job

A man who did some work with our company phoned a little while ago.  He wondered if I possibly kept all my old nontaxable transaction certificates because he was being audited and couldn’t find his copy.  When I told him I had all the certificates on file and I’d send him a copy he replied, […]

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The Gift of Music

Live entertainment up on a stage… we love it!  Gary and I rarely go to the movies.  Instead, we’ll get tickets in advance, mark the calendar, and look forward to special concerts and plays. Our favorite concert this holiday season was The Kingston Trio.    Can you believe it?  They’ve been touring since 1957!  Well, the […]

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A Nitwit Knits

On one of those days in January when you feel like you should set a goal, I declared to the world that I wanted to learn to knit or crochet in 2014. And so, with the clock ticking quickly toward the end of the year, I held a little party at the barn this week […]

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An Audrey World

So many times I long for a fairy tale world.  Yet, even as I type that, I realize a fairy tale world would still be filled with villains and tragedy.  There’s no escaping that. I suppose my daydream actually finds me acting out the roll of the sweet soul who never harms another, always has […]

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Valuable

I get such a kick out of moments like this. I was having my eyes examined for the latest prescription for reading glasses.  And my optometrist – with his high powered vision gadgets – said “Pretty earrings.  What is that gemstone?”  He proceeded to tell me that he collects gemstones. Being the ever-frugal-pat-myself-on-the-back soul that […]

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Election Day

It’s Election Day.  If ever there was a day to wave a flag and wear red, white and blue, this is the day. Surely the founding fathers could never have imagined America today, filled with interstate highways, airports, cell phones, super stores and computers.  But I do believe they dreamed the nation would survive, and […]

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The Game

A friend recommended the movie to us and said we’d love it.  We were headed to Amarillo to pick up supplies for a remodel project, making it a perfect afternoon to look up a matinee showing before we drove back to Portales. Searching on the tablet for a place to see the show led to […]

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Just a Saturday

It was just a Saturday. Just a day at the end of another hectic week.  A day set aside to get caught up in the office without phones ringing every 8 minutes. I treated myself to coffee on my glider in the morning, while tiny drops of water fell from the sky for a few […]

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