Archive for the ‘Ranting & Raving’ Category


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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Can’t Blog About That

The other me sometimes wishes she had a blog.  It wouldn’t be dedicated to simple pleasures.  It would be the place to rant and rave.  Yes, yes… I do have a category set aside for that very purpose.  But this kind of ranting wouldn’t get the rose-colored-shades treatment. The other me would write about how […]

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Dandelions

It’s that time of year… when I work out in my huge yard for hours on end, loving the quiet time of meditation.  Much of the time – perhaps the majority – is spent on dandelions. I ask myself why.  Why can’t these little beauties just stay?  They’re amazing.  They survive all the elements, and […]

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Spring Cleaning

The notion of spring cleaning definitely has taken hold of me.  I’ve gone through my closets trying to downsize, and I’ve made a little progress. The deal is… I’m not really a collector.  (Okay, okay… the coffee cups… but they all have a story.)  I’m not going to be weeding out photos or family heirlooms.  […]

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Your Attention Please

You know the moment I’m talking about.  When the orchestra is playing or the choir is singing, they come to the end of a movement, the conductor holds the baton in the air, the audience holds its collective breath, and just as it’s time for the music to continue into the next movement, some poor […]

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On Complaining

Caption A:  Dern these stinkin’ tumbleweeds! Caption B:  Thrilled to have this tumbleweed-stopping fence! ~ So much to be thankful for.  So little to complain about.  You could say that today I am ranting and raving about ranting and raving!  I wrote this about three years ago for my women’s Bible study.  I thought of […]

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Inappropriate

I’m starting a new category.  Ranting and raving.  I do plenty of it, and now I shall make a “simple pleasure” out of it!  Ha!  Hope you’ll bear with me. And so I begin… Last Saturday night the barn was full of squeals and laughter.  We had little nieces and cousins spending the night.  Two […]

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