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Being thankful

I haven't been the most diligent or the most consistent in sharing what I'm thankful for. That does not mean I'm neither grateful nor thoughtful considering the matter. Here's my gratitude list for the last week or so: The honor of being by a friend's side as she got her first tattoo and being inspired… Continue reading Being thankful

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Stressful Sore and Giving Thanks

Lily Chang © 2018I guess I need to relax and take it easy more.  Seems easier said than done. I'm going to start by pausing more frequently to be thankful. Here's my gratitude list, without the bells and whistles: Finding dairy-free (fair trade) chocolate. All my kiddos could enjoy some s'mores.Seeing a blacksmith work.Getting a… Continue reading Stressful Sore and Giving Thanks

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Slowing Down, Making It More Delicious

This morning's drive was anything but a walk in the park. What normally took thirty-five minutes dragged into double the time. We inched through snow and ice, as snow continued falling and threatened visibility. On the way, some cars slid, and we even saw tracks where wheels had slid or perhaps bounced into the curb.… Continue reading Slowing Down, Making It More Delicious

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Gratitude on a Saturday

I'm thankful I can and do contribute something positive to the community. I haven't always been able to so. When the twins were newborns and I was struggling in other aspects of my life, I couldn't be a liaison between the classroom teacher and the students in any of my kiddo's classes. Even more recently,… Continue reading Gratitude on a Saturday

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Savannah, at The Perfect Petal

What a gorgeous bloom. I had never seen anything like it. Savannah told me it's a rose bred from two different species. *** I'm curious about and desiring to meet new people, not just because I'm a writer but I want to become better acquainted with community. What better way than to strike up conversation?… Continue reading Savannah, at The Perfect Petal

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Please vote!

For those of you who are US citizens, today's an important day to let your opinions and preferences on certain matters be known. Please, if you haven't already, vote. Don't delay — vote! Why? It's a privilege to have your voice heard and to have it count. And, it isn't something everyone everywhere has, the right to… Continue reading Please vote!

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Sordid Saturday

The morning started out gray, with an abundance of bickering about everything: who's looking at who too long, who's saying what, who's doing what wrong, who's stolen what. But, I have lots to do: writing, working, grocery shopping, cooking, getting chores done, and spending time with the four kiddos. I want to make the best of… Continue reading Sordid Saturday