Monthly Archives: May 2008

Giving Thanks…for bread and beans…

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 Giving thanks today. Iris at Sting My Heart hosts the Thankful Thursday meme, and … Continue reading

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Can you see me?

Apparently, from what I’ve heard lately, folks with Internet Explorer 7 can’t see me. At least, not right away. It sounds like they are met with a blank yellowish screen and only upon scrolling waaaay down does my blog appear. … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Wife

Catching up with my friend and neighbor Connie who skillfully juggles the demands of large-scale farming, raising Clydesdales, and helping run another family business.
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Why do you love the blogging?

Aloha, it’s Friday!! I’ve been so very busy, excuse me if I haven’t been out a’visitin’ in my usual way. Everything has collided this time of year, from our building project to spring projects and work duties and beyond. I … Continue reading

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Happy Monday…

A quick little check-in here! If you were wondering, I’ve moved my friend Pixie’s “feature” story until Wednesday, May 21. She’s been out of town, celebrating her fabulous 50th! I’ve been busy and had company as well…and today is my … Continue reading

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Imaginary friend, anyone?

When we’re done checking out our books at the library, JoJo loves to read with “statue girl” who appears to be permanently attached to this child-sized bench in the foyer. I might catch a snatch of conversation, and JoJo sits … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch

Would you like to see what we’ve been up to at the ranch? The outside is nearly done, save for some dormers, the porch, and landscaping. Here’s the view from the east side. Inside, we’ve been busy, busy. Drywall and … Continue reading

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Making Music

My talented friend Julie shares her gift of teaching music and the latest tours with her famous brother.
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Posted in education, features, music | 12 Comments

Magnum Opus: Happy Mother’s Day

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, all you moms, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, god-mothers, and lovers of little ones!! My husband captured this sweet moment with my littlest a few weeks ago. For Mother’s Day, I’d like to repost a tiny piece I wrote over … Continue reading

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Happy 60th Israel

May 8, 1948, Israel declared its independence. On May 14, Israel celebrates its official Independence Day. I support Israel. Visit the Israel @ 60 information headquarters for events in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Technorati Tags: Israel Independence, Israel

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Breakfast al fresco

It’s that time of year; I’ll have syrup and sunshine on my pancakes, please. Wordless Wednesday. Technorati Tags: breakfast al fresco, outdoors, children

Posted in family life, parenting | 11 Comments

The Crazy Way We Met: it all started on the road to Catalina Island

“The Crazy Way We Met” is the topic for this month’s Marriage Monday group writing project at Chrysalis. I was on a long and torturous bus trip from Eugene, Oregon down to Catalina Island, California, with dozens of junior high … Continue reading

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The Baker

The spotlight on my dear friend Buffy, enjoying her business of baking specialty cookies for a local company.
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Even My Dog Has a Blankie!

My Aloha Friday Question is this: Did you have a childhood attachment, like a “security” blanket, a pacifier, a bottle, or a special bear you couldn’t part with? From the loveable Linus eternally dragging his blanket to that maddening Maggie … Continue reading

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