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In the Aftermath of Christmas

December 27, 2017

In the aftermath of Christmas, our cupboard is cluttered with goodies. A plate of monster cookies and a quarter of a bucket of raisin-filled cookies, candy canes, the remnants of a cheese ball, an assortment of candied peanuts, a bowl of popcorn spices, two giant Reese cups with a mini pie-shaped slice cut from one of them, whipped honey and honey comb and honey sticks, …

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From the Mouths of Nieces

August 29, 2017

This morning I woke up to one of my favorite sounds in the world: little girl voices. Well, mostly little girl voices. MacKenzie is ten now, and not so very little. Madison is seven and full of questions like: “Why are you laying the wrong way in the bed?” (Because I woke up awhile ago already, and now I’m just resting.) and “Did you have …

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Go Pick a Rock

June 6, 2017

I’ve been moping around a lot lately. And by that, I don’t mean I’ve been wallowing in the depths of despair. Something much shallower than that. Worrying and wasting time, mostly. I’ll be honest and say that there is nothing on earth that should be wrong with me. I am living one of the most fulfilling and exciting times of my life. I am at …

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