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to be like mom

This Mother’s Day weekend has me pining a little for ‘my other home.’  I so wish I could be there to spend the day with my sweet mom.  Not only that, but my talented northern boy is having his second cd release concert and my equally talented techie boy will be doing an opening set… Continue reading to be like mom

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art class ~ van gogh

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice in your head will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh Because yesterday was Star Wars Day, I decided to take the day off from History and do something a little different.  I decided to do an art class.… Continue reading art class ~ van gogh

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may the fourth be with you

If you’re not a Star Wars fan, you may have no idea what this means.  I will enlighten you:  it is a play on “May the force be with you,”  the “live long and prosper” of the Star Wars saga.  Yes, the Star Wars gurus have given fans an entire day for this phenomenon…so Happy Star… Continue reading may the fourth be with you

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time with our girl and makin’ sushi

We enjoyed a wonderful week with our Alberta girl!  Not a lot is going on around here yet, so we mostly just chatted as we hung out, played games, watched movies and did a little sight-seeing.  We each had a ‘date’ with her.  We did have a few nice days to walk the beach, too.… Continue reading time with our girl and makin’ sushi

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i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth… Continue reading i am holding on

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busy hands for little ones

I have been madly trying to work on some projects for my new grandlittles.  They’ve actually been in the works for some time, but I’ve stalled here and there. A friend mentioned once that she prays for the recipient of the things she makes.  I thought that was an awesome idea, and began doing this myself.  I… Continue reading busy hands for little ones

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new grandlittles & joy tests

We finished up our Bible Study 101/Psalm 119 study and started a new topic in our Ladies’ Bible Study.  We decided to use the Pure Joy Bible Reading Challenge from rachelwojo.com as our springboard. We’ve only done two weeks and my joy has already been put to the test.  My Northern boy and his lovely wife just had… Continue reading new grandlittles & joy tests