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Yearly Archives: 2011

An Important Wish List

Here is part of my Christmas wish list: I wish … Every family would invite a lonely neighbour or senior for Christmas dinner (and be ever so gracious and interested in them); All of us will reach out to someone who is lonely, grief-ridden, or troubled in any way; We would all realize and recognize […]

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More . . . Life Without Facebook

After the last post, I simply can’t resist continuing the theme. There’s so much more time to do far more meaningful and productive things and activities. Such as: stopping at local purveyors for fresh and locally grown ingredients; taking time to prepare real food, from scratch; break bread with friends or family; light some candles; […]

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Life Without Facebook

Fresh brewed morning coffee enjoyed in front of the picture window — real life going on inside and outside. Next, a walk with the dogs, inhaling fresh crisp air, getting my body limbered up for the day. Returning to the house, after an hour of daydreaming while walking, has a great way of shaking off […]

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Everything Good is Simple

“Everything good is simple …” ~ poet Nikki Giovanni. Simple Branch by Mother Nature The leaves rustle underfoot. Panting can be heard from all sides like an approaching wind. Dogs are amazing in their capability of living and enjoying themselves “in the moment”. That moment — those moments — out along the trails with … […]

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I Love Etsy

I have this love affair with Etsy. No, that’s not some foreigner. It’s an online community of creative individuals. Everything on Etsy is hand made by the people who ‘set up shop’ plus it is a venue for sellers who have found or refurbished vintage items for resale. It’s a great place to shop for […]

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Sunshine and Rainbows

“Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows. Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel. …” Those are the words that come to mind every single time I see a rainbow. Lesley Gore’s snappy little tune must be permanently embedded in my memory bank. After our stressed out day with Austin (previous post) and some additional unexpected happenings, it’s […]

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