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Monthly Archives: April 2013

In the meantime …

A little sweet to tide you over while I’m in the process of making some major changes behind the scenes of this little place on the web. Please allow me approximately a week to get things re-organized and settled in. I need to have things complete in time to showcase the results of the Liberate […]

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There is only now

“The present moment is the substance with which the future is made. Therefore, the best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. What else can you do?”  -Thich Nhat Hanh I took oodles of photos this spring during the herring spawn seen from the beach below our […]

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Of Course it Hurts …

Of course it hurts when buds burst. Otherwise why would spring hesitate? Why would all our fervent longing be bound in the frozen bitter haze? The bud was the casing all winter. What is this new thing, which consumes and bursts? Of course it hurts when buds burst, pain for that which grows and for […]

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One of the Delights of Life

It was our turn to host Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with our local newcomer’s club. Eight couples, lots of fine food, and plenty of interesting conversation. I love dinner parties.  And then up early this morning, enjoyed our cappuccino, and joined our regular dog-walking group for an exhilarating walk along the beautiful Englishman River. […]

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As promised …

As promised in yesterday’s post, I am finally including some recipes for  you.  Let’s get started. Those who wanted the recipe for my Homemade Softening Salts (for bath or foot soak), simply click on that link. Make them for yourself or be a hit and give them as hostess gifts! This is so easy to […]

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Jotting it down, before I forget

This post is a series of items jotted down before I forget. I’ve been so busy lately: we’ve been doing a lot of entertaining so I’ve been doing a lot of cooking & cleaning; twice daily dog walks; workouts 3 times each week; some visiting; some exploring; oh yes, and now there’s yard work too; […]

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