Posts Categorized: my life

2012 in pictures

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So, I sat down to write a Christmas New Year’s letter, and really, I didn’t know where to begin. So I’ve decided to let pictures from this year tell a story. I spent my year blogging, so if you want to learn about the year, you can read some of my blog posts. Meanwhile, enjoy… Read more »

It’s never too late

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The Lord said: It isn’t too late. You can still return to me with all your heart. – Joel 2:12 I am trying to follow an advent reading calendar – what I found was an official one by the church. But I’ve also added in some devotional readings. And this verse was in my devotional… Read more »

Do the hussle!

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Andy and I are taking dance lessons with a couple of friends. We have one lesson left, and will be signing up for another set of lessons, because we still have soooooo far to go. Tonight, though, was the first time I felt like I was relaxing into the dancing. We were doing the hustle…. Read more »

My Nana

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This is my nana – isn’t she adorable? I had two wonderful grandmothers. They both plugged into their grandchildren, they both were fun. For some reason, though, I really had an extra special fondness for my Nana. My father’s mother. I think it’s because she was especially funny and real. While Grandmommy taught us how… Read more »

Reflections on my first Black Friday

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I was one of those people who said I would NEVER get up at 4:30/5:00 in the morning to go shopping, no matter how good the deals. You know, definitive declarations usually come back to bite me. Like, I’m pretty sure I said, after Koda, that I’m never getting a puppy again. For instance. So,… Read more »

Thank you, my mountain

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I feel like I don’t go on walks or hikes, I go on adventures. And today, I decided to go for a thankful hike on my mountain. Okay, it’s not technically my mountain. But it feels like it is. It is a part of me. I am a part of it. I have been adventuring… Read more »

My morning health

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I wrote a couple of posts back about my walking buddy. That is part of my morning health – getting exercise! Today I’m writing about my morning “meal.” Yes, it’s a liquid meal, but it’s tailored to give me a bunch of stuff my body needs. There is protein in the almond milk and hemp… Read more »

Snopes and Jesus

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I got an email and saw the same posted on Facebook in the last few days – words purported to be spoken as commentary on TV. Funny thing, though, they included words about forwarding the email. Um…suspicious. These days when I get these kind of emails, I go to or to see what… Read more »

My walking buddy

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Everyone should have a walking buddy. I do. And it’s not either of my dogs, although they walk with us, too. It’s my friend Dot. We’ve walked together for a long time. At least ever since Koda was a puppy, and Koda is 6 now. But earlier than that we used to exercise together, either… Read more »

A Halloween Trick

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Through the tree, a full moon. Gnarled dark witchy fingers Reaching to grab it in their clutches While wispy clouds race across the sky And the moon plays hide and seek. A perfect Halloween picture, that full moon through that tree. Only you are going to have to imagine it, because by the time I… Read more »