Truth or Escape ~

This may appear to be a few days late, but timeliness in posting hasn't been my strength lately.  If you have noticed, my last post is wishing you a Happy 4th of July... 2014!  Let me get caught up.... Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, and finally... Happy New Year! There, I …

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Santa’s Simple Request ~

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been enamored with Santa, or the mere thought of him.  What is his secret?  How does he stay so happy all of the time, even when little children are screaming to get away from him?  What is his magical technique for spreading Christmas joy? My first …

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Faith to Listen ~

Last year it was faith…  the word that I chose to reflect upon throughout the year.   When I mentioned the word faith to a friend, she stated, “Ah ~ Faith… the opposite of fear”.  I love it when someone can state something so clear and simple, yet so powerful at the same time.   In fact, …

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When Mother Nature Speaks ~

When Mother Nature speaks... ... sometimes it's with a gentle whisper that says, "Realize the love that surrounds you!" original photo credit:  D. Rives

Equal Importance ~

It was a peaceful day, a quiet day in the college dorm; a rarity, I’m sure.  As I stood there in Oldest’s dorm room, looking out her window, I was so pleased to see that she had a lovely view of a peaceful path.  The brilliant autumn colors were scattering down to the ground and …

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An Unspoken Promise ~

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated:  "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."   ~~~ and that's definitely how it began... It’s amazing how quickly it all fell together, literally.  The best part of my eighth-grade year took place in the summer leading into it.  You know, …

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Here Comes the Sun… Little Blogger ~ Here Comes the Sun

Spring is definitely present in the South.  We have experienced the sun, rain, wind, heat, and along with the heat.... my favorite ~ the beginning of the humidity!  Now all kidding aside, the humidity here in the South is NOT my favorite, and it never will be.  The only way that I can tolerate the …

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An Added Benefit of Dusting ~

Many of the household chores are shared by the members of my family, but the dusting-gig usually falls on my watch.  Dusting is a tedious chore, but someone has to do it, right? Years ago, when Oldest and Youngest were much younger or too naive, they would graciously offer to help with the dusting and …

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St. Patrick’s Day Is Near ~ Will You Need A Pint-Glass or A Plate?

Last year for St. Patrick's Day, all that I wanted to do was go to a local pub and enjoy an authentic Irish Coffee, and that I did.  While sitting at the bar with HUBS, who was trying one of the many Irish stouts, we noticed a lady at the end of the bar being …

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What’s Your Footprint?

It's pretty common nowadays to be concerned with one's footprint.  Do you recycle?   Do you buy recycled?  Do you grow your own food?  Do you eat left-overs?  Do you ride your bike to work, or walk?  Bottom line... what do you do to leave a small footprint on our world? Is it a small …

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