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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I’m Giving Up…

It begins today... the sacrifice, or in the end it may be defined ~ madness! Having grown up Catholic, I was always challenged to give up something very near and dear to me, during the days of Lent.  This practice started for me when I was in grade school.  You see, I attended a Catholic …

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Better Late Than Never ~

Oops ~ Seriously, major oops! While cleaning off my desk, and getting my papers and mind into a somewhat organized fashion, I found it; the item that caused me to utter, "oops!"  Underneath the countless forms to be filled out, turned in, or filed away ~ there it was... the list of thank-you's that had not …

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Live A Little Christmas Everyday ~

The Christmas Eve service did it again.  As always, the message is delivered loud and clear.  Whether it comes through the minister's sermon or the songs that are sung, one can't help but to walk away pondering a thought or two. This year the Youth Choir Ensemble left me to think about these words ~ …

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Runners ~ Take Your Mark, Get Set… Turn It ON!

It was a little before 7 a.m. and I was standing on the deck watching the sunrise.  The tranquil colors of the sky casting their reflection on the water was breathtaking.  The world was coming alive minute by minute, but for some of us the wakening had come much earlier... 4:00 a.m to be exact. …

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Treasured Guidance

Many years ago, although sometimes it seems like yesterday, I experienced the most life altering moment of my life…the loss of my mother.  Mom lost her fight with breast cancer, after battling it on and off again for eight years.   Although, her death was not sudden and unexpected, it felt that way.  The realization …

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…And the Winner Is?!?!

Yesterday afternoon I sat down with my laptop, in order to catch up on some of my e-mail ~  mainly the wonderful blogs that I follow.  Whether they are humorous, sensible, informative, or spiritual... all of these types make me stop and reflect, or pause and smile. After viewing some of the hilarious definitions that …

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Irene…the rumors you stir!

Over the past several days there’s been this recurring topic and her name is Irene.  She’s not the nosey neighbor or the meddling in-law, but the very real and threatening storm… the kind that gains strength and then slows…. oh, and gains strength again…. the hurricane kind of storm.  She has relatives, known to me …

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