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Hummingbirds and Street Rods

Littlest finished his second-grade language arts curriculum today. Tomorrow we will roll right into his third-grade book. I’m not so sure about the reader. It looks far too easy for him. The stories look so innocent too. For a kid... Continue Reading →

Dymphna’s Flowers

The morning started out very gray and misty. By the time we left the therapy office the sky was clear and sunny. Later, while reading through essays and grading math I heard the rain pour down. Of course, the sun... Continue Reading →

July’s Fire

July was eventful for us as well as hot and burning. Sometimes rather literally. Summer thunderstorms swept through our area in early July. Lightening from one of those storms hit Warehouse L and burned it to the ground. My husband... Continue Reading →

The Birds Have Gone

Our birds have left and so the worst of summer is arrived. I noticed their departure sometime after the fourth of July. There is this brief moment of summertime evenings when the purple martins come in for the evening and... Continue Reading →

Into Summer

I've suffered a bit over this blog and what to write about. My first blog (no longer on the web) was how I worked through some personal trauma. It was a dialogue between myself, my shadow and my God. I... Continue Reading →

April 2019 and a Little Bit of May

April went by in a flash. We celebrated our fifteen year anniversary on the first. Fifteen years. This relationship is the longest, unbroken event of my life. Obviously, I've known my parents longer but did not live with them over... Continue Reading →

Last Week of 9th Grade

Sunday Today was such a long day. My husband was back from his long trip to California and I just wanted to be home with him. My work day usually goes by so quickly but not so this day. Shannon... Continue Reading →

Review: Other Bodies by Joel Ohman

I found this book difficult to read. I avoid young adult dystopian literature in general. However, I do not believe this book is a traditional dystopian novel. There is a vague mention of an economic breakdown and gangs are in... Continue Reading →

Story House

We are in the beginning stages of building a home. We have six beautiful acres.

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