Squirrel

We used to feed the birds. That was until the cats started feeding on the birds. Inadvertently, we fed the squirrels too.  That was until one cat actually caught a squirrel. Because this cat could open the screen door, he let himself in. He promptly plopped the unmoving squirrel onto the kitchen floor! He was …

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without…

. . .canned jellied cranberry sauce. Your read that correctly . . . canned jellied cranberry sauce. I never realized that members of my own family had such an emotional attachment to the canned cranberry sauce! I never liked the stuff. I do not understand why the canned cranberry sauce must be on the table. …

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Threads of Gratitude

"Families are inherently unmanageable ragtag armies at times, yet with a unity even they don't fully understand. Someone is always pulling a thread throwing the whole thing askew. Yet the threads remain, binding us to one another even when geography and other priorities seems to magnify everything; the season is never smooth, is always dramatic …

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Chores with Family

I'm trilled to have help with any seemingly mundane house hold chore. Laundry, especially. Laundry seems to be one unending chore. When dear husband helps, I love it. Lately, however, his help has created a small problem for dear daughter and me. You see, dear daughter and I are approaching the same size in everything. …

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Please Excuse this Interruption

Every time I think I have some nice quiet solitude in-front of the computer, someone walks through the door. Every time.   I have many blog posts in "draft". They may never see the light of  day but there they are waiting. In the meantime, I will keep the door open for all that walk …

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Early To Rise

"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."  ~Benjamin Franklin/John Clarke I've been waking up earlier than usual this week because our grandson is here. Just like his daddy, he is an early riser. Now that I am a grandma, I don't  mind rising early! Back in the day when our son was an early …

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