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THE YOUNG & RESTLESS SHEPHERDS

I believe the picture says it all.  These young shepherds show how antsy little boys get when they have to wait.  The story of the shepherds that were in their fields at the time of the Savior’s birth had heard … Continue reading

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WHAT IF OUR NATIONAL BIRD WAS A TURKEY?

These are the infamous “Johnson Street Turkeys” from our old neighborhood in Minneapolis.  I’ve written about them before and in fact an article about them appeared in the local newspaper a number of years ago.  This flock would carry on … Continue reading

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THE PRINCESS & THE PEA

I’ve been ranting about this kidney stone for some time now and it finally met its demise a few days ago.  Recovery is going along as expected.  The first night after the surgery, I was wide awake at about 3 … Continue reading

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS

OK, so I have two kidney stones.  I’m not sure why these nuggets keep forming within me. I may be able to use them somewhere in my garden, but unfortunately these are the kind that need to be blasted, so … Continue reading

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GIVING IN TO CLOSED CAPTIONING

  I am slowly losing my hearing.  With the high cost of hearing aids, I’ve been struggling along.  This disability can be a disadvantage to a happy marriage.  Having the television turned up so high forces the other partner into another room.  … Continue reading

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WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?

  Something happens to a person’s mind when they acquire a virus.  I’m not talking about being hacked, although it seems I may have been.  I am talking about the kind of virus that gets passed from person to person … Continue reading

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MY FIRST VACATION WITH MY HUSBAND

Picture this – it was almost fifty five years ago as my new husband and I embarked on our first vacation as a married couple.  I know this would be considered ancient history in our culture today, but we’d only traveled together … Continue reading

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TURN YOUR FROWN UPSIDE DOWN

In hopes of erasing some of the rhetoric and name calling going on over the past few months, I decided to devote this post to humor.  The messes we create on a daily basis are often far from humorous, but … Continue reading

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TECH WEEK!

The dreaded moment has come again.  A time when my mind gives way to blankness with the addition of things like costumes, lights, complete set and use of props.  Add to that the fact that my brain has slowly been … Continue reading

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I ATE MY DAUGHTER’S HOMEWORK

Funny things happen to me all the time. Either that or I’m not all there and everything just seems funny. My youngest daughter brought an assignment home to finish for her art class. It was made of paper mâché and … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL TOWN CRIERS’ DAY

I enjoy looking at a site called Days of the Year, which lists all the special and unusual holidays at home and around the world. It’s amazing what people celebrate.  Today is International Town Criers’ Day – one of those … Continue reading

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TRAVELING WHEN RETIRED

Retire, they said.  It will be fun, they said.  You are free to go anywhere, do anything and scratch things off your bucket list, they say.  Who are “they” and I’ll bet they’re not retired?  Traveling today isn’t easy, no … Continue reading

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ADAPTING TO OLD AGE

In today’s society 77 isn’t considered old, yet why do I feel like I’ve entered a new dimension – like the Twilight Zone?  My hefty body has been supported by legs and feet which are beginning to falter under the … Continue reading

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REFURBISHING

Today is my last day of being 76.  Thus you will notice a variety of posts on restoration, rebranding, renovation, rebuilding and many more redos.  When you’ve lived this long, you feel it’s time for a make-over.  The thousand mile … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO 77

Every time I go in for my six month physical, I feel like I’m getting an oil change.  Each of my levels is checked to make sure they are functioning the way they should.  I’m asked the same questions I … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THIS?

Starting somewhere in Europe and migrating to the U.S. in the early 1900s, this ridiculous tradition is supposed to bring good luck to your house.  I’ve often placed pictures on my fridge along with lots of magnets containing contact info … Continue reading

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SO, THIS IS HAPPENING AGAIN

Last October, I embarked on an old career.  I stepped on the stage to perform again.  The play was, “Southern Fried Funeral,” in which I portrayed Ozella Meeks, the church lady who tended to all the funeral arrangements.  I guess … Continue reading

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DAYS IN THE LIFE OF A MOTHER

Every mom has a few funny stories she drags up once in a while to amuse her friends or remind her kids of how much fun it is to parent.  Our kids usually aren’t amused at the retelling, but that … Continue reading

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WORLD PASSWORD DAY

There are so many weird holidays.  You can even make up you own if you want to.  Today happens to be World Password Day.  How do you feel about them?  For me, if I don’t write them down, I forget … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

Only fifteen thousand words to go.  Maybe I could add some ands, buts, pluses, likewises or toos.  The word count has been my nemesis in this process.  I realize words are a necessary component to flesh out my characters, so I continue … Continue reading

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