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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Peace and Pow Wows

A wonderful time of hanging around in the living room tonight until midnight with my two oldest girls. Rachel is 17 and Anna is 16. I feel blessed that they still want to sit and pow wow with their 46 year old mother (that would be me). We laughed and talked about everything and nothing. We talked about friends and boys, baking and cookie decorating, writing and reading, God and prayer. All the while, our new puppy Russell was running in between us all, trying to bite our hands and feet. I wish... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dreaming

I wonder just when it was that I stopped dreaming. Life has a way of rowing us into its busyness. It happens so slowly that we don't even really notice it until we step back and look. I was thinking along these lines this morning, probably because I am reading the book "Home to Big Stone Gap" and the main characters, a middle aged couple, are facing this very thing. So, as I was getting ready for a day of errands, I began to wonder "Just when did i stop dreaming? Do I have any dreams left? Or... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Dad

In that very brief place upon falling asleep or awakening, I have seen a picture of my dad's gravestone, his name very clear but not the birth date or death date. I am uneasy about this. Because my father is still alive. I wonder if it is some kind of premonition. The strange thing is that it is not even HIS health I am worried about. He is fine. It is my mother's health that is up in the air. I don't know what to make of it. I am glad that I was just down at my parents a few days ago and spent... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Good Exhausted!

I am exhausted tonight...but it is a good exhausted. One of those "I accomplished so much today that the ache feels energizing" exhausted. My husband and I cleaned out the basement....something that I have been wanting to do for a while. We sorted things into charity, throw away, give away, set by the curb piles...and even though we aren't done, we have made a huge dent! Our church across the street, of which my husband is on staff, has a storage area underneath the floor of the library. My... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Green Beans and Anna's Garden

My 16 year old daughter plants a garden every year...a small one, (as we live in the city and the squirrels are totally fearless and obnoxious-) but a garden, none-the-less. This year she planted corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and one little strawberry plant. Before I left for work today, I went out to see how her plants were coming along, and as I was picking a few of the smooth, plump green beans, I began thinking about how many different ways there are to cook them. Living in... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Perfect Day

It was such a beautiful day, I don't want to end it by going to bed. It was one of those days that just flows. Nothing unusual, nothing extraordinary. Just one of those days where my soul is at peace. The house was a mess and it didn't matter to me. Actually, it is STILL a mess at midnight and it doesn't matter to me. I'll get up a bit early tomorrow morning to clean some before my husband's piano students come. But...just writing that word "tomorrow" means I must go to bed and end THIS... Sign in to see full entry.

Life and Breath and Writing

Sometimes I hesitate to post. I guess because when I read all of these online blogs and I see how fancy they are, and what great writing is out there, I start to doubt my own writing ability. But....I know I have to keep remembering that I am writing for myself only. To chronicle my life, my thoughts, my feelings. One doesn't have to be an exceptional writer or understand all the ins and outs of blogging in order to do that. One just has to have a heart to write. And I know I have that. Writing... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hope

Another morning. Another chance. A new perspective. A new path. Holding on to reborn hope. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Exercise-or Lack Thereof

I did not do well on the exercising goal yesterday. Actually, I did no exercise at all. Quite the opposite actually. We ordered Thai Food for my daughter's 13th birthday (which was actually this past Monday) and we ate way too much. My 16 year old (who is a bake-a-holic) made lemon bars, blueberry muffins and a lemon pound cake all in one afternoon! Come on! What am I going to do? I HAD to taste it all, of course, to give her my opinion ya know But, I confess I didn't need to eat three pieces of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Beautiful Day...

It is a beautiful day. Still, warm, sunny. Every leaf on every tree so clear....But I sit here feeling like crying. Why? I have no big trials, the crisis with the economy has not affected us very much, all of my children are healthy.....Just WHAT is wrong with me? I guess I could try cleaning the shower again (see my post from last night). It just might put me in an energetic mood again. And boy would our shower be clean, clean, clean! Then again....maybe what I need is exercise. I am about 99%... Sign in to see full entry.

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