Category Archives: living

Lest You Think I Can Always Laugh…


Another blogger the other day was talking about how she always tried to keep her emotions out of her blog, making it upbeat and positive.  She figured that no one wanted to read a downer of a blog, so real … Continue reading

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Surviving a Scuba Vacation With Teens


This past week our family went on a scuba diving vacation to Bonaire.  It was an interesting experiment in togetherness while participating in a sporting activity.   I learned a lot of things, including the fact that staying with three … Continue reading

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Floral Friday 6.15.12


“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” -Marcus Aurelius

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Summer Slugs


My son just watched me type that title and said, “Hey!!!” I replied, “How do you know I’m talking about you?” “Who else would it be?” “I could be talking about snails in the garden?”  I asked trying to sound … Continue reading

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My Car in the Smithsonian???


Back in the fall we met some friends in D.C. who were visiting from the West Coast.  I love D.C.  There is so much history there–and I love history.  Meaning I love learning about history, not being a part of … Continue reading

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Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Yardwork


I love a well manicured lawn.  Fresh cut grass, thriving shrubs, and magnificent flowering bushes.  Unfortunately, that would be the neighbors yards. I’ve mentioned before that I have a black thumb.  In contrast to my mother who has the greenest … Continue reading

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The Curious Bee


I took this photo a few days ago, and it reminded me of a story I’d heard years ago about the bee and how it is not aerodynamically engineered to fly. I mean really.  Look at the fat body, and … Continue reading

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