Reflection

Going ‘Home’

I went ‘home’ over the weekend.  Home to the town I was raised in, where I raised my kids, where I left just 20 months ago. It filled me up….and it wore me out. The flowers were blooming and the lawns were green and I’d forgotten my socks, but it was okay as it was […]

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Even In Ellensburg

Just a quick snippet post to let you know, that even in Ellensburg, ‘they’ get my name wrong. Really!!! The other night at a party I was introduced to a lovely lady.  I shook her hand and said, “I am Ellen.” She said, “What?” “Ellen” “Helen?” “No, Ellen….like Ellensburg, without the ‘burg’.”  Then I tried […]

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Christmas Is Not A Race

Christmas is not a race.  One of my least favorite questions is, “Are you ready for Christmas?”  Of course, I immediately think, ‘are you crazy?  Of course not! Ready? Really? It reminds me of a race… ‘Ready, Set, Go!’ Hurry up, get frantic, You…Are…Behind! ‘So, are you ready for Christmas?’ I hear shop people asking […]

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A Quilted Gift

When I moved here, I had a very clear, well-defined personal reflection on the subject of sewing. “Sewing skips generations” and it skipped mine. I didn’t like to sew.  I could do it and had a few (very few) projects to my name that I enjoyed making.  My kids learned to take their important mending projects […]

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Getting Away

We did it.  We got away, on purpose, to have fun, relax, rest and look at the ocean, just the two of us, but as soon as we saw the beach we thought…wouldn’t the dogs have fun here…and wouldn’t it be neat to ride the horses here… but that was about it, surprisingly (sarcastic font […]

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Our Senior’s Quilt

Senior Sunday.. it started off like most important Sundays with what can only be called ‘shower roulette’.  All five of us trying to take showers in the same 15 minute time span.  I could almost hear our old water heater groaning.  The bathroom doors didn’t open but for a split second, before another person jumped […]

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Split Seconds

This weekend there were many split seconds of recognizing the blessing… It seems that in that split second when I acknowledge the blessing, my gratitude grows and my appreciation for where we are, who we are with, how we are loved, blossoms. The Teen went to the prom…. with a nice group of kids…. with a nice […]

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Still a Teen for one more year

To kick off The Teen’s birthday, we got up at O-dark-thirty and went to iHop for her birthday breakfast. An act of love, as I may not exactly be a morning person, which I believe the bags under my eyes attest to fairly well. Today is her real birthday, but her calendar is so full […]

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The Year of the Egg

Happy New Year! With respect to The Teen, (who loves all things Chinese), I am dubbing this “The Year of the Egg”.  We’ve been feeding these hens, (the Luciles and the two  Lucys) ‘laying meal’ for months now, and they haven’t been laying anything… until Sunday.  After church on a whim, I checked the nesting […]

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Peas On Earth

As our flock enjoys some ‘peas on earth’, we wish you and your flock a most blessed Christmas.      

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Simple Gifts

I have no words or understanding for the horrific events in Connecticut. Our simple problems are gifts.  The Teen drove her car for the first time in the snow, sliding off the road and knocking over a cable box.  The 26-year-old car is a tank and so both the car and The Teen are fine.  She […]

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Way ahead of schedule

Baby Jesus got lost in the move.  Well, not ‘lost’ exactly, just misplaced.  I wasn’t too worried, I remember seeing him in the packing and after all a lot of manger scenes don’t have him showing up until Christmas.  I figured we still had 12 days to find him.  This is however, my favorite manger […]

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