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Parting ways…

My oldest son struggles to make friends. He has had one good friend for a couple of years. Over the last several months I have sensed his friend pulling away. I didn’t think my son was away of it, but … Continue reading

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Canning and more canning.

The time of year is here that I both love and hate. It is at this time of year when my garden really starts producing and the harvest must be preserved. Thus, far I have canned so many green beans. … Continue reading

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This weekend we celebrated our youngest son’s 8th birthday. It is always interesting getting together with our families because you just never know what topic might come up. One minute we might be talking about health insurance that’s affordable and … Continue reading

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Wet Summer…

So far this summer has been a wash out. By this I mean it has done nothing but rain and rain and then rain again. I am glad we are not living in a drought area, but this has been … Continue reading

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Mail

Mail is a funny thing. There will be days that we go without getting a single piece of mail. Then all of a sudden we get a huge stack. In the stack there will be everything from magazines to advertisements … Continue reading

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Rain

It just keeps raining and raining and raining here. I can’t believe how much it has rained this year. It is weird when I hear that other parts of the country are in the midst of droughts. My garden can … Continue reading

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Frost…

Last night we had a frost warning for our area. For people who don’t grow vegetables or fruit this probably has little impact on their lives. For those of us who do have fruit and vegatable plants frost can be … Continue reading

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Trees…

We are going to be putting in a small orchard at my parents house. Our backyard is not big enough to host several fruit trees. My folks have about 100 acres of land in the country. They have been kind … Continue reading

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Cereal night…

I have cooked dinner for the last five nights in a row. I try to make my family healthy meals most nights of the week. Tonight is one of those nights where I just can’t bring myself to cook. For … Continue reading

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Organizing…

My kids finished their school work early today which gave me precious time to work on some things around the house. One of the things that I desperately needed to do was organize my office supplies. I have boxes and … Continue reading

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Falling…

Yesterday I was on my way to run on my treadmill and fell very hard and banged myself up pretty good. I thought that this was going to throw my off track with my running for a while. Surprisingly when … Continue reading

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Money…

My youngest son understands what money is and how to count it. He knows when he has money and when he does not have money. What he has trouble grasping is that the prices in stores are not negotiable. He … Continue reading

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Summer plans…

We have a swingset in the backyard that my children have outgrown. It isn’t like one of those playsets in woodbridge va and is just a plastic swingset designed for very young children. We have a porch swing that we … Continue reading

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Baking bread…

Today I decided to bake bread for the first time in many , many months. We had a ton of snow overnight which made the prospect of going to the store for bread unappealing. My children love bread and given … Continue reading

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Squinting…

It has been a couple of years since I have had my vision tested. I have noticed lately that I am having to work a bit harder than I would like to in order to see the television. I should … Continue reading

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Sledding…

As I type my husband is taking our sons sledding. This is the first time this winter that they will have gotten to go sledding. The weather has either been too hot or way to cold for them to sled. … Continue reading

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Chores…

We have always been big on getting our children to help with chores around the house. It is important to us that they grow up knowing how to take care of themselves and have the skills to be independent people. … Continue reading

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Working out…

In the past three months I have made a major change in my level of fitness. I work out 6 times a week for about an hour at a stretch. I am now able to run for 30-35 minutes at … Continue reading

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Missing our friends…

This morning I spent a bit of time online connecting with our previous neighbors. We lived within a block of one another for about 5 years until we both decided to sell our homes. It was funny how we thought … Continue reading

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Hooked…

In November we started a running program called “Couch to 5K”. I just finished week four of the program yesterday. It felt amazing to have completed week 4 because it is the longest I have ever run in my life. … Continue reading

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