Tag: choices

Am I being Cautious or Paranoid?

I love being outside and doing yard work.  I have planted (with help from my dad) most of the landscaping at most of the houses we’ve lived in.  I live to be outside – on a warm sunny day. Some of you have heard that I stepped in two hornet’s nests in two weeks, and…
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Are you speaking the same language?

 How many of you are familiar with “The Five Love Languages” books by Gary Chapman?    I highly recommend them.  The quick info goes like this, everyone has a love language… Words of Affirmation Quality Time Receiving Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch Do you know yours?  Mine is Physical Touch – grin. The idea being,…
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A year later

I wrote this last year, and never “published” it.  Our son is now home and ran for cover last night when someone set off some sort of sky-rocket fireworks.  It caught him by surprise and he did what he was trained to do.  Sigh.  I’m publishing this – not so much for the Civil War…
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Road trip safety

Short and sweet this week, but packed with information! As you may have heard, my daughter-in-law and grandkids were in a car accident on Memorial Day weekend.  Nobody had any major injuries.  The kids seem fine.  So let me say now… “IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN WHO BELONG IN A CAR SEAT – USE IT!” …
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It’s a matter of the mind

Oh, the itching!  Don’t scratch it, it will make it worse.  I know but… the itching!  Don’t scratch it.  Oh, even just lightly touching it feels so nice. Don’t scratch it.  I know, I know.   Don’t scratch it.  ARGH it itches!   Scratch, scratch, scratch.  Sigh, I shouldn’t have done that.   This is the conversation going…
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Sell or donate?

I recently saw a comment, on FaceBook, about someone having bought a piece of history when the Smithsonian was having a sale back in the 1970’s.  I thought, “How terrible that the Smithsonian would sell its historical items.”  I then recalled reading an article about the abundance of items they actually have and how much…
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