Monthly Archives: July 2018

Nuts and bolts

We are in the final weeks of our house restoration and remodel. This week we had the carpets pulled up on the main floor so the wood floors could be sanded and stained. The basement is being finished as well, … Continue reading

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Undone

I read a post by a favorite author about the idea, the decision, to allow ourselves to have an unfinished To-Do List. Her words rang deep inside. Her reasons were due to some major life events that were going to … Continue reading

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Road trips

Every summer my parents, brother, and I would go on a road trip. It might be fishing and camping in Minnesota, camping and canoeing in Missouri, or camping our way from Illinois to California to visit family. I loved the … Continue reading

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Bank books

I often hear people tell me that they wish they had the winning lottery numbers, as if the numbers would offer all of the answers for their struggles. It is a comment I must hear three or four times a … Continue reading

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Little things

Being married is not for the faint of heart. As much as I enjoy a romantic comedy I know the truth that you don’t see on the screen. The passive-aggressive behavior of doing the very opposite of what your spouse … Continue reading

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The bee and me

The weeks of summer are often busier than the other nine months of the year. It is as if we are on a race with the sun and weather to accomplish all we can, while we are still able. It … Continue reading

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Turns in the road

All of my life my dad has had a bit of an adventurous spirit. When we were in the car for a drive he would get to a T in the road and ask, “Left or right?” We would say … Continue reading

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