Monthly Archives: October 2018

Pins and things

I enjoy the craft sites which give ideas for the house, children, and gardens. I can daydream about the ways I could decorate my farmhouse, learn how to care for my goats, how to use regular household items to clean … Continue reading

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Bottle babies

We have two baby goats on our farm who were rejected by their mother. I am now their surrogate mother, complete with bottles of goat milk replacer (think formula for baby goats) to feed them. In the morning I will … Continue reading

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Lessons from the scarecrow

Throughout The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the Scarecrow is seen as a simpleton character. Literally lacking the brain power needed to function as a human. He sees himself as “less than” valuable. Sure the Tin Woodman … Continue reading

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Edges

High school was a John Hughes movie for me, in a lot of ways. Somewhere between The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink/Some Kind of Wonderful, with me often playing a Molly Ringwald role, but without the cute … Continue reading

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Praise be

Lately friends have been posting about how perspectives, including a friend wrote about battling exhaustion, all while trying to be a good mom. Now she could have left her post as a complaint, but she chose to change her perspective … Continue reading

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House rules

There were three main rules in my house when I was growing up: 1.) Clean up your mess 2.) Hands are for helping 3.) Always make sure there is gas in the car While my mom was capable of cleaning, … Continue reading

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On Throne rooms, waiting rooms, and hospital rooms

I cannot count the times I have been in a hospital room, either as the patient or the visitor. I am sure the number is somewhere in the hundred range, at least. I have stood in elevators going to welcome … Continue reading

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Fierce fighter

One of my son’s favorite movie trilogies to watch is the Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. I loved seeing him hunkered down on the couch watching Sam, Frodo, Gandalf, and the rest journey … Continue reading

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Us vs. Them

Us versus Them is as old as the Garden of Eden. Eve vs. God, what did He have that she didn’t have? She, and then Adam, ate the fruit because they believed the serpent when he said that God was … Continue reading

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The final thing

World Literature was one of my favorite courses in college. My teacher was a wonderful woman with insight, a bit of a Maya Angelou-type I thought. She drew wisdom from her life, from the stories she read and taught, and … Continue reading

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