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MISS THEM

Tweet Back in the olden days, children would leave home and never come back. Sometimes they would get on a ship and sail to another continent. Their parents would kiss them goodbye and never see them again. There might have … Continue reading

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A BOOK LIST

Tweet In this dreary part of the year, don’t you love to cozy up and read? Me, too. Here are some suggestions for you. These are books I have loved: A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Cline Secrets of … Continue reading

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THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

Tweet I am so sad when the holidays are over. The trees by the side of the curb break my heart. They were so desirable, so bright, and so treasured. Now they lay there like castoff junk, looking so forlorn. … Continue reading

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JUST A GLIMPSE

Tweet Happy New Year! What am I up to, you wonder? I am working on my next novel. It is so cold here right now, there are very few distractions. So I sit in front of the fire, writing. I … Continue reading

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The Day is Done

Tweet Nobody stepped on a Lego. It took four hours to open gifts. Everyone mourned the size of their girths at least once. All the toys were opened to shrieks of joy. The current POTUS wasn’t even mentioned. The baby … Continue reading

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Happy and Merry

Tweet What I didn’t do was work on my own book, exercise frequently enough, stop worrying about the state of the world, or buy enough Scotch tape. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I have one. I resolve to not … Continue reading

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BEFORE AND AFTER

Tweet It is over, and everything was delicious. I need to go on a diet immediately.  Lessons learned: Those roasting bags are the very best.  Forget trying to make a roux for the gravy. The old “flour and broth mixed … Continue reading

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THE BIG DINNER

Tweet Most of us grew up taking holidays for granted. Good grief. We sprawled across our beds, reading books, playing with our toys, or daydreaming, while decorations went up, pies were baked, and gifts just suddenly appeared under the tree, … Continue reading

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FALL

Tweet Put the extra blanket on the bed. Take out the screens. Bring the philodendron in off the patio. Rake the leaves. Wait two days. Do that again. Start comparing online chili recipes. Dust off the crockpot. Start wearing socks … Continue reading

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