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The birds

Today I have a sick child at home, so have been spending a lot of time on our couch. This gives me a perfect view of our bird feeders out our front window. If I had been away from home today, as planned, I would have missed many enjoyable visits to our feeder. The most…
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Flowers and Daughters

Yesterday I finally had a chance to go outside and work in my flower beds and plant some of the flowers I had bought the week before. My 3 yr old daughter was so excited as she had been asking me every day since we had bought them together when we could plant them. She…
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Rhubarb Crisp

Today I want to share a yummy recipe that our family has been enjoying! Rhubarb Crisp 4 C fresh rhubarb (diced) 1 C sugar 3 T flour 1/2 C sugar 2 T butter, softened 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 C quick oats 1 egg (beaten) Cut rhubarb into small pieces and place…
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Friendship

Today I was lucky enough to spend the day with a great friend. I realized that in August 2008 we will have known each other for 15 years. I didn’t meet Tammy until my junior year in college but feel like I have known here forever. We try to get together as often as we…
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Always a mom

My husband and I were able to get away for a day 1/2 to Chicago. He had business and I tagged along for a break. I was so excited to have some “me” time and relax and have a break. My wonderful mom, whom I have written about before, came down and stayed with our…
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TRUST

I received this prayer in an email today… Father in heaven, thank You for making me righteous through the blood of Jesus. I trust that You have a good plan for me, and that You will deliver me out of all affliction. Thank You for Your strength and peace in my life. In Jesus’ Name.…
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My Mom

Tuesday, March 11 is my mom’s birthday. So, this is in honor of her. My mom is the oldest of 5 sisters. Her mom died when she was 17 or 18. From stories that my aunts have told me, she was an amazing role model and so helpful to all of them while they were…
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How to spot a mom

You know you are a mom when the only bandaid you can find is a Dora the Explorer bandaid! I had a small cut on my finger and the only bandaid I had that would fit and stay on the cut was a Dora bandaid. So, even though I felt a little silly wearing it…
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A Personal Day

One day last week I had the opportunity for 6 hours all to myself. As a stay-at-home mom that doesn’t happen very often. So, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish with high hopes of getting all of them done. Of course, that didn’t happen, but I did have a full day!…
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Holding a grudge

In December I let go of a grudge that I had been holding for 15 years. I ran into the person and just decided I was going to forgive him and let it go. I can not tell you how good that felt. I instantly felt so much lighter. I have no idea if he…
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