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Five Minute Friday — Give

In the spirit of thanksgiving, this week’s Five Minute Friday spins off the word GIVE. So, for the next five minutes, let’s give it shot. The timer is set, so let’s GO One of the traditions Karen and I stumbled … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Care

It’s Friday and I admit, I came up empty on this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt. I thought about it most of the day and … nada, nothing, zilch. I just couldn’t connect with the word without sounding … well, … Continue reading

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They’re Always Watching

This was just a routine morning. I went out to the gazebo, stirring the birds who were taking temporary respite from the rain, and sat down to read, meditate {I’ve finished Ezekiel and am now getting into the apocalyptical writers, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Ready

The calendar says it’s Friday so it must be time for Five Minute Friday. You remember, it’s when a group of us ponder a prompt word of the week and just write for five minutes. The exercise is moderated by … Continue reading

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Let’s Pray for the Children

I had to take my two granddaughters to meet up with their father for a doctor’s appointment this morning. The elder, 14, commandeered the radio, but couldn’t decide what she wanted to listen to. Not a big deal. So she … Continue reading

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Thank You for All My Blessings

How fitting. My latest granddaughter — Hayleigh Ilizabeth-Joy Siccardi — made her appearance this afternoon at 4:45 p.m., appropriately on National Grandparents Day. Hayleigh weighed in at seven pounds, five ounces and stretched 20 1/2 inches. My son advises me … Continue reading

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Show and Tell

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertAugust 19, 2000 I’ve been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second…

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Five Minute Friday — Belong

It’s Friday. And even though I’m on a family vacation with the grandkids, today’s prompt was so appropriate I felt compelled to jot down five minutes worth of words. The Friday task is to write for just five minutes on … Continue reading

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All in the Family

What a weekend! What a wonderful weekend! Under the pretense of a graduation party for my grandson — okay, it actually WAS a graduation party for my grandson — we were able to bring the Siccardi clan together for the … Continue reading

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Is That Creepy?

My daughter, son-in-law and grandson were visiting last week from Ohio {and they’re coming back this weekend along with my sons and their families from Kentucky and Massachusetts}. We spent some time sitting in the gazebo along with my local … Continue reading

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