Category Archives: things that matter

Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart

For the 40th plus ninth time, Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart! I can’t think of anything more mushy than anything I’ve said over the years. Yet, in each of the “plus” years, I realize how blessed I was to have you for … Continue reading

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Indiana Fun

Lots of Laughter. Check. Lots of wet bathing suits. Check. Rekindling relationships among cousins. Check. Teamwork. Check. Fun. Check. Smiles. Smiles. Smiles. Check. Check. Check. From the check marks, I would say Grandpa’s yearly great adventure with the grandkids was … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Collect

Happy Sunday! Time for this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. Even though I’m typically a day late, I cherish this exercise. And I do have a good excuse … even better than the dog ate my homework! I was … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Play

Time for Five Minute Friday thoughts. I can’t wait to join my fellow writers at Kate’s place on Facebook at http://www.fiveminutefriday.com to share our pearls of wisdom or our pig’s ears and mix and mingle. I’ve been sharing snippets taken … Continue reading

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Connections

In late December, my elder daughter asked yours truly and her siblings, family and friends if we were interested in joining her and her youngest son in a photo a day challenge. Idea is to concentrate on a particular word … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Connect

We’re back! Another season of Five Minute Friday. Just as a reminder, the weekly exercise is where we receive a prompt word from our hostess, Kate Motaung, then settle down for five uninterrupted minutes of focused writing. Nothing fancy. Nothing … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Top Post of 2016

I did just what I promised last week and waded through this year’s Five Minute Friday posts to pick out YOUR favorite. Ironically, while not Christmasy, it was relevant to the season. This week we celebrate Christ’s birth. YOUR favorite … Continue reading

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