Category Archives: Grief

Photo Friday

The first walk of many, I hope, in 2016. Crisp air for fresh thoughts? Onward, downward, to the river. Let the power and might of the river remind us – we aren’t in charge. Have you heard the saying, “Cardinals … Continue reading

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How long do chores take?

That is a common question I get asked.  My first thought is always, ‘It depends if anyone pooped in their water trough.’ I try to do extra chores on Wednesday mornings because I have a standing date on Wednesday evenings … Continue reading

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Can you hear the whispers?

Yesterday was not a quiet day. It was flock-of-snow-geese noisy! It was stand-strong, prepare for harsh, winter weather, gray, moody kind of day. Today dawned cold, but crisp and clear. A we-weathered-another-storm kind of day. The kind of quiet where … Continue reading

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Yesterday took the best of me and spit it out.

Defeated. That’s how I felt when I went to bed. You see, my big, old, loving, faithful assistant, Hunter, died yesterday. I knew it was coming. We were able to keep him at home. He died in the barn, close … Continue reading

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Yesterday / Today

Yesterday, the sweet little boy on the right blew out candles (there should have been 19, but I could only find five. :/` ) While the one on the left accepted a scholarship of undetermined amount last night. The one … Continue reading

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Saturday Reflections

I have taken many pictures lately and it will take a couple of blogs to catch up.  Photo Friday was neglected yesterday.  I actually filled-in/substituted at my former place of work.  My plan had been to clean house … and… … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas

Now, I can relax. Reflect. Of course I know the true meaning of Christmas. There is just a heck of a lot of other stuff going on and that needs to be done prior to Christmas.  It’s a fact.  It’s reality. So, … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Saint. :(

I’ve been stalling.  I have not wanted to write this post.  Too final?  Knowing it will bring tears back to my eyes?  But, I must write.  I will try to make a long story short.  I can’t make it sweet, … Continue reading

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Dog Days of August

This has pretty much been the forecast for every day this week:   Hi 94°   Low 73° with heat index of 100+ degrees. I’m sorta wishing we were investing in a swimming pool instead of fence and pasture. I know I won’t mean … Continue reading

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My Memorial Day Wishes

Have you ever felt “throw your cap in the air” joy? My son is in that 2013 graduating class! How about “silly string is awesome” silliness? My Memorial Day wishes are that you take time to reflect on those whom you … Continue reading

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