Author Archives: Mama

2015 – The Year of the Empty Nest & Rain (A Lot of Rain)

2015 is the year that DSH and I became true empty nesters. We no longer have kids living at home. We now only own two cars. We are the only two people on our auto and health insurance. We can … Continue reading

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Letting Go and Moving On

The last few years have been a time of great change in our home. All five of our children are now grown and flown. In May our babies, our twins, graduated from college and this past summer, the last one … Continue reading

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

In 1966, Simon and Garfunkel published an album titled Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme. Every spring, when I work on my herb garden this song goes through my head. (Listen to it here). It’s a beautiful song that was a traditional … Continue reading

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Movie – American Sniper and Readin’ – American Sniper

I love to watch movies. I love to read. This past year I made it a point to see every movie that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Here is the complete list of movies that were … Continue reading

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Readin’ – My Love Affair With Books

I’ve been an avid reader for almost my entire life. My love of reading originated when my 3rd grade teacher read the book, Charlotte’s Web, to us. A little at a time. At the end of each day if we completed … Continue reading

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2014 – The Year I Took a Sabbatical

Like most people, at the end of each year I think about resolutions or goals for the next year. As I entered the last quarter of 2013, I made a decision to reach out to a family member with whom … Continue reading

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Bedroom #2 Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

I finally finished the last room I had left to paint and decorate upstairs in our quirky old home. This room belongs to my daughter who spent a semester studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I wanted to do something … Continue reading

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A Visit to Ferguson, MO

The Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, some friends and I decided to visit Ferguson, Missouri, which, unless you have been living in a cave recently, has seen more than its share of attention, mostly negative, since the Michael Brown shooting last … Continue reading

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Readin’ – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The historic district in our town recently held their first holiday open house, and my sister, niece, and I went to visit our favorite antique stores. I was in the market to find a side table for my daughter’s bedroom … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Recipes and the Almost Empty Nest

As our nest gets emptier, our holidays continue to evolve. For the past several years, our daughter who lives in California has come to visit on Thanksgiving and our daughter and son-in-law who live in Arizona come at Christmas. Our … Continue reading

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