Category Archives: Musings

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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Taking a Break from Volunteering

I have been an active volunteer for all of my adult life. With five kids, you almost have to actively avoid volunteering if your kids are involved in any activities at all. So I have been a room parent, a … Continue reading

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Our New (Much Smaller) Backyard

We moved from a home with a ½ acre yard to a new home with a much smaller yard. This was our old backyard.  Hours and hours were spent on it each week.  The steep hill in the back was … Continue reading

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Hello New Home

Just about 2 months after selling our last house, we purchased a new home. Well, it’s not exactly new.  It’s a new OLD home.  We bought a home, built in 1940, in a historic district. When we first got married, … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Besides my family, here are a few of my favorite things. Farmers’ Markets. I love going to the St. Paul Farmers’ Market when I am visiting my sister in Minnesota.  A visit early in the season will allow you to purchase … Continue reading

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Wild Life at The Little Cottage by the Lake

We had our first guests at The Little Cottage by the Lake.  My sister and her three little dogs, my mother-in-law, and one of the college kids spent the weekend with us for Mother’s Day which happened to be DSH’s birthday … Continue reading

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What I Want for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. I sort of dread it every year. While I believe in celebrating holidays, I don’t really like the commercialization of most of them. For me, it’s not about “He went to Jarrod!”  (Like jewelry purchased from any other … Continue reading

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