Archive for December 2019

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth What prophetic words were written into that song. Not peace in this or that country, but for the whole planet, for all of us. Sing praises to those with such a vision, courage, and kind heart. Praise to those who work tirelessly toward that end, Doctors Without Borders, The Red Cross, Heifer…

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Longer Days Now

The days are getting longer now. That’s worth celebrating! The holidays are in full swing, so of course the appliances are dropping like flies. Last week it was the cordless vacuum battery, then the solenoid for the touch sink in the kitchen started flashing lights at me, and finally, the ice maker quit making ice…

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Vigilance

The snow came down for hours. We ate homemade chicken noodle soup, watched a Christmas movie, and drank hot chocolate. Pretty perfect day with the grandkids. This year, I skipped buying everyone matching jammies. I won’t do that again. My only reason for the omission was that I looked in my full jammie drawer, and…

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Seek

Once again, I’m going to blame the late Thanksgiving for how fast the holidays are sneaking up. I did get some baking done, and a Christmas light viewing in downtown Fort Collins. The city always does such a wonderful, magical job. I love it. I noticed in my neighborhood less homes have put up lights…

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Ideas

Smaller footprint ideas: When your gas lawn mower gives out, weed eaters and trimmers too, replace them with an electric one. I’ve had one for years now, and I’ve never regretted it. Today’s models have even better batteries and can do larger lawns on a single charge. I love not having to store gas in…

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Small Things

“The stockings are hung by the chimney with care.”  My granddaughters came to spend the night, and decorated my tree. I must say, they did a lovely job. They oohed and aahed when they pulled out ornaments they had made for me in past years, and had so much fun they just melted my heart.…

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Crisis

Here we go again. I am singing song lyrics this morning. I don’t know why. Maybe the Christmas music has charged my brain in a particular mode for lyrical expression. However, the Christmas decorations are not hopping out of the boxes this year. Do I have too many? Is the thought of putting them all…

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Less and Less

Snow, snow, snow! Great if you ski, shovel snow for a living, or like to drink water. Otherwise, it is a bit of an inconvenience when it falls anywhere but in the mountains or on the lawn. Snow is definitely non-discriminatory. It falls everywhere. My daughter and I decided to forgo many of the Thanksgiving…

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