Monthly Archives: February 2011

Closet. Complete.

Our closet is finally, *finally* finished. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be able to dress in my own bedroom and not to have to toddle down to the laundry room every blooming morning to find clothing … Continue reading

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Large crowds of people make me antsy. *Any* large crowd does this though, admittedly, a John Prine concert is less intense than a Boy Scout group with all those wiggly, obnoxious little boys. Tonight we attended Minerva’s first 4H ‘event’. … Continue reading

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We enjoy celebrating the traditional festivals of our ancestors on the quarters and cross-quarters of the year. This often confuses folks when they find out that I am not Wiccan. Like they say in Scotland, ‘Ach, weeel…’ Imbolc is the … Continue reading

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On the Need for Community and Integrity

Yesterday Mark cut down a few trees in our yard. You see, we want to put our garden in the back of the stretch of yard up there, in front of the big cedar. In order to get some light … Continue reading

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