Make a Map

When Hubby and I first married, a woman told me, “Your traveling days are over.” That confused me since my family didn’t travel all that much before I was married. How could something I never had be over? Our once-a-year getaway was usually to my grandparents’ houses and rarely anywhere

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We’re Moving

I implied it in my last blog, but I’ll confirm it now. Hubby and I are selling our house and leaving Idaho for now. Or maybe for good. We’ve been talking about selling our house for a while now. The market in Boise is hot and where we live, it’s

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Goodbye, Cheryl

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. We were called to come see about my mother-in-law Cheryl when her condition started going downhill fast. (Side note: her name is pronounced CH-eryl, not Sheryl. It’s the hard CH sound.). She celebrated her 90th birthday at the end of August, but

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Taking a Little Break

I love writing a blog each week. It’s given me a voice I’ve never had before. Thank you for reading them, commenting on them, and in general, letting me know what you think. It means a lot to me to interact with people. However, I’m going to take a break

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Put a Smile in Your Voice

Last week’s edition of CBS’s Sunday Morning played a short editorial about smiles behind the masks that really struck a nerve with me. I wear a mask when I go out in public (Why? Read my blog about it). I’ve been thinking about that editorial all week, and I’m sharing

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Pens and Journals: How much is too much?

For some reason, I’m drawn to pens. All kinds and colors of pens. I’m not obsessed with them, but if I see one or two or ten that look appealing, I get it them. Or take it when it’s free. As a result, I have quite a collection. I don’t

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A Look Back at the Old Days

Hubby and I are at it again. Watching old videos taken years or decades ago. This time we have the videos taken by his parents so we’re less familiar with what we’ll find. Some have people in them that we don’t know. We watch for someone we do know so

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The Gift of a Letter

I had a thrill this past week. On one visit to the mailbox, I found a letter from my oldest grandson. He’s sent me many texts and emails, but never a letter. Nothing brings a smile to my face faster than finding a letter in the mailbox. It will go

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Find A Sisterhood

This past week, I read an interesting post about surrounding yourself with people you treasure and who treasure you. It was written about women, but I’m sure girls, boys, men, and women would benefit by being with people who appreciate them for who they are and make them better people.

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