2005 Journal Entry

Last week, I talked about journaling and promised to give an excerpt from my own journal. I chose a section from what I wrote on January 26, 2005. Here’s a peek into what I was thinking and feeling over 15 years ago: I am continuing to write on the story

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Journaling Prompts

A few weeks ago, my blog covered my many years of journaling (see A Life of Journaling). This past week, I came across an interesting article in a Book Cave newsletter about journaling prompts that gave me new ideas. First of all, journaling is easy. All it takes is a

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Thankful for Technology

Hubby and I are staying home these days. Our age and my asthma push us into the high-risk category for COVID-19 so prudence forces us to shelter in place. Our quarantine comes when Hubby is usually busy getting ready for his summer sojourn to South Dakota. For now, that trip

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Another Year Older

This past week I marked another birthday. I know age is just a number, but when consulting high risk categories for bad things, I’m toeing that line and wondering what lies ahead. I usually get taken to lunch by friends on my birthday and Hubby takes me to places where

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Lotta Shaking Going On

March went out like a lion, a lion getting out of a river and shaking himself dry. A strong earthquake hit southwest Idaho the evening of Tuesday, March 31. Hubby and I were watching the end of the local news when we heard a muffled whomp and the house shook.

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The Temporary Normal

If you’re like Hubby and me, you’re stuck inside until the invisible storm dies down. From what I hear in the media, it’s dangerous outside. I watch the news about the pandemic, but I can only watch so much. Too much is too much. It’s a sobering awakening to find

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What to Do, What to Do

We’re living in unusual times. With schools and businesses closing, people staying in their homes, and the hoarding of supplies, it’s little wonder fear is running rampant in the streets. Whether it’s the fear of dying, fear of doing without necessities, or fear of the unknown, it’s daily growing bigger

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2020 Winter Trip

Hubby and I returned from our long-planned winter trip. When we were putting together the logistics of the trip, we never dreamed an unseen hitchhiker might tag along. When we left, only a few states had confirmed cases of the coronavirus; by the time we got home, almost every state

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History Lessons of Minidoka

Hubby and I explored Idaho history this past week. Several years ago, the historical museum of Idaho closed for a couple of years so they could completely redo the place. We visited for the first time and were amazed at how updated and modern it looked. There were lots of

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