Gone with the Wind

I used to be a substitute teacher, mostly working in Spearfish. I only substituted one day in Wyoming. It was all I could handle. On a particularly windy day, I was asked to substitute teach for a first grade class in the afternoon. The school was located on a hilltop

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Touching the Earth

The other day, Hubby and I went for a drive through the countryside. I loved seeing all the fields, farm animals, barns, and the brown earth that had been freshly plowed. Trucks were hauling large crates of onions to the warehouses so the smell of onions filled the air. It’s

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Giving and Receiving

I have the most amazing hairstylist. Amazingly talented, she’s an older woman with a wealth of wisdom that she shares while she does my hair. We talk about everything and anything and I love her to pieces. This past week, we were talking about how hard it is to do

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Bicycle Riding

My hubby loves to ride a bicycle. He spends all summer being paid to ride. But he wasn’t always such a bicycle nut. His fascination with it didn’t begin until our son took up mountain bike racing. Hubby and I took him to races and cheered for him. Whenever Son

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Plans Gone Awry, Part 2

Hubby is back home with me. Once again, our well-planned journey didn’t turn out like it was supposed to, but we are getting used to making up things as we go. I flew to Rapid City after getting to the Boise airport an hour too early and almost missing the

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Arrival of Fall

Fall has arrived. How do I know? It’s not the leaves starting to turn. It’s not the garden plants looking tired. It’s not the coolness in the air. My sign of fall arriving is Hubby coming home from his summer job. He’ll be pointing his cabin-on-wheels to the west and

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Exercise!

With cooler temperatures coming in, I’ve been able to get out for walks and bike rides lately. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at all the other people who are emerging from their air-conditioned houses to do the same. I’m seeing some of the same people go by on my walks and

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Our Anniversary

This week, Hubby and I will celebrate our 43rd anniversary. That means we only have 17 more before we renegotiate our contract. When we married, we agreed to stay married for 60 years and then decide if we wanted to keep going or throw in the towel. Why 60 years?

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Kids in School

My grandsons will be in school this year. The oldest will be in first grade. He’s been reading and writing in English and Mandarin for a while for a while so I hope it’s not boring to him. The youngest will be in preschool. He’s been ready to go ever

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