Don’t Forget to Say Thank You

We passed the season of being thankful and have rushed into the season of giving and taking. I love giving gifts to my friends and family. It brings me a lot of joy to be able to do that. I’m humbled when I receive gifts from them and appreciate their

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Buying a House, The Agony

This week, our house in Boise will officially belong to someone else. An artist will be living in our townhouse. She’s got great neighbors around her, and we wish her happy times there. She’ll get to enjoy our blueberries next spring which makes me slightly envious. The feeling of homelessness

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Our Little Christmas Tree

The only season I decorate my house for is Christmas. This year, all our decorations are buried under multiple layers of boxes in the storage unit. I didn’t want to dig out our stockings, ornaments, and assorted other Yuletide trinkets. Yet, it didn’t feel quite like Christmas without a tree

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A Merry Season

I love this time of year. It’s such a happy season and people seem to be in a better mood than usual. It’s what we need, especially this year. The day of giving thanks set the stage for the season of giving. The Christmas spirit makes its entrance and cheers

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Be Thankful

This is the week of Thanksgiving Day, but it’s a better idea to make it a week of thanksgiving. In spite of living in lockdowns, wearing masks, suffering through toilet paper shortages, and trying to avoid a wicked virus, we still have lots to be thankful for. My last two

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I’m Homeless But Not Really

The past few months have been a whirlwind. Hubby and I sat with his mother while she was very ill, we were with her when she died, we buried her in the snow and cold, drove home and packed our house of 13 years in two weeks, loaded a UHaul

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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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