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Day 352: Nurse

I just finished spoon feeding my eight-year-old daughter some pastina in chicken broth. I’m sure she could have fed herself just fine, but I think it made us both feel a little better for me to feed her one spoonful … Continue reading

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Day 344: Kindle

It’s gotten cold again–down to the mid-20s tonight. I had some wood already split, but I decided to swing an axe for a little bit anyway, thinking about that old adage: he who chops wood warms himself twice. I brought … Continue reading

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Day 339: Reverse

Ever since we dropped off our daughter at the local rollerskating rink for a Girls Scout event a couple of weeks ago, she has been begging to return. So tonight, we did. It’s probably been two decades–at least–since I’ve put … Continue reading

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Day 334: Land

As I’ve noted over the past couple of posts–I’ve been a little out of orbit over the past couple of days. But now we are back home, and I have that grateful feeling that we’ve finally landed. On the drive … Continue reading

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Day 306: Chill

We had a lot of sun today, but it was still pretty cold outside following our first snow yesterday. We spent a little time outdoors, but mostly we hunkered down inside. It felt good, though, to have that chill in … Continue reading

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Day 288: Drift

“Flow” sounds so much more positive than “drift,” doesn’t it. But that’s how I felt today–like I am drifting along. And is that a bad thing? It didn’t feel like it today. I have been up in our new home … Continue reading

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Day 283: Roast

I had thought that American chestnuts were a thing of the past. Oh sure, I had heard that chestnut trees were coming back, but I didn’t know that orchards were producing domestic nuts. I am happy to report that chestnut … Continue reading

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Day 279: Mingle

Another one of those “out of my comfort zone” days. It always amuses me when people tell me that I seem at ease at social gatherings. The truth is that I often feel awkward, out of place, and without much … Continue reading

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Day 276: Host

I’ve written before about how much easier it is for me to be a host rather than a guest. And while I’ve learned much by allowing myself to be someone’s guest, tonight I get to sing the praises of playing … Continue reading

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Day 259: Frame

I pulled one of those last, remaining boxes out of the basement today and got it unpacked. The box was filled with framed pictures–I intentionally brought those pictures up here to this house (rather than leaving them in storage with … Continue reading

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