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Yesterday, I received a letter in my mailbox at work that was a bit out of the ordinary. When I saw it, I immediately opened and read it. A colleague who was in the mail room at the same time as me saw the excited look on . . . → Read More: Why Handwritten Christmas Cards Still Matter
I’ve often said that music is the gateway to my soul. I believe this is partially because I grew up in a church during the 1960s and 70s with an amazing musical presence. During the Christmas season, the music introduced me to the mystical aspect of Christ’s birth. There may be contemporary Christmas music . . . → Read More: Christmas Carols
October was “get to know your local medical community” for me as I dealt with several health issues all at once. This Etsy Treasury is my ode to the fantastic nurses and doctors who helped put this “Humpty Dumpty” back together again.
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“Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” ~Mark Twain
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A long time ago, when I was still teaching lifespan human development to future teachers, I would start the semester with Death and Dying rather . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: How Do We Want to be Remembered?
In love the paradox occurs that two things become one and yet remain two. ~ Erich Fromm
The Mister and me at my graduation for my master’s degree in Educational Psychology, in 1995.
The Mister and I have been together since 1980. It doesn’t feel like that long!
Like most couples, we’ve had . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: With-And Love
Illustration by J.C. Leyendecker
I have much to be thankful for this year as The Mister and I embark on the next adventure in our life together but I am also very, very thankful for the Modern Retro Woman and Grandma’s Sewing Cabinet community. I will never be able to put into . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving
Every day is a new day, with new possibilities and unlimited opportunity. ~ Ernest Reeves
Maxfield Parrish “Sunrise” Edison Mazda Lamp Advertisement; Image courtesy of Jerub Baal on Flickr.com
I’ve alluded to it in previous posts but I never came straight out with it: Our world started collapsing around us a little . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: A New Day
Glossy magazines would have us believe that a man has to shower us with flowers, jewelry, and expensive evenings out to prove that he loves us. But here’s the truth: Our men are much more subtle in the ways they show us that they are always thinking of us and if we acknowledge all . . . → Read More: Reason Number 4,673,219.8
Chili is in the jars toward the front. Beef-vegetable soup is in the wide-mouth jars. Dijon chicken is in the plastic freezer container (my glass ones are still in a box!). I have a couple of ham bones waiting to be used in some bean soup. Can you tell I love soup?
Last . . . → Read More: Adding to the Frozen Larder
“For when [four] sisters love each other with such sincere affection, the one does not experience sorrow, pain, or affliction of any kind, but the other’s heart wishes to relieve, and vibrates in tenderness… like a well-organized musical instrument.” ~ Elizabeth Shaw
Inscription on back: Sister Act. Gladys thought it was a . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: Sisters