The worst thing I have ever done

“What is the worst thing you have ever done?” Our pastor asked this today. With so many bad choices in my past, the one that stood out in my mind was trying to obey another parent’s wishes. How could that be bad you ask? Years ago, my daughter wanted to invite the little girl next…

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My dog ate a tea bag! What the vet said.

Our small town recently got its own coffee house! But it is closed on Sundays. My sweet daughter decided to surprise me with the chai latte she knew I was craving. Our sweet doggy decided that the tea bag was hers and gulped it down before we knew what happened. Now a tea bag is small,…

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Tomato – Bush Goliath, Hybrid Tomato Determinite

  This is the story of my first Bush Goliath Hybrid Tomato Plant Specs Plant Size: 36″ – 42″ Fruit size: 3″ – 4″, 6-8 oz Matures: 68 days after planting Spacing: 24 to 36 inches Light: Full sun Plant type: Determinate I planted my Bush Goliath in an Earthbox along with 2 Bell Peppers in…

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My Plants

Welcome. This page is a running list of the various plants I am growing in my yard. I will link to pages on how to care for each as I learn. At the bottom of the page I will list my unidentified plants for anybody who wants me to figure out what was left by previous owners.…

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The 8-hour workday

“Welcome to an 8-hour day” One of my co-workers made this comment to me at the end of an especially busy evening that kept me at work until 5. Thank you, dear co-worker, for re-introducing me to the 8-hour-work-day. It has been a while. But we are actually old friends. If only you knew how…

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My house smells wonderful!

We may have gone a little overboard in the garden center of our local WalMart the last two weekends. First was an eagerness to plant my first Earthbox. More recently we were drawn in by beautifully fragrant flowers and cute succulents! I couldn’t resist the beautiful and fragrant hyacinth. I decided to place them in…

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Why I want to go to church.

I remember going to church when I was young. It was a fun, safe place to learn how to be a good friend and a good person in general. I remember singing songs and doing crafts in the nursery. The smell of clay, diapers, snacks and glue. I always felt big when the teacher let me hand…

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November 8, 2016 – Election Day

The big day is here! By now every American who is going to vote in this year’s presidential election should have done so. And as I wait to hear who will be our next president, I think back on all the lessons I have learned in these last few years. 1. God’s got this. An important thing…

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My doggy has found her kindred spirit!

It happened once before when our neighbors took in a stray. Alas, that dog ended up being more than anybody bargained for. It has been several months and my sweet Leah still seems to be looking for her old friend. Last week we met “Baily” at a big adoption event. She is about the same…

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