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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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, snacks, crayons 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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Wher were you on September 11, 2001?

This morning marks the 15th anniversary of a day that most American adults will never forget. I was emir five weeks and two days into this adventure called adulthood,  traveling with my first real job.  My coworkers were starting to feel like family. And with this new family by my side the idea of meeting…

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Leah’s Eyes

Leah is our 1 year old terrier mix. At about 8-9 months old she started having problems with her eyes. It started with an occasional squint and a wink of her left eye. Then her eyes started to turn cloudy blue. Could our sweet puppy be getting cataracts? To the vet! I really like the…

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Daisy’s Diary

July 28, 2016 (Day 1 with new family) Hi, I’m Daisy! I just got my name today. The vet says I am a 4-5 week Great Pyrenees, German Shepherd mix. But I am very little, only 2.9 pounds. New Mommy and the family that helped me find her think there’s some little dog in me…

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