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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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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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!

I told my daughter we could get a second dog for her 14th birthday. She wanted a cute little 2-3 year old lap dog, but our search with local rescue groups didn’t go so well. Day 1 – Meet Daisy! (August 28, 2016. 4-5 Weeks old, 2.9 pounds) We thought we were bringing home a…

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A good squirrel buddy

It can be interesting to see a pet act in a way that shows compassion and thoughtfulness. People often say, “she doesn’t even know she’s a dog.” They will credit human influence for behaviors from sitting on furniture to watching over a sick child. It is a humbling experience to watch a wild animal show…

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A Pooper-Scooper Birthday!

All day my now 14 year old has taken delight in telling people that I gave her a pooper scooper for her birthday. Technically I purchased the poop scoop & rake two days before her birthday, on our way home from the orthodontist. But the morning of her 14th birthday was her first time to use…

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Got a puppy dog! Meet Leah

This is Leah. The smartest, easiest to train, most stubborn dog I ever did have the pleasure of living with! We got her December 5, 2015 at a PetSmart adoption event. The lady from the humane society said she was a 4 month old terrier mix. At 14 pounds she was not likely to get…

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Apple Music & Family Sharing

[message_box title=”Dear Apple:” color=”green”]Please revise your policy for purchases made under “Family Sharing” accounts. Just because someone is 18+ years old doesn’t mean they understand or are responsible enough for online purchasing. And just because people are related does not mean they want to share a credit card. [/message_box] I recently signed up for a…

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Saying goodbye to a dad you never really knew.

Do I look like my dad? I think I got his nose, but I can’t decide if my eyes look more like his or my mom’s. This picture is the only one I have of us together. He and my mom went their separate ways when I was a baby and (to the best of…

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