What kind of good doggy do you think Leah is? Best guess wins a prize!

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. So my daughter surprised 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…

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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 Special Characteristics: This hybrid tomato is supposed to have…

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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 to help me to…

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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.…

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New Year’s Resolution: Wisely use resources within a reasonable timeframe

My mortgage payment recently went up by a whopping $80 per month. It is clearly time to revamp my budget. Phase 1 included taking a serious look at where money is wasted in my household. I know that one of my flaws is trying to save stuff because once I…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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