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Halloween a.k.a. Reformation Day a.k.a. my Grandfather’s birthday

Halloween a.k.a. Reformation Day a.k.a. my Grandfather’s birthday

My grandfather around age 18 Today is my Grandfather’s 90th birthday, and his first birthday spent in Heaven. He passed away 9 months ago today. I don’t have a lot of memories of just me and him, but this saltines tin represents one strong memory. Every day for lunch, he would make himself a bowl of soup and pull out this tin of crackers. He would spread peanut butter on the crackers to have with his soup. Often I would…

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Here we are, end of October

Here we are, end of October

A conversation with a friend tonight made me visit my neglected website. Well, hello there! It’s been a while. I updated everything and made it nice and shiny again. Hopefully I will be back. :-) A lot has happened in the past year. I can’t believe we’re already heading into the holiday season. We sold our house and moved this summer! We’re still in metro Atlanta, just in a different area with better schools and more affordable housing. So that’s…

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2017: Goals and Resolutions

2017: Goals and Resolutions

I like having the reminder to sit back, reevaluate your life, and have some sort of beginning to encourage you to start anew. The holidays can get crazy and I usually am craving a reset after it is over. I feel like resolutions seem so cliché, but whatever. I’m gonna continue making them. I found achieving my goal to read a certain number of books last year was really empowering, and I’d like to focus this year on having achievable…

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Happy New Year! 2016 recap

Happy New Year! 2016 recap

I can’t believe we are in the final few hours of 2016! What a year it’s been. For many, it’s been a mostly negative year. I think I feel fairly neutral about the year as a whole, as it affects me personally. Good things and bad things happened. I’m nervous about some things in the future, and hopeful about others. I wanted to revisit my goals that I wrote about here and see how I did. I’m pleased with how…

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Happy Thanksgiving! And more books :-)

Happy Thanksgiving! And more books :-)

Thanksgiving is in two days! I pulled out our Thanksgiving books today (we’ve been traveling, which is why I’m so late with this) and read them to the girls. I thought I’d share. (Next week I plan to do an update for my Christmas books now that it’s been a few years.) (All italic descriptions from Amazon.com, and asterisks mark my own thoughts on the book.) I got these two books from the library after seeing recommendations for them in…

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