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A candle in the window

A candle in the window

Last summer, we finished our basement into a cute little apartment/guest suite. I hope to do a post later on that process, but we’ll see. :-) I have always wanted to open up the space to missionaries, as a way to pay it forward to the many, many people who housed our family all the years I was growing up. In the fall, we had the chance to host some dear friends of ours who are missionaries on furlough. Due…

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Allergies!

Allergies!

I’ve never had as much trouble with allergies as I have this spring! A few years ago, I noticed that I seemed to be reacting to my environment in the spring – waking up with a dull headache, but sinuses throbbing. I ended up taking an over-the-counter allergy med, and that made it all better. Every year since then, I’ve had a little more trouble. But this year…! It’s been the worst. Thankfully, I don’t seem to have a lot…

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Well, hello again

Well, hello again

I am not sure that anyone still reads this! It’s been about two and a half years since I last wrote a blog post, and even longer than that since I blogged regularly. To be honest, I’ve mostly forgotten about my blog. Recently, I came back to do some behind the scenes stuff and started to feel wistful about my blogging days. About two weeks ago I deactivated my Facebook account, which I think is contributing to the wistfulness. It’s…

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Trying my hand at Etsy

Trying my hand at Etsy

When we sold our house last year, I needed some artwork for the wall that weren’t family pictures. I took my camera to downtown Atlanta and ended up framing three black and white pictures of the city I love. A friend was impressed and encouraged me to consider selling my photography. I don’t consider myself a professional by any stretch of the word, and still have a lot to learn. But I have a decent camera and I really enjoy…

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Returning to my bookworm ways

Returning to my bookworm ways

I used to read anything and everything. I always had a book going. Then, I went to college, and I had to read so much for classes that I didn’t really want to read also for fun. Then I graduated and… along came the internet. And Twitter. And Facebook. And I started having babies. And slowly but surely, the number of books I read sank to about… zero. Perhaps I would get through one or two every year, but more…

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