Category: thankful

Red Pants

I just want to stay put and listen to the birds, but I have to go. There are things to do and moving on to get moving. I have always felt my life was a bit hectic. I’m never quite ready. Never that final spray of perfume. I’m more of a jumbled one-shoe-still-off-on-my-way-out-the-door sort of…

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Pack

  I turned ten years old on July 3rd. Well, not really. I started my blog ten years ago. I don’t like numbers. Their restrictions go past high school algebra into the mindset of our culture. Numbers can make us feel falsely badass or tragically small. I guess that alone explains why July 3rd came…

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Blue Morning Coat

This morning’s hike was a gift. It’s starting to get warmer here in the desert.  We are already into the 80s and the 90s are mere days away.  It’s the trade off for our wonderful winter.  Yucky hot summers.  I’ve been anticipating, taking all things that can melt out to my car in preparation. Summer is…

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Sock Puppets

When did socks start having a left and a right?  More importantly, why do I feel like it’s wrong to put an R on my left foot and vise versa? It’s the day before Thanksgiving.  No, I am not in the holiday spirit, so stop smiling, stop playing Christmas music before it’s even Thanksgiving, and…

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Book Sleeve

I love my Nook. It’s easy to use and colorful.  All my little book images are alphabetical.  I can search.  It’s a wonderful yippee piece of technology, but there are certain books I still buy in hard cover or paperback.  I just have to. I’ve been know to read a book on my Nook and…

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Mohair Coat

It’s only money if you have it.  The same holds true for hair. It seems easier to give when money abounds.  If I’m not worried about paying for groceries or my electricity being shut off, I’m more willing to share, donate, or give money to someone in need. If, however, I hit a point where…

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Trunks

You know when trees arc over a street and join at the top like interlaced hands?  When they create a canopy and the street turns into a sort of tree tunnel, but with sparkly peek a boo leaves above? I like that. Trees endure, change with the elements or things we humans put in their…

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Appropriate Attire

I think I’m a bit of a thank you whore. Well, maybe whore is a harsh word, but I say, “thank you” a lot and I’m wondering why it feels so shallow lately.  I should be more selective and authentic in my dispensing of gratitude.  It’s possible I have cheapened the phrase. I instinctively tack…

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Shoulder Pads

Are you getting excited for the holidays? I cringe at this question because it’s asked earlier and earlier ever year.  I’m usually not ready, not even in the ballpark of a holiday mood.  That cringe starts a wave of self reflection… Why aren’t I excited?  What’s wrong with me?  Maybe I’m not really happy, maybe…

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