Category Archives: life’s happenings

Wildflower Walk

Barney knew the woods as a book and he taught their lore and craft to Valancy. Valancy learned the different fairy-likenesses of the mosses–the charm and exquisiteness of woodland blossoms. She learned to know every bird at sight and mimic … Continue reading

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Soaking in the Sun

For the past few months, my early afternoon routine has consisted of soaking in the sunshine whenever possible. When I arrive home from work, my feline always runs up to greet me. He impatiently waits with his nose to the back door … Continue reading

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The Gift I Wouldn’t Have Picked

Josh: You’ll never guess what I got you for your birthday! (big grin) Me: You’re right. I give up. Can I just have it? (I’m quite curious by now) Josh goes to the basement where he’s hidden it for months … Continue reading

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A Respectable Bird

“The turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America… He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of … Continue reading

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Cherry Adventure

Last night, Josh and I took our usual walk around our neighborhood. While strolling down one of the streets, we suddenly noticed….. a cherry tree! The tree was loaded with cherries, and popping one into our mouths, we quickly realized … Continue reading

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Heritage Hill Tour of Homes

Saturday’s Outing: mode of transportation: bicycles location: area in Grand Rapids called Heritage Hill main activity: touring six different 19th century homes side activity: admiring the many gorgeous Victorian homes in the area while exploring the neighborhood conditions: very relaxing, sunny and … Continue reading

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The Little Engine that Could….Organize!

Sometimes I’m like the little engine that could. I start off slowly, keep going slowly, and finish slowly. At least, I hope I do eventually finish! You see, in 2014 I had the lofty goal to purge, organize, finish, and … Continue reading

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