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Welcome 2018! Happy New Year

Welcome 2018! Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!!! Optimism. Hope. That is the great gift of the new year. All the injustices of the past can be rectified with the promise of 365 brand new days. We devote ourselves, with maybe more thought and energy than any other time of the year, to...

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Christmas Barbados and North Dakota

Christmas Barbados and North Dakota

I love Christmas. I love shopping for other people, decorating, Christmas carols - the whole nine yards. This Christmas I find myself thinking a lot about my Grandmother. As a child I'd often spend lots of time during Christmas Holidays in my Grandmother's home. I...

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Thanksgiving, Birthdays and Holiday Musings 2017

Thanksgiving, Birthdays and Holiday Musings 2017

Hey all! We hope your thanksgiving was excellent. Ours certainly was. I worked until Wednesday and had Thursday, Friday and the weekend off which I was grateful for.  My mother-in-law did all the cooking this year, which was a big undertaking (but she didn't do it all...

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Let’s catch up! November 2017

Let’s catch up! November 2017

It's November and I can hardly believe it. Well, that is until I see all the snow outside ... then I remember. I hope it's been a good November so far, for all of you.  It's been cold here and we have been very busy. Let's catch up on what's been going on here since...

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Summer Days 2017

Summer Days 2017

We started the summer once again with  the Pekin Days Art Show.  This year was just as wonderful as ever. Another one of the summer undertakings was our garden. We love having Little J in the garden at least long enough to know where his food comes from. Hope he’s learning.

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Warming Up to Change

Warming Up to Change

The grass is beginning to take on that lovely green hue. Canadian Geese and Snow Geese are making their way to our fields. It's warming up some and we are all getting outdoors more. Things are changing in our lives too. For one I have changed occupations. I enjoyed...

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Paper Organization Series Part 1

I started out by straightening my office. Not cleaning my office mind you. Things just got grouped together and I got surfaces cleaned. My approach to cleaning a room is usually to start in a corner and clean one small area at a time.  This method helps me avoid...

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