Heaven On Earth

December 14, 2014 — 19 Comments

 Just to let everyone know that the Christmas Countdown has begun. This fine-looking couple (and their equally fine-looking son) will land at the Norfolk airport Friday at 8 p.m. for a ten-day visit. Hooray!

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Baths and Dads

December 12, 2014 — 21 Comments

Just wanted to check in briefly to say hello and to apologize for the dearth of posts this week.  

Everything is okay here–we just had some unexpected events and scheduling complexities to work around this week in addition to the three of us all dealing with a variety of ailments and illnesses.

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Last Tuesday afternoon I discovered that the company I wanted to order photo Christmas cards from had a big sale ending at midnight. But alas, I had no family photo to put on said photo cards.  And what good is a family photo card without a family photo?

And so I went into full-fledged Missing Family Photo Panic Mode.  (Don’t try this at home.)

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Selfies and Jollification

December 5, 2014 — 11 Comments

I am not one to take a lot of selfies but every once in a while, I give into the temptation just so that I can feel like I am “with it.”  (With what, I don’t know.)

From careful observation, it seems to me that most selfies are taken in the car and usually, the person who is the star of the selfie is not supposed to smile very much.

So. This little bitty smile is probably a bit too much.

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For the fourth Thanksgiving in a row, our family hosted the men of Dare Challenge, a local faith-based drug and alcohol rehab center. Here are a few photos of the merriment.

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Tomorrow we will once again host the men of Dare Challenge for Thanksgiving at our home along with a couple of people from church.That means that for the next thirty-six hours or so, I will be running around like a crazy woman so I thought I’d better check in with you today while I still have a spare moment or two.

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So there I was one sunny afternoon, just minding my own personal business. 
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The Infirm Intimidator

November 20, 2014 — 12 Comments

If you need a smile today, or if you are laid out on the proverbial grass with pains in your body or aches in your soul, take heart. There may be more “oomph” left in you than you even know.  It’s a lesson that Snowy taught us so well.

For some reason, I have been thinking about that beloved, dearly departed rapscallion today and thinking about him made me think about this post, which is one of my favorites. 

I hope it makes you smile . . .

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