Monthly Archives: March 2012

anne lamott

Portland is only a mere half hour away from Newberg, but I rarely take advantage of what the city offers. So I didn’t know until my friend Deborah texted me that my good friend and author Anne Lamott was coming … Continue reading

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walt and lisa

A year ago, I wrote several posts about our visit with my brother in Jacksonville, Florida—his fleet of cars, our many trips to Panera Bread because he doesn’t have Internet, the Shrimp Buster at Barnacle Bill’s in St. Augustine, and … Continue reading

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just let god do his thing

Remember when I bragged about keeping a plant alive an entire year? How I hovered over that thing, making sure it had the right light and the right water and the right fertilizer? Mauri was wandering around the backyard this … Continue reading

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will @ 5 weeks

When Linsey texted me this darling pic of Will and his daddy taking their Sunday afternoon siesta, I ran for the Macy photo albums for a matching pic of Pete and his daddy in the same pose. To my surprise, … Continue reading

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take a picture…quick!

A year ago on the 18th, our family and friends gathered to honor the life of Mauri’s dad, Mahlon. For the service, the church staff sent us a plant to show their care. A plant…with leaves and roots and dirt. … Continue reading

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more links

I haven’t shared links in a while. There’s so much stuff out there. But here are a few I found exceptional. • Try to be patient while it loads. Then when “he” stops running, put your cursor about an inch … Continue reading

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One of Ben’s Facebook friends just posted this pic of him. I didn’t know until seeing this that he was growing locks. I imagine it’s because he’s recovering from knee repair surgery. He’s several weeks out from the repair of … Continue reading

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i can’t keep everything

I have plenty of historic stuff already, stuff inherited or stuff from my childhood, yet I keep saying yes when offered more stuff. Last week, thanks to the generosity of my cousin “HK,” I added a couple of quilts, photos, … Continue reading

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party time

We get invited to our grandkids’ birthday parties in Philadelphia and Phoenix but the long drive usually prevents our attendance. That makes today a red-letter day for party participation! Sage turned one today and we got to say Yes to … Continue reading

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