Water on the Rocks

With their 2-for-$20 menu Applebee’s is a pretty reasonable place to go for a date night dinner. The overly-enthusiastic 20-something waiter tried to be both helpful and entertaining. “What can I get you to drink this lovely evening?” he asked. “A margarita? A strawberry lemonade? Water on the rocks?” I…

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Why Do I Blog?

Those of you who have been following my blog for awhile have probably noticed that I’ve been doing some updating lately. The most obvious is that I’ve moved from Blogger to my own domain. That has been a learning curve in and of itself. My site layout is not yet…

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Our History Scrapbook

When Rebecca was studying American history in middle school, we created an extensive American history scrapbook. We filled a large binder with blank 3-hole-drilled paper and then labeled each page with a year in the upper right corner. We inserted dividers between the centuries. I used a variety of resources for…

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Fun Fibers for Crochet

My friend, Sheila, said I need to post more about my crocheting. I guess it’s just so much a part of me that I don’t think about it much. I always have several works-in-progress and I crochet at least a little practically every day. I mentioned a few weeks ago…

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Book-Learnin’

It truly baffles me when parents say things like, “My 5-year-old is reading at a third grade level. He would just be so bored with the first grade level books.” Apparently they haven’t thought through what that actually means: that once a person has reached a certain level of reading…

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To Stand

I’m discouraged and weary. Bordering on depression. Honestly, our second year in Colorado so far has been worse than the first, at least for me. I struggle with wondering why are we here? As I try to work through these thoughts it occurs to me that no matter where we…

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Vintage Lace

Vintage linens fascinate me, and while doilies aren’t currently in vogue, I couldn’t pass up a stack I found at a thrift store last week. They were all approximately the same size, 6 or 8 inches across, but in a variety of different laces. A few years ago Lyle printed…

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Worth Pinning

I’ll admit it. I kinda go crazy re-pinning when I have a few minutes to spend on Pinterest. If you follow me there, you’ve probably noticed that about me. It’s such a great way to organize ideas I come across so that I can find them when I want them…

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We are Ezells

Those of you who are into literature are probably aware of the hubbub and controversy about the release of the sequel to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird this summer. I blogged about it a little bit a few weeks ago. It was a rambling post in which I mentioned:…

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