The View from My Porch


The building we live in is not beautiful. It has a print shop on one side and our apartment on the other side. But it’s got the cutest little ramshackle front porch at the print shop entry that I have claimed as my own. It reminds me of an old-fashioned…

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Small Town Living


We’ve been back in north Idaho for just over 2 weeks now and I have to say small town living agrees with me. Interestingly, we have moved back into an apartment we lived in 10 years ago, and I am actually enjoying it more this time around. It was recently…

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Currently – June


planning: where to put everything and how to organize the apartment we just moved into enjoying: the more laid-back life-style of small-town Idaho as opposed to the “big city” feel of Denver buying: appliances… the apartment needed a fridge, stove, washer, and dryer. We were able to find a damaged model of a…

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One Sentence a Day – May


The “One Sentence a Day” meme is an idea I got from my friend, Sheila, at Making the Most of Every Day. She and several others had a link-up last month and will be doing another on June 2. I wanted to go ahead and post mine for May now,…

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When you do a thing for years it becomes hard to imagine ever not doing that thing. Today was my last day of work with Sonlight Curriculum. For the first time in over 16 years I am not employed by or under contract to Sonlight. I’m having a hard time…

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A New Chapter


Life is always an adventure. Just when I think I have everything figured out, I realize I don’t. But that’s okay. I’m happy to let God be the boss. After almost 2-and-a-half years in the Denver metro area, we sense God leading us back to Idaho. There are many things…

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Reading Challenge Update


Here is this month’s update on my progress with the 2016 Reading Challenge. You’ll notice that when I find an author I enjoy, I tend to read several of their books before moving on to someone else. A book with a theological viewpoint you disagree with: Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell…

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Along the Way


This past weekend Lyle and I made a quick trip to Kansas. And while I consider that drive (between Denver and Wichita) to be one of the most unscenic areas of the country, we did manage to find a few interesting things along the way.On Saturday afternoon my niece, Kendra, and…

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The Evolution of Making Socks


I learned to crochet and knit when I was a little girl. Sewing and embroidery, too, but this post is about knitting. My mother showed me how to knit when I was probably 10 or 12, but crocheting seemed easier to me since it only involved one hook and one…

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Free Kindle Books


Disclosure: This post does include some affiliate links to Amazon, but other than that, it is not a sponsored post. I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy my Kindle. There is definitely something to be said for the touch and feel of a good old-fashioned printed paper book. However, having…

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