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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Spring Blizzard


We’ve been enjoying lovely spring weather. It was such a pretty day on Tuesday–with temps in the low 70s–that I decided to eat my lunch on the deck. Rebecca fixed me a grilled-cheese sandwich. “Don’t you want to take a picture of your lunch, Mom?” she asked. Of course I…

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Blessings in March


Through the winter I lapsed on counting my blessings for the Joy Dare challenge I am participating in. Rather than picking up where I left off, I’ll just start with the March challenge. March 1. 3 Gifts at 3pm Popcorn and Coke Zero My work day is almost done Afternoon sunshine…

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Treasured Linens


  Several years ago when I inherited my grandparents’ bedroom suite, I chose to go with a “romantic prairie” theme for my bedroom decor. The house we live in now does not have the warm knotty-pine walls we had in our house in Idaho, but I still like that look…

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Currently Reading


I’m making good progress on the 2016 reading challenge I started in January. However, I have abandoned the idea of trying to read the books in the order listed. I’m not even sticking to one group at a time. Basically, I’m back to reading whatever I want, then trying to…

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