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    Adventures in Marriage

    Sometimes being married means the woman tags along with her man to do manly kinds of things. Maybe that’s no longer politically correct in our gender-confused world, but that’s the way it is in our marriage, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. For example, I’ve never been a sports fan, but the other day Lyle was wishing he…

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    A Conversation with Laura

    A silly interview with my sweet daughter. “Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for my blog. Are you ready?” “I guess. It better not be stupid.” “Do you actually read my blog?” “Mmm. I binge read it.” “I understand you had a birthday recently.” “Yeah.” “How was that?” “Birthday-ish. There was cake involved.” “Do you like cake?” “I love…

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    December D’lights

    The first weekend of December we participated in our small town’s Christmas festival, called “December D’lights.” The fun started on Friday evening in one of the shopping centers on the highway, with hay rides throughout the evening, s’mores over an open fire, games and activities in some of the stores, and I’m not sure what else. We didn’t manage to…

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    Glazed Apple Cookies

    A favorite cookie recipe for fall… 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/3 cups brown sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup apple juice 1 cup chopped raw apples Beat sugar, shortening and egg, cream well. Add half dry ingredients and apples. Blend in juice. Add remaining flour…

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    A Moose in Our Neighborhood

    I like to keep tallies of wildlife we see when we are road trips. On our trip to southeastern Idaho this past weekend we saw a bighorn ram crossing the road in front of us. Lyle pulled over so I could take a picture, but it disappeared over the bank before I could get a shot of it. We also saw…

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    My Best Friend

    Today is our wedding anniversary… 31 years! Can you believe it? It definitely does not seem that long. Back in the summer my friend, Jan, tagged me in a Facebook “Love Your Spouse” challenge to post 7 pictures of Lyle and me. Since I pretty much only do Facebook through my blog, I told her I would try to work…

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    Small Town Trunk-or-Treat

    One of my responsibilities as office manager of the Rathdrum branch of Progressive Printing is to be involved in community events. When the Parks and Rec department announced that they were planning a family-friendly trunk-or-treat on Main Street, I decided that we could print up some coloring books to give out along with candy to advertise the print shop. We came…

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    A Georgia Story

    The seventh day of our virtual road trip takes us north from Florida to Georgia. It’s a good thing we aren’t on an actual road trip in that part of the country right now, what with Hurricane Matthew and all! I only remember being in Georgia a couple of times when I had a layover in the Atlanta airport. I…

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    One Sentence a Day – September

    A recap of September in one sentence a day… and a few pictures. Thursday, September 1. Lyle and I went to Home Depot to buy lumber for our trailer repairs. Friday, September 2. Went grocery shopping in the rain. Saturday, September 3. We worked on the floor in the trailer. Sunday, September 4. “Ask where the good way is, and walk…