Monthly Archives: December 2009

New Blog!

Blogger was giving me FITS, so after months of threatening to do it-I moved. Welcome to our new site!  Of course, in true Brenda style, I didn’t plan this change. Just grew frustrated and did it, one week after ordering Christmas … Continue reading

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black painted doors and other changes…

I tend to do things “since I’m at it”. It’s a snowball effect, and one small project can start a whole days worth of work. Chaotic at the time, but effective! For example, last Wednesday I had the white semi-gloss out to paint the … Continue reading

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new pantry is complete.

The water heater is outside and now encased in an insulated wooden box. Of course, the first 24 hours it was outdoors we had a big freeze and John had to thaw the pipes out! However, they didn’t burst and … Continue reading

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a favorite poem

Leisure W. H. Davies What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare? No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when … Continue reading

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wordless Wednesday-Sam, 2007

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It’s A Christmas Miracle!

you see, I am getting something I have always, always wanted. This is one of the blessings of getting older–I have learned how great it is to not get everything you long for, right off the bat. (I know. I … Continue reading

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one more poem.

For A Five-Year-Old by Fleur Adcock A snail is climbing up the the window-sill into your room, after a night of rain. You call me in to see, and I explain that it would be unkind to leave it there: … Continue reading

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