Category Archives: Home Keeping

New

The dawning of a new day a is a gift that unwraps gradually. A new year is upon us, spread out like an enormous blank canvas…one that deserves some deep reflection before we start painting. For the first time, we took down our … Continue reading

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Soup and Prayer

We had a rugged week. My ninety five year old Mom, who we transplanted from Florida only two weeks ago, managed to catch a dreadfully deep wracking cough, challenging her already fragile body. It quickly became pneumonia. We scheduled a visit … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Recently, I’ve become aware of an excessive amount of stuff lurking in hidden crevices in my life. Pieces of a version of life long ago. A bill arrived recently for a storage unit we rent. I’d forgotten about this embarrassing … Continue reading

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Moving

The Gulf coast near Naples is a ghost town in August. Not a creature stirs, except an occasional turtle crossing the quiet thoroughfares to visit relatives on the other side. The roads remind me of a great big bowling alley … Continue reading

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Home Purging

I love the beginning of a new year. It reminds me of being a little girl on the first day of school, brimming with expectations for the year ahead, armed with perfectly sharp #2 pencils, a brand new notebook filled … Continue reading

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Christmas Light

I can’t remember a time when I’ve needed the lights of Christmas more than this December. Life has been especially challenging. The impact of the hurricane that blasted our region is still sorely felt. In our region, the devastation of … Continue reading

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Home Made Laundry Detergent

Today I stirred up something different. Once again my kitchen was a laboratory for something other than food prep. I am confessing right here and now, I actually like to do laundry. Clean, neatly folded, fragrant laundry, is one of … Continue reading

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The Goodness of Firemen

Christmas day there was a dreadful fire that stole peoples lives; children too. The adults were well intentioned. They were trying to keep up the fantasy of the Santa story for the little ones who were worried Santa might singe … Continue reading

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