Coffee Break

Suzanne Family, grandparenting, Simple joys, Simple Living, Thoroughly Modern Mimi, Uncategorized, wisdom 0 Comments

  This is a favorite and oft-requested repost. It’s a good reminder, each year!     As my family has expanded through marriage and grandchildren, we knew we had to simplify gift giving. I came across this Victorian guideline and have used it, very successfully, for the last couple of years. Oh . . . how I wish I had …

Coffee Break

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Each Thanksgiving, I think back on this story of my dad. He was sliding into mid-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. AD is a terrible way to die, long and wearying. But one thing I did learn through the experience: a sense of humor is a gift that makes much of life bearable! Blessings to you on Thanksgiving Day. Remember to …

Photo Caption Contest: Waiting for your Wit

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Last week’s caption winner is Nancy Leubke, for her “Mowing for your health.” It was a tough choice because there were a lot of “Amish Riding Lawnmower” comments…and that is FUNNY, too! You’re all so good at this! Nancy, email me and I’ll pop a book in the mail to you. Here’s this week’s oh-so-timely photo (took it myself…just down …

Coffee Break

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How are you handling this week’s news? Sunday’s news of the Texas church shooting has left my heart heavy…for so many reasons. Sorrow and sadness for that community, wondering about the effect on all our churches. One friend told me that this incidence shook her faith in God. Where was God? she asked. Why couldn’t He stop it from happening? There’s …

Coffee Break

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On Monday afternoon, I attended the funeral of a lovely 80-year-old woman named Nella, who died very suddenly in her home last week. I arrived a tiny bit late, straight from a dentist appointment, and slipped into the packed church. Here’s what struck me as I walked into the sanctuary: the joy! the laughter! the good grief (to quote our …

Photo Caption Contest: Waiting for your Wit

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I’ve been away from the computer for a while with some family business (see Wednesday’s post), but I hope to be more regular now. I’ve missed it! Here’s a pix for you to caption, below in a comment. Best caption will receive a signed book! This pix was taken in my backyard. Have fun!

Coffee Break

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October is whooshing by! I’ve been AWOL for a while. A family member had a major surgery and I served as a combination of Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy and Mary Poppins during her recovery. It was a busy couple of weeks (understatement!) and I’m glad I could be available. For energy and stamina, I relied on a piece of Scripture …

Friday’s Photo Caption Contest: Waiting for your Wit

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Hope you all had a good week! Mine was like Mother Nature’s week…a little dramatic! Glad it’s Friday-kind-of-a-week, though I am praying for safety for all Floridians. Last week’s caption contest winner goes to Jo M, for “Decoy!” Email me, Jo M, and I’ll pop a book in the mail to you. Here’s this week’s photo: (Those ears!)  

Friday’s Photo Caption Contest: Waiting for your Wit

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Last week’s winner was Dora Wagner, for her “Waiting for the Great Pumpkin” caption. So funny! Dora, email me with your address and I’ll pop a signed book in the mail to you. As September begins, I thought an autumn-y picture might help cool us down. Supposed to be 111 degrees in my neck of the woods. Surreal! Hope it’s …