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Take These Three Days Off

Hello Dear Reader, With school starting soon, I’m thinking about schedules. Gramps and I are only impacted by back-to-school because we sometimes help with carpools or homeschools. Even so, schedules become important. So, here are three days I think we should...

It’s Okay to Rest

Our house is dark and cozy as rain pours outside. I’m imagining all the items I could mark off my to-do list. Clean out my file drawers. Shed those old bank records. Organize the storage closet under the stairs. Start the next newsletter column. Write a chapter...
How Are You Doing?

How Are You Doing?

Our part of the world has been in a drought this year and probably a year or two before. Which is amazing since we had historic flooding in 2019. The weather is like that. It changes. Life is like that, too. Somedays we are riding high like a surfer at the beach. On...
Not a Fan of Summer

Not a Fan of Summer

Are you one of those people who love summer? Do you dream of poolside lounge chairs or long afternoons at the beach? If so, I do not understand you. I can be your friend, but I don’t get you. From an early age, I discovered a strong dislike for things like...

Remembering D-Day

  I always post on this date something like the title above. “Remember D-Day.” But most of us can’t remember it. We weren’t born yet. Instead, we mark it. We honor it. We read about it, talk about it, study it, or even watch movies about...
Less Stuff, More Life

Less Stuff, More Life

One year ago this month, we held a public auction and sold most of our earthly goods. The pandemic taught us we didn’t want to grow old living so far from our children and grandchildren. Since the majority of them live in Nebraska, we pulled up stakes and...