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Spectacular October sunrise

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This morning my husband called from work, just as the sun was rising, and asked if I had taken a look outside.  He told me to check out the western sky, which I did and it was mystical looking.  While I was still on the phone with him, my daughter looked to the east and called out for me to hurry to the kitchen windows to look outside. The eastern sky was even more mystical and beautiful looking than the west.  We ran outside in our pajamas and found that in every direction we looked there was something spectacular to...

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I Love New York

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I have to say this-- though I never would have thought I would--I love New York.

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Grateful for the Vessel and the Stand

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One of the most beautiful things I have learned along the way is that, to be grateful is to love, and that without love an understanding of gratitude cannot be enveloped within myself.

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Isn't that something ...

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I remember so crisply the moment when I was sitting out back on the stoop the day after we arrived "home" following our cross-country honeymoon drive and watched as my new husband circled the barn on his tractor and saying in somewhat stupefied* wonder, "I live on a farm. I live on a farm, and my husband drives a tractor."

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Pumpkin seeds and tea cups

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When my children were babies my parents tried to tell me how very different it is to be grandparents as opposed to being parents. I did my best to understand what they meant, but I realize now that I needed to be a grandparent myself to actually get it. So, Dad and Mom ... I get it now. [FYI: New knitting content was posted at The Knitting Blog 20 May 09.] My daughter and I lived with my parents when she was born, and we lived with them for her first two years. Today my daughter and her daughter live...

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