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I live on a farm ... — snow

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Eight is my lucky number. Some number of years ago I rolled a lucky double eight and out I popped ... born to two very sweet dear people who I have come to know as "Dad and Mom". Lucky me, for many reasons but most especially because that Dad and Mom are my Dad and Mom. They are my lucky double eights. Today is my birthday, and I have looked forward to this birthday in particular for quite a long time. I have patiently circled the sun some 51 times looking forward to the arrival of this, my luckiest day...

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Using a bit of imagination

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A couple of weekends ago my husband and I drove down south of our place, and down a ways south of Buffalo to a little town called Brocton, near the shore of Lake Erie. A couple of days before our drive there had been a nice snow fall in Western New York, and with below freezing temperatures for a few days afterwards the snow was still on the ground all across the lovely countryside. In fact, there had been no wind to speak of so the snow still clung to the branches of trees which created quite a winter wonderland...

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I said I would, so here I am

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Yes, I said on Wednesday that I would write more this week, so here I am to keep that appointment. Have a cuppa with me? I am on a mission to publish my first knitting book by the end of this summer. It will be a book of hand knit Christmas Stocking patterns, the firefly way. It is an ambitious mission because I do have writing clients I must attend to, my fine art paintings to continue creating, and my husband, daughter, and dog to continue to attend to as needed here at home. I must design and knit one...

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Hello geese

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They come to enjoy the cold, crisp water of our river, to feast on wheat and corn in our fields, to commune with nature in company with their loved ones. The annual rendezvous has begun. Excited chattering late night and early morning, energetic in-flight organizational meetings occur overhead throughout the day. Huge impromptu breakfast, lunch, and dinner meetings are held in various locations nearby ... changing every day for reasons of security. Yes, the Canadians are among us and above us. Welcome friends as always. Gotta love the geese. I will write more tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday. ~firefly

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Bye bye snow

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bye bye snow bye bye happiness hello emptiness i think i'm gonna cry bye bye my snow bye bye

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