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Split Pea Soup Tuesday

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Today is a perfect day to have Split Pea Soup for dinner -- it is cold and crisp outside with a beautiful blue sky and we still have snow on the ground. Even if you live someplace where it is balmy, Split Pea Soup would be a delicious choice for an evening meal. When I lived in California I tried making soup and was not very good at it. I did create a recipe for butternut squash soup that was a success with my son (designer and Etsy seller FlyingJunction) in particular, but other than that my soups tended to...

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Our place

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Saturday evening there was an unexpected show fall that brought us several inches of dry, powdery snow overnight. There was no wind during the night, so the snow was still blanketing the branches of the trees in the morning. I love waking up when it is still dark in the winter time and being surprised visually once the sun comes up with whatever might have happened overnight. Soon after day break the cloudy cover started clearing away, with golden sunshine breaking through here and there lighting up the trees, fields, river, and our barn most beautifully. It has been quite...

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Historic journeys

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We have been on vacation, and oh ... the things we have seen. Our primary mission was a visit with my mother's identical twin sister and her husband, down in North Carolina. My uncle's health has been slipping over the past year, and I wanted him to meet my husband while he is still living at home and able to participate in a visit. On the way south, we visited Colonial Williamsburg where we spent three nights and two full days. My husband had been there many years ago with his family and had always wanted to return. As for...

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Celebrate gratitude

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In the lifetime of a human being There are many things to be grateful for Too numerous perhaps to consider individually And yet In the open, roaring sea of my gratitude I see you; I am overcome Most of all When I consider you. Happy Thanksgiving ~ Celebrate Gratitude ~ To forward this peaceful message to a friend click here. Copyright © 2006 J.L. Fleckenstein ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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A matter of faith

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The first two squares for the Gracious Parcels 2006 project were hand-delivered to me last night by my husband. Winnie of The Buttons (my new nick name for her) made two in a pretty rust color. Winnie is moving away to be closer to her daughters in a couple of weeks, and yet she took the time to knit two squares ... what a sweet and dear woman she is. Several fellow bloggers have mentioned and linked to Gracious Parcels on their websites, and to each of you ... thank you so much. The help is very appreciated. This morning...

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