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Two delicious cookie recipes

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Tommorow my parents arrive late in the afternooon ... preparations are still under way. Yesterday we finished getting the sitting area by the fireplace ready for the holiday. It is in a part of the house that has not been remodelled or restored, and so was a bit rough around the edges. Transforming it into a cozy place for visiting was enjoyable, not very difficult, and didn't cost anything. With a bit of imagination, rearranging a few pieces of furniture, and placing several inexpensive tea and votive candles here and there the area took on a new life. Now an...

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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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Mistakes and whims

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Last night we went to visit my husband's mother at the place where she stays. I have written of her before: she has Alzheimer's and lives in a very lovely assisted living facility about an hour from our farm. She is very sweet and loving. I enjoy our visits with her because, while she might not have current memory that lasts more than a little while, she does remember much of her younger life including the time when my husband was a little boy. Side Bar: This morning I published the pattern for the new knitted gift bag I mentioned...

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Cup o' Joe?

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Would you sit and have a cup o' Joe with me? As people read my blog and some leave comments for me, I have begun to feel as if there is this cirlce of friends ... new friends ... who are gathering 'round. I began feeling this weekend that I would love it if we could all get together now and then with a cup of coffee and maybe our knitting projects and just have a knit and a chat together. Well, maybe we can do that virtually ... so how about it, you in? I finished my fingerless gloves...

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Hugs and Kisses Aran Stocking Complete

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Green. My world is filled with green. I come from a place where we had about two days of green each year (Los Angeles) and I find myself in a place so lush and rich with water and soil nutrients that even the brown is green. Each day we have some beautiful sunshine with blue skies and puffy clouds skittering along followed, at some time day or night, by rain. This morning it rained early, but now the sun is shinning and reflecting off of the sweet water on the streets, on the lawn, and on the corn field. Our...

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