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    Lately.

    Here are just a few moments from recent days… These wild thistles that grow behind my house, next to a busy street, were a pretty spot in the overcast gloom today. I passed by Sabrina's room and got excited that she'll finally be home from school this Friday. I've missed my girl. I also miss my Bre, who left to…

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    It’s Good to Be Twelve.

    I remember turning twelve. It seemed so old compared to eleven… My sweet Joonbug celebrated her birthday yesterday by inviting over her Meems and Pops and having a cookout here at home. She loves birthdays, no matter whose they are, and we did our best to make hers as special as she makes others'. (If it's your birthday, just let…

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    A Fresh Look

    A couple of weeks ago I decided that I was tired of the green walls in my bedroom. So after trying out several swatches of different colors (everything from mustard to colonial blue), I decided to visit the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer, and finally found a color that I couldn't live without: Crystal Clear. Also known as NPI 511. Here's a…

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    Curio

    My great-grandparents' dining room suite is mine now, and I love every piece of it. Especially the tea cart, which houses my collection of Majesty magazines (given to me by my mother), and the china cabinet, which is used for everything but china. I love how comfortable the room feels at night when the little light inside the cabinet is…