Monthly Archives: May 2007

Spring Flush!

The Squire, the dark red Austin English rose, oversees a bevy of other Austin roses on the north side of the back yard. Tuscan Sun is a floribunda I put in last year. It is standing over Golden Celebration (a … Continue reading

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update from the visit

We had a great day yesterday. We did go up to Paducah to that festival. The funnest thing was poking around in the art galleries. They did have artists’ booths on the street, but it was really more fun to … Continue reading

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Sight-seeing in Our Town

Scott’s step-dad and mom are visiting here.  Taking out-of-town guests around to see the sights here is a tricky business, it requires imagination.  If you have out of town visitors in San Diego, for example, you take them to the … Continue reading

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A Picture of Worship

John Gregg, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, from his Charge to the Clergy, 1867: Full is the theory of our public worship: a sacred day, the Sabbath bell, the house of prayer, the gathering people, the mingled multitude of … Continue reading

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Perfect Weekend

You’d think we had imported some perfect Southern California weather specially for this weekend–the first weekend of summer vacation.  It feels wonderful:  friendly and familiar, full of optimism and possibilities. Friday after school, Dan put away his backpack and threw … Continue reading

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It Will Soon Be This Person’s Birthday!

My beloved husband turns 49 for the first time on Monday!

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Baby visits

We are receiving another visit from the baby who stays overnight with us sometimes.  He spent the night last night, too.  He’s about 5 months old, very good-natured and can roll over and loves to stand (while you hold him) … Continue reading

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Loaded with Buds

The roses are loaded with buds. I’m impressed at how well they came back. I was well and truly depressed after that unseasonable deep freeze. And now look at them! I would not have guessed that the bushes could set … Continue reading

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Those Episcopalians – Our Episcopalians?

Well, we have been attending an Episcopal church lately. The church we are attending is small and beautiful and worship-oriented. It is centered on Jesus Christ. Worshiping with them in the liturgical tradition has been very helpful and meaningful for … Continue reading

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School’s Almost Out

How hard it is to believe that the end of the school year is nearly here.  Even D16 agrees the year seemed to go by really fast.  And after this he has just two more years of high school.  We … Continue reading

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Brigadoon

Here is the beautiful open bloom of the bud that unfurled on Mother’s Day: Brigadoon. We had a lovely dinner of tilapia and asparagus last night.  Then a 5 month old baby came to visit and spend the night.  This … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

It has been a wonderful Mother’s Day. After church, Scott grilled boneless ribs and made a wonderful salad. The day was gorgeous, so we sat out in the backyard and ate and talked. D16 had gotten me a wonderful, humorous … Continue reading

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Being Home and Having Time

Now that my two older kids are grown and D16 is in school, I do often wonder what’s next for me? Should I get a job? Should I go back to school? There is another role for women like me … Continue reading

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Garden Notebook: May 1

The recent warm weather has spurred lots of new growth on the roses, crape myrtle and even the poor hydrangeas have some new growth down near the ground.  Several of the roses have some new buds–not like before, but now … Continue reading

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