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About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

    I’m still working on Ukrainian Easter Eggs.  I’m so happy to be able to make them.  I still have difficulty getting a good photo of the eggs, though.  This is one of this year’s eggs, a design of … Continue reading

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My Mistake!

I do enjoy a good laugh, especially when it’s laughing at myself. Here is what happened last evening. Now that it’s daylight longer in the evening, I can drive to church for the 6 o’clock service and get home again … Continue reading

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Enigma Makes Herself at Home

Enigma, so named because she is such a puzzle to me, –where she came from, and why she needed to live on my porch, is really an outdoor cat but I brought her indoors during the weeks when the temperatures … Continue reading

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Thinning the herd

I’ve been collecting elephant figurines for a good many years.  I have more elephants than I put on display now.  I know it is time to start downsizing.  I have started giving some of my elephants away.  I think it … Continue reading

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Comfort on the Couch

This is TommyCat resting on the couch in the living room.  TommyCat isn’t a feral cat but he prefers to live outdoors. I got him into the house during the time the snow was deep and the temperature was below … Continue reading

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Words Sometimes Get Tangled

Sports news this morning is about a strange thing that Michael Jordan said yesterday.  Meaning to inspire his audience, he said about the future, “The ceiling is the roof.”  What did he really mean?  We do understand what he was … Continue reading

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First Snowfall of the Winter Season

We got a LOT of snow in our first snowfall of the winter season.  It snowed, heavy snowfall, three days in a row.  It was well over two feet of snow by the time it let up.  This is my … Continue reading

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Cozy

There is something about a queenly cat on a beautiful bed quilt that says cozy to me.  This cat lived with my son and daughter-in-law some years ago.  I liked seeing the cat, whose name escapes me, it may have … Continue reading

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At the Personal Care Home

This is the corridor at the personal care home where my friend is a resident.  Last week a good many of the residents there had flu and I took the warning seriously and did not visit while flu was a … Continue reading

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I was without Internet connection from some time last evening until almost 10 this morning.  My cleaning lady came to work today and you might know how it is, –a person tidies up before the cleaning lady arrives, so that … Continue reading

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