The lost day

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Texture by Kim Klassen: Lily, soft light 100% Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. ~Unknown There is a reason women have chil­dren when they’re younger than their mid 50s. Yesterday was the day from you know where. I’m not sure when it descended into the black hole of chaos, but once it started speeding down­hill, there was no stop­ping it. Twix is 5 months old; let me read more…

Pondering a major paradigm shift

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I have a Canon Rebel EOS. I’ve had it since 2008 and it’s served me very well. My tween days began with a Kodak Instamatic camera that took 110 film. In high school, I grad­u­ated to my dad’s Pentax manual SLR and thought I’d hit the big leagues. I used it all through col­lege and beyond. A few years after Entrepreneur and I got mar­ried, I bought my own Minolta SLR…still a film camera and com­pletely manual. It took me to Hawaii, Mexico, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. let me read more…

Summer’s Schizophrenia

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Texture by Kim Klassen: Cora 50% soft light. We’ve had a strange summer so far. Just when I think the stereo­typ­ical middle Missouri summer is here…hot, humid and drought dry with triple digit temps….I find I’m turning off the A/C and opening the win­dows. I’m not really com­plaining, but we did pur­chase a pool mem­ber­ship this year for the grand­babykins and I’m sure we’ve lost money on it so far. Twix has been enjoying her mid-morning bottle on the patio almost every day. let me read more…

When we least expect it

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When we least expect it, life sets us a chal­lenge to test our courage and will­ing­ness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pre­tending that nothing has hap­pened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The chal­lenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our des­tiny. ~Paulo Coelho Are you at a cross­roads in life? Maybe let me read more…

Z is for Zacharias


You’re joking, right? Says Zacharias with a hearty laugh. Now, you may think he is responding to a joke….but it’s any­thing but a joke. Zacharias is one of the temple priests in Jerusalem. As one of 7,000 priests, he travels to Jerusalem a few times a year and takes his turn living in the temple, car­rying out his priestly duties. One day, as he is burning incense in the inner chamber, the archangel, Gabriel appears beside the alter. Not really a common occur­rence while serving in the temple, so Zacharias is caught a bit let me read more…

A light in the darkness

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Texture by Kim Klassen; Way, 100% mul­tiply Faith shines brightest in the dark. ~Unknown It’s no secret we all have dark days. Days, weeks and even months of dis­ap­point­ments, frus­tra­tion and broken dreams. Why are some people able to shine through the dark­ness while others get con­sumed by the black abyss? Truly, it’s a ques­tion of who can sur­vive and who cannot. It’s a sur­vival of the fittest….and many times, that depends on a person’s spir­i­tual fit­ness. If you’re let me read more…

Friday Finds Five Months

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It’s been five months and Peanut hasn’t wanted to give her back yet. We con­sider this a plus. Twix is now offi­cially five months old. Starting out at three weeks pre­ma­ture, she has come a long way in these short five months. And I, for one, cannot believe how quickly it’s gone….and how much life has changed. One grand girl and Entrepreneur and I con­sid­ered our­selves for­tu­nate. Two grand girls and we’re def­i­nitely counting our bless­ings. To have them both under our let me read more…

Y is for YOU!

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In the beginning….God spoke to mankind. He used the pro­noun YOU in his first com­mu­ni­ca­tion with his human cre­ation. He made it per­sonal. So sets the tone for how the rela­tion­ship between God and us is sup­pose to be. Personal. Likewise, the New Testament ends with mankind’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion with God with the plea, Amen. Come Lord Jesus. Between the first and last pages of the Christian bible are poetry, sto­ries, his­tory and para­bles about YOU…about me…and our per­sonal rela­tion­ship let me read more…

June collage

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HA! July 1st and my June col­lage is fin­ished! I know most of you thought it wouldn’t happen until September, but here it is…. Texture by Kim Klassen: 0411 50% screen  There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Texture Twist and Life Through the Lens    I think you’d also like.….Friday Finds at the pumpkin fes­ti­valHow did we get here?And then he was gone936 oppor­tu­ni­tiesSpring and Peanutisms

June Photo Challenge: Vehicles

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Sooo, June’s chal­lenge over at PJ’s is Vehicles. Vehicles? One would need to actu­ally go some­where in order to suc­cess­fully com­plete this chal­lenge. And when you’re a Nana nanny that has a 5 year old and a 5 month old in tow, that doesn’t happen unless absolutely necessary….and then the last thing I have time to do is snap some pics. But here goes…… 1. The Investigator is wanting to go in a new direc­tion in the area of trans­porta­tion. After five years, she’s tired let me read more…