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StarrySkyRanch
England
Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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"I will never do anything with haste or agitation." "This was the constant prayer of St. Teresa Margaret who in the midst of a surprising amount of activity, always maintained 'a peaceful, calm attitude, which showed her perfect self-control in... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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Did you hear that? That was my life changing. It happened with so little transition it was like Forrest Gump running, running, running, across the country and then he just decides to be done. That's what happened with me and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
Dessi is sending my copy. Can't wait!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Roses in the Snow! at Pondered In My Heart
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"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places..." Camille Pisarro Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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This vintage ironing board was a long-ago find which has lingered some time in the "has potential" bin due to a split in one of the legs. Abbie caught sight of it a couple weeks ago and begged and begged... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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It has been a productive couple days thanks to my family. My husband took off yesterday so I could do some shopping. Alannah rode along and we made a day of it. We found some lovely clothes for Tess which... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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It might seem silly to some, this decking of halls when the moving trucks will be here in several weeks now. It was however exactly the right thing to do this weekend. In the midst of so much uncertainty and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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This glimpse of my girls peaceful play made me pause and think about my devotions the other day: "God's will is also marked out for me by the circumstances of my life, whether important or not, down the smallest detail,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Thanksgiving weekend was full of family and I haven't found my way back here to recording til now. Our son flew in from Germany. It's a huge novelty to us that any of them can be here in a couple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
You just make me smile and smile. Happy thanksgiving and beyond!
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“November is usually such a disagreeable month...as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully...just like a stately old lady... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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We decided to be proactive and make some things ahead this year. You know, instead of waking at dawn and killing myself for 6 or 7 hrs straight before we graciously dine in thanksgiving. I realize to most normal people... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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This time of year the outside of our house looks a lot like the inside of the house. quote in print here banner printable here Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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“For whereas speaking distracts, silence and work collect the thoughts and strengthen the spirit. As soon therefore as a person understands what has been said to him for his good, there is not further need to hear or to discuss;... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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So many stories to tell. Don't mind if I just jump right in and insert this one wildly out of chronological order, do you? So that trip to Dartmoor a couple months ago was a huge bucket list check mark... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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There has been precious little outside walking happening in recent weeks between rain and schedule. I stepped out for a bit after it let up to soak up the smell of wet earth and run my hands along the cold... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Long stewing chicken soup, a staple for these damp November days. This pot with chunks of leftover butternut squash. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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When I was one, I had just begun. When I was two, I was nearly new. When I was three, I was hardly me. When I was four, I was not much more. When I was five, I was just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"What are you doing?" The new cashier looked puzzled as her trainer walked over to the register and stuffed handfuls of leftover Halloween candy stock into my grocery bags. "It's ok," she replies, "I KNOW her! She's got kids! LOTS... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Big thoughts and big news have taken all our waking hours lately. Come evening I sit down here and mean to share it all and then.....nothing. I am all thought out by then. There seems to be too much to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Moira hosted a birthday party for a friend of hers the other night. I learned so much just watching her friend's mom set up at our place. Such a talent she has for awesome party decor. I took notes and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Does anyone else immediately break into song when they see wash on the line? Perhaps I have lived with tiny people so long I can't help myself. Perhaps during particularly busy seasons it is the simple daily routines I long... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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One of the most moving visits we made in Rome was to a portion of the Vatican museum which held the earliest Christian artifacts. The sarcophagi were decorated with biblical symbols from the Old and New Testaments and engraved with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. ~Robert Brault It has been a delightful, if incredibly full several days preparing for and celebrating All Hallow's Eve. We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch