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Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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It's a story, short but sweet. Truly both. I was talking to a mom a couple weeks ago about my tendency to strike up conversations with strangers and to become engrossed in their stories. At a Christmas party a year... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
Mmmkay. Living room is ready to go. So I quick got pics before anyone messed it up again. It's a rare thing to photograph a room in this house with no people in it. You can see the dog wasn't... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
This was like, last week, right? Or not. Baby Moira whose neonatal nurse sang to her, "Moira, Moira, more-a beautiful than all the other babieeeess." (Hey, true story. I don't make the news, I just report it.) My girl who... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
It's been about... Remembering to leave time to scrape the windshield Passing out sweets sent home from mass by Josephine Goodbye hugs from our kiwi friends, now Brits, with promises to meet in the US next time Hauling worn out... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
So just when you think you are never reaching bottom, you turn a bend and there it is right beneath you. The reward and your's truly, all wild haired and old lady arm-ed, but hey, I was there and in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Without a doubt I will run out of time in England long before I run out of stories to tell. This was a good one. We found Clovelly late in the day and decided rather ambitiously to hike down its... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Or...what's Dave Ramsey got to do with cleaning my room? He came to mind as we are tackling a major whole house clean and purge. If you aren't familiar with Dave Ramsey's debt snowball method he recommends that you list... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Lovely as always. Will be on the hunt for the Chestry Oak. The Singing Tree was outstanding.
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Despite having been fairly conscientious throughout the holidays I have had autoimmunity rear its head this winter. Really dedicating myself to the diet protocol has brought significant relief and also some comments from the bagger at the grocery store who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
This was probably our last visit to the Norfolk coast. Brendan and I rode up with Alannah in the afternoon leaving just before sunset, which is still very early in the day here. It is a wild, windy place. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Now that the 12 drummers have drummed this move is hitting overdrive. One month. We have one month to download this life and upload a new version in the States. Hopefully a new and improved version. That is always the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
(another in a series of random, non-chronological tale telling) The ragged flag flying alone before those old shutters caught my eye while we sat and ate our lunch purchased from a small shop in Rome. Our feet were killing us.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Made a large batch of chicken sausage patties for the freezer the other day. They turned out quite well. The Penzey's seasoning was not in the recipe but it was a great touch. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Pulling together these images from this year that has been amazes me. We have stopped storing the suitcases far from reach. Someone has needed one every.single.month. But oh the incredible places we have gone..... January: London Cambridge Blakeney Point February:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
I love the way they think ; D Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
“For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." TS Eliot Here's to beginning again. May your new year be blessed. Celebrations in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
The Christmas season has officially begun. We are now enjoying twelve days of no pressure fun. That and mailing the stuff I didn't get mailed BEFORE Christmas. First up, Movie night - It's a Wonderful Life. In our Christmas jammies.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
They've been keeping a very close eye on Santa's progress and just discovered he has reached the Netherlands. Abbie Rose came running downstairs to say she saw a red light in the sky. It was decided that was most likely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Some shots from Norwich at Christmas . Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
If you are a mom in the throes of days-before-Christmas anxiety, please stop a moment and read the words I read this morning. Remind yourself that no matter what the to do lists and the Santa lists and the grocery... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch