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Elizabeth Patten
I am wife to a wonderful husband, mom to two beautiful children; I aspire to spread bits of sunshine.
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Stacks of Kindnesses - by Lori Hetteen - her third tiny book of seventeen syllable poetry. It is amazing what one can say in only seventeen syllables. You can see all three in my stories, and I highly recommend them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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july 17: . enjoying 78 degrees this morning and watering my flowers before we creep up to 105 or so this afternoon . it should be a perfect day to enjoy an afternoon movie . . . oh summertime, there... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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Numbers 20 - Miriam dies and the well dries up the people complain - they are thirsty and afraid God tells Moses to take his staff assemble all the poeple and SPEAK to the rock tell the rock to yeild... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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We just talked about the Samaritan woman at the well in the Bible study I attend. I realized that there is a pattern of women at wells in Biblical stories, so I pulled what I knew together and did a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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June 24, 2022 Roe v. Wade You do know that overturning these decisions doesn’t just mean that abortion will now be illegal in 13 states and soon in 26 - you know that, right? It means that birth control of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at bits of sunshine
i am so happy to see your note pop up here! love to you, dear friend! time does fly - and fill up - and overflow. i hope that time is treating you well.
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it's june now and where did may go? may filled right up and overflowed overflowed into the beginning of june and there was little time to sit and write for me, may started off with ben, isaac, and i pouring... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at bits of sunshine
teenagers are something! these two really are wonderful
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thank you so much, friend! i will get the results on the 29th at a follow-up appointment with my neurologist.
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thank you for your prayers! i will get the results on the 29th at a follow-up appointment with my neurologist.
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thank you for your prayers! i will get the results on the 29th at a follow-up appointment with my neurologist.
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4/21/2010 - a throw-back (with an update below) Why do I blog? A friend asked me this a few weeks ago. Actually she asked how I decided to start blogging. How did I decide to start blogging? Well, my friend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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don't save something for a special occasion. every day of your life is a special occasion. ~thomas monson love your people. hug your people. set out the good dishes. use the favorite blanket. make a special cup of coffee for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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parenting teenagers is hard, so very hard and also beautiful because they are magic and they are regular immature humans sometimess they are good and magic and sometimes they are more of both and sometimes less of both sometimes it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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it was this moment that i fell in love all over again. he had driven me to billings for my EEG, an early morning on very little sleep, an appointment that had been double-booked - so they changed mine, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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more sunshine today. this time with cold wind. my family spent quite a bit of time in the backyard. brake pads were replaced, paiting done, a new hockey net constructed, and things moved in and out of the garage to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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waking up melted into the blankets, laughing but not ticklish coffee with pancakes, strawberries, and whipped coconut cream sitting in the truck while ben washes it, then, windows down, driving a ways into the country smoke billowing into the sky,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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hello april, hello clouds, hello warm air hello new page in the calendar hello graduating from two physical therapy appointments each week to just one a week hello anxiety over the EEG i have scheduled for the fourth and hello... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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february 19 and i am writing that the seasons are changing . . . we have noticeably more hours of sunlight than we did just a few short weeks ago. each morning, i get up and walk through the house,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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you make known to me the path of life in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. sometimes, i go looking for the joy, seeking the right hand of the creator. you are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2022 at bits of sunshine
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it gets dark so early now. it is 3:30 pm and already dusk. granted, clouds did roll in this afternoon, but at 1:15, it was so sunny, and now, 3:30 and heading toward dark. we have another eighteen days of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at bits of sunshine
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gratitudes today :: the cup of fresh, warm coffee my friend stacy brought me tonight when she picked me up for our city council meeting a friend who shares clothes sunshine on a day that i thought was forecast to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2021 at bits of sunshine
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this month is full, full, full but a lot of the things are going to be very happy things some paid days off {for ben and me} some days off school {for madi and isaac} a choir concert {that madi... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2021 at bits of sunshine
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november first sitting in the living room at number six twelve, finding coziness on a cool fall evening thinking about making some lists this month november and a focus on gratitude seem to go hand in hand - so, this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2021 at bits of sunshine
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the other night i pulled mary oliver's new and selected poems off my shelf. i was looking for a poem to send to a friend, and as i found the one i was looking for, this one caught my eye... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2021 at bits of sunshine