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elizabeth
I am wife to a wonderful husband, mom to two beautiful children; I aspire to spread bits of sunshine.
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i have two. and i love them so very much. and i don't wish that they were little again. i kind of like that they are taller than me. i enjoy talking about issues and politics and morals and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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often the study of history is like pulling on a thread: some detail catches your attention and leads to something else, another detail. a narrative slowly unraveling, slowly revealing something behind it, something hidden or forgotten. - errol morris pulling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at bits of sunshine
oh friend, i am so grateful that i rarely feel this way any more. it is such an awful way to live. the only times anxiety really grabs me anymore is when i am not getting enough rest. sleep is so necessary. i hope that you can find relief and rest. it is hard when there are health issues for people you love, and you are doing all the work on your house, and adjusting to your new place . . . so much going on - and that makes it hard to get enough rest. i hope that you will take the time to sleep when you need to, and that the sunshine and fresh air will help, too. sending you so much love.
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you know the feeling, when your chair tips back, and for a split second, you don't know if you are going to fall backward, or if all four feet will land and you'll be just fine? that feeling is only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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listening to the hum of the heater here in my office realizing that i have needed this blog revisit taking a tiny break from the work to-do list to type this up working on three business plans for clients and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at bits of sunshine
oh yes! these drives were definitely fuel for the long days of him being away. now! he is mostly home! for the months of october through march and into april, he will be home almost every night! he is working mainly out of the district office, which is here in town, for the winter. i love, love, love having him home every night!
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{as i have been revisiting my blog the past few days, i found this post in the archives. i wrote it on may 25, 2015. for some reason, i had never published it. but, oh, did it do my heart... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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ben and i got to take some evening drives late this summer. i don't know if there is much that i love more than to hop into the truck with ben, roll the windows all the way down, and let... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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let me tell you about this summer or maybe i want to tell myself so that i don't forget some of what has been encompassed in this summer of change in this summer of settling in this summer of growing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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and all the thoughts. so many thoughts in looking at these pictures together. bookends to this school year. they grew. maddie is so pretty. isaac is so handsome. they are both so kind. they are funny. nothing makes me happier... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at bits of sunshine
oh friend. i have been missing 'old fashioned blogging' too! i am so glad that you are still blogging away. and after i get a few more posts in a row up here, i will say that i am blogging again. there aren't many who still blog for blogging's sake. i think that i am back at it. and i think that as i write and blog, i will find the right words at the right time to tell the stories that need to be told. so glad we are still in this together! love to you!
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yesterday at lunchtime, isaac and i were talking about what he had been like as a 6-year-old and as an 11-year-old . . . . and i decided to just look back on my blog . . . so we... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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yesterday afternoon, i was thinking about writing a blog post, and i was thinking about how i have not blogged much in the past few years, and why . . . i do use instagram, and post there almost daily.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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beyond the middle of april - and here i am - with a big hole in this blog where i meant to have post after post - almost thirty of them where there are currently zero life has a funny... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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friends, here is a summery sunflower. i have been sick and my days have been full. tomorrow is a new day. there will be coffee and hopefully a less stuffy nose and eyes that don’t run and time for more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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this was my view this afternoon before i closed my eyes and slept for a few hours. wow. did i get hit hard with some bug. i am a wreck of a weepy left eye and achy hips among other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at bits of sunshine
and happy march to you!! i feel like if i get to exercise 3 or 4 times a week, i’m doing pretty welll! swimming would be a lovely way to get some movement in!
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the past few weeks, i kept stuffing things in my desk - a newspaper, and empty envelope, a bill, a letter, the new dental insurance cards, etc, and times one hundred. i’ve known i need to pull all the things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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well, hello there, march. i thought you were coming in like a lamb, you know, this afternoon, when it was 20 degrees outside and the snow was melting. but, early evening, the temperature started to drop, and it started to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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{out for a snowy, cold walk with ben and isaac} {fresh haircut; i still cut my own hair. i have for 8 years.} {good words and coffee, always and ever.} {more snow, more sunshine. i document the sunny days .... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at bits of sunshine
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it's that time of year. the time when all of a sudden i wish i had a really great picture of the four of us. you know, one the grandmas would want to hang on their fridges and one that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at bits of sunshine
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today. november 30. this is right up there with the very best day ever. because today is ben's birthday. today is the day, 39 years ago, that my very best friend was born. holy smokes! i love him so!! i... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at bits of sunshine
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a few years ago, my neighbor gave me the pieces of a wood-framed arm chair and two random couch cushions covered in tan fabric with blue pineapple print. all of the pieces got stashed in my basement. i was planning... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at bits of sunshine
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yesterday i had invited a friend over to visit and drink coffee and help me get a start on covers for chair cushions. i decided that we should have a treat to go with our coffee. i had a can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at bits of sunshine
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some tips for enjoying the season - because thanksgiving and then all of the december holidays and celebrations - and this should be all sorts of wonderful, but sometimes, it's all sorts of overwhelming. so, here is a little list... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at bits of sunshine