Monthly Archives: November 2011

I Don’t Get It, Part 2

A couple of months ago I posted a blog entry entitled “I Don’t Get It, I Don’t Get It.” I think this will continue to be a theme I will return to over and over again as more things come … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year Again

Yes, it’s time for the dreaded Christmas letter.  When I was still working (with a paying job, I mean), my husband was always the one who wrote the Christmas letter.  That was fine with me because I’m not fond of … Continue reading

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I’m In a Foreign Land, So Forgive My Silence

My husband and I have been staying at a lovely bed and breakfast in a foreign land, and I’ve been too busy to write.  Every morning we are awoken before dawn as the aromas of fresh brewing coffee, sausages, and … Continue reading

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Funny What Triggers Memories

This week I reorganized the kitchen cabinet that held all my zip-lock bags, aluminum foil, and food wraps.  I found a box of waxed paper I must have bought three years ago when we moved here.  I decided to use … Continue reading

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Dead As a Door-nail

We spent this past weekend at my brother and sister-in-law’s near Richmond, and both Saturday and Sunday, we watched as vultures gathered on a dead tree in my brother’s back yard.  In a house filled with old people, that’s not … Continue reading

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The Flower Begins to Blossom

Once a week I help a young Vietnamese woman learn English.  She comes to my house, and we work and talk for nearly two hours every Wednesday afternoon.  She has been in this country for two years now, but since … Continue reading

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Do We Have To Do This Now?

I hate confrontation.  My family knows that about me, and I’m pretty sure most, if not all, of my friends do, too.  I especially hate confrontation when it involves people I care about.  I’m not usually one to air my … Continue reading

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