Monthly Archives: November 2016

“Done is Better than Perfect”

Dear Reader: How many of you, like me, have never finished a particular project because it wasn’t “good enough” in our self-inflicted perfectionist eyes? Some times these experiences just re-enforce how hard we are on ourselves…to the point of ¬†self-under-appreciating … Continue reading

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“There is No Us and Them”

Dear Reader: Last Friday when I took random photos of the “Fall Trees of Miler” for the blog… I looked at my Bradford Pear, in the front yard, and it just didn’t stand up to all the other beauties in … Continue reading

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Faith on a Foggy Morning

Dear Reader: If I don’t have to drive in the fog…I really love the sense of fog settling in around my home, yard, and neighborhood. Some of my favorite garden jaunts last summer were early foggy morning escapes….because fog changes … Continue reading

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A “Birthday Bulb Promise”!

Dear Reader: Yesterday morning I got a text from Anne Peterson (a.k.a) Dr. Morning Glory asking if she could make a call around 10:30 and bring two bags of daffodil bulbs that she had for me originating from a message … Continue reading

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The Trees of Late Autumn in Miler

Dear Reader: Yesterday was my day to do nothing…nada. I stayed in my pj’s for a long time, read, ate a late breakfast and finished putting up some left-overs… getting the rest of the pots and pans in the dishwasher.( … Continue reading

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Never Having Known…

Dear Reader: I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with “plenty of reasons to give thanks.” Mine sure was! When I received the following comment from Jo Dufford yesterday it made me pause and realize something, an epiphany, that I had … Continue reading

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The Story Behind Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving

Dear Reader: My generation of the ‘Baby Boomers’ grew up with this image in our minds when we thought of an American Thanksgiving. Like other traditional images…this painting, too, makes us feel nostalgic, but truthfully was never experienced. Our Thanksgivings … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving… The Last “Speed Bump” before Christmas…or more?

Dear Reader: The other night as I was heading home along Highway 17 I blinked and then blinked again….three houses had their Christmas lights already up. Stores have been overlooking Thanksgiving for several years now and I am sadly resigned … Continue reading

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“It is not Happy people who are thankful, It is Thankful people who are happy!”

Dear Reader: I believe the statement in the title blog says it all: …“It is thankful people who are happy” and yesterday I had some happy news that I was very thankful for… On November 7, I went to my … Continue reading

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A Determined Bloom

Dear Reader: As I was going through a drawer looking for some tissue paper…suddenly I came across this beautiful little surcie that (most likely) Harriett Edwards ¬†brought me back from an ADK conference. After the Clemson win Saturday night…the orange … Continue reading

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