Trim

Trim

Not long ago as I left home for scheduled appointments, I noticed Gary talking with a local landscaper. As part of Gary’s Home Owners Association presidential responsibilities, he assesses the trees within our development for health and growth with an expert. As Gary...
Accident

Accident

Saturday evening was cool peaceful and I looked forward to meeting Sophie and Peter for a late dinner after their evening church service. Receiving their text that it was time to leave, I headed out from the house driving my favorite car, the Toyota Prius. I like to...
Pickles

Pickles

Recently, Gary and I visited a friend at his family’s cucumber farm in Puyallup, Washington. After walking through the farmstead filled with supplies for canning and seeing boxes of harvested cucumbers, we enjoyed the privilege of each making a jar of pickles. We...
Pounce

Pounce

Though thick clouds still hung in the sky, the falling snow had subsided. Joy (our 10.5 year old GSP) and Hope (Sammy’s 1.5 year old GSP) eagerly anticipated their afternoon walk. Both dogs love romping through the snow. It was almost as if they knew adventure...
Goober

Goober

Have you ever awakened and noticed a bit of gunk on the inside part of your eye? Perhaps you have a name for this crust that appears in the crook of your eyes when you sleep? When Sammy and Sophie were young, we called it “sleepy dust.” Maybe you call it something...
Chalking

Chalking

As a young girl I loved using chalk. The powdery substance decorated our driveway, sidewalks, and even my pretend classroom. I made colorful designs or sketched out hopscotch games and the cleanup was easy! While dry erase makers have almost totally replaced chalk,...