Tag Archives: humor

Smoke alarm drama & the Holy

A little drama in our little house in the woods this morning! And yesterday morning. And the day before. I crumpled newspaper, laid kindling, carried seven logs into the mouth of our wood stove. Lit the match. Good morning, wood … Continue reading

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Scrub, scour, dust, wash, wipe, brush, vacuum and declutter

Time to face the facts–no one is coming over for Thanksgiving or Christmas during this covid year. No one will visit our little house in the woods all winter. We’ll be lucky if we entertain friends or family in the … Continue reading

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The “like button” twirls, curtsies and waves goodbye (or so we think)

Yesterday the “like button” twirled, curtsied and exited stage left, waving merrily goodbye as she left. Ms. Like Button and I chatted over tea earlier in the day while the Holy poured. I laid the cards on the table as … Continue reading

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Vaccine for compassion?

Good morning, dear readers. It’s 5:44 a.m. here in the dark woods. No need to kindle a fire in the woodstove this morning–temperatures promise to bless us with Indian summer for the next five days (60 degrees F, 15 degrees … Continue reading

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Teeny tiny tired mouse for the Holy

Today I am a teeny tiny tired mouse for the Holy. No flowery words, no enthusiastic songs of praise, no heart-filled storytelling. Aren’t some days like this? Last night–one of those sleepless nights again. Can hardly move. I feel so … Continue reading

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“You’ll lose all your readers if you write a spiritual blog every day.” (Fact check: not true.)

About a week ago this idea arose like a cartoon lightbulb above this head. It said, “How about dedicating the waning days of 2020 to connect deeper with Heart, Spirit, God? How about offering words, feelings, typing fingers to what … Continue reading

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Please, please, please ducks–just go to bed (and chickens, please let me take your pictures!)

Some of you may recall from the last blog post that my weekend assignment included tending a friend’s chickens and ducks. Dog and cat, too. It is now time to report back. I have thought long and hard about the … Continue reading

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The quest for pumpkin creamer and so much more…

Have you ever woken up in the morning with a yearning for…a yearning for…and you can’t say quite what you’re yearning for…? You want something. Your heart wants something. But you cannot articulate what you want.

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Unexpected, unanticipated, unpredicted and unforeseeable

I often want to be a once-a-week blogger. They are such cool cats! You know, the folks who vow to write once a week and follow through on their pledge, year after blogging year. They pick a day of the … Continue reading

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“Anyone who can’t figure this out is an idiot!”

People will fight about anything–I am now 100% sure. We were forced to buy a new Cuisinart food processor this week. (Our old one just celebrated its 20th birthday, give or take a half dozen years.) We chop, slice and … Continue reading

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