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seasoned meals

Saturday, January 24, 2015      1 comments

Jim's sister Marilyn created this cross stitch sampler for us years ago and it has hung in our dining room ever since... Read more


Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

When I awoke this morning at about 4:15, I was thinking about sharing another aspect of our last day with Marilyn. I had a "but first" (which was one of her favorite sayings!) and began my usual exercises and reading. These went longer than usu... Read more

little list...

Thursday, January 22, 2015      5 comments

On Monday, as we drove to Nashua, New Hampshire, to visit Jim's sister Marilyn for the final time, we began singing some favorite old hymns... with the words "our she... Read more


Wednesday, January 21, 2015      4 comments

Last night about five PM Jim's sister Marilyn slipped away... We're having a sorrow-joy day remembering her... Read more

take my life and...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      3 comments

As we wait for word of Marilyn's passing, this old hymn comes to mind... Read more

by choice...

Monday, January 19, 2015      4 comments

Just awhile ago we returned from being with my DH Jim's sister Marilyn...probably for the last time... She is on oxygen full time, has a climbing fever, despite medic... Read more

Matthew 22:37-40

Sunday, January 18, 2015      6 comments

Matthew 22:37-40 is essentially The Life Goal... I'm just letting the words pour over me for the third day... Read more

winter camp

Saturday, January 17, 2015      4 comments

We entered the camp lodge... to the warmth of a blaze dwarfed by the huge walk in fireplace that looked something like this... Read more


Friday, January 16, 2015      5 comments

Our Wee Hobbit House is all buttoned up again with the extra window covering the furnance room door and the machine inside purring away!... While DH reads and writes in his ... Read more

warmth at last!

Thursday, January 15, 2015      3 comments

The thermostat said 60F this AM and that is what it is! "Come to Me, you weary and burdened ones, and I will give you rest" - Matthew 11:28 In some of our coldest outside temperatures over the past seven days, we had been working to st... Read more

night #6 has become day #7...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      3 comments

Hopefully today is the day of 7AM we had these readings inside and out and the cellar reading is just above freezing!... Read more

night #5 passed into day #6 smoothly...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      3 comments

Hello Sparking People! We've made it so far!! At 5:30AM the indoor-outdoor thermometer read 49.6F (9.77 C) inside our home and 8.6F (-13.33C) outside... and the cellar th... Read more

into day #5...

Monday, January 12, 2015      3 comments

Because it is milder outside, it is warmer inside this morning!! Still, it reminds me of our times in Ukraine in winter, where folks kept their coats on indoors... Read more

night #3...safely through

Sunday, January 11, 2015      4 comments

emoticon It was supposed to be below zero in the night, but here at 6:30AM it is 2.5F(-16.38C) outside and 44.2F(6.7... Read more

kept through night number 2...

Saturday, January 10, 2015      9 comments

At 6:30AM, here are the readings... and the thermostat says... We are most grateful to have above fr... Read more

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