Archive for April, 2012

A Picture Is Worth

Posted on April 22, 2012 11:37 am under General
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I’ve spent the last three days organizing photos. When my parents came to live with us, they brought boxes of photos. Some were theirs and others had belonged to their parents. I’ve done my own share of photo collecting over the years too. The bottom line? We have tons of photos. To be more precise, boxes containing 14 cubic feet of them. That’s a lot of snapshots! They didn’t get organized before our last move. We were dealing with three households full of furniture at the time. Photos seemed small in comparison. We did well to gather them together and store them in large boxes.
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Succinctly Yours Week 57

Posted on April 21, 2012 9:58 am under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for Monday, April 23rd

Word of the Week:enchant

Thanks to Pat and Jerry for this week’s photo.

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Lions and Tigers and Ants

Posted on April 19, 2012 4:18 pm under General

Lions and tigers? Hopefully, they are still housed at the zoo. Ants? Oh, my! I can only assume that some not so cheap yard signs have been posted around our house. These high tech wonders are invisible to the human eye, but quite visible to hordes of ant colonies. “Free Lodging.” “Bathroom Featured in Ants Weekly.” “Toxic Sprays Banned Here.” Read more »

Gifting From A Distance

Posted on April 19, 2012 12:49 pm under General
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Our extended family and friends will be celebrating a number of birthdays in the coming month. For most of these, we recognize the occasion with a card or phone call, but we do send a few gifts.

Long distance giving can be difficult. Proximity provides more opportunities to garner gift ideas. A scarf admired on a shared shopping trip. A treasured knickknack that her kids broke, while we were chatting over a cup of tea. A coworker’s bracelet that she’s always admired. When we lived closer, I’d know just what to give. Distance removes those clues and I’m left feeling totally clueless. Tammy collects owls, so a new owl figurine used to be a reliable gift idea. Since I don’t see the collection anymore, I’ve become worried that I’ll duplicate something she already has. Read more »

Marketing Strategies

Posted on April 18, 2012 12:00 pm under Family
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Although our destination is not yet firm, Calico and I have been checking out house rentals in the two most likely locations. I found myself strangely attracted to a couple of places that really didn’t meet our needs. It took a few moments to realize that each showed a photo with a porch swing. My maternal grandparents had a swing on their porch and every family reunion found their grandchildren vying to sleep on it. We usually lost to an adult, who had the same idea, but I have fond memories of hours spent playing on that swing. Read more »