“My thoughts are with you, holding hands with your heart.”

This is my favorite line from "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire. What a GREAT collection of words! I turned 50 in August, and shortly after that, Tony and I attended a workshop for school where a guy had made a chart with little squares to symbolize the years of his life that were gone …

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Toast Time

When our niece, Heather, was visiting us over Spring Break, she asked Victoria, “What is your favorite food?”  Victoria’s reply was, “Toast.”  Heather was not impressed—there are FAR MORE exciting foods in the world than toast.  Victoria explained to her that toasted bread can be used for all sorts of things and made in all …

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For Laura

Dear Laura, I am so thrilled you came into the shop today. First of all, that you loved the little yellow bird who "spoke" to you drew my attention immediately. That is why I said you needed to give it a name. I have a ceramic cow named Pearl, a rather large, ceramic rooster named …

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Walking

When I was in college, in Abilene, newly married, a new mom--up to maybe 4 years ago, I was a walker.  It was my exercise of choice--my go to.  I LOVE yoga, but I find that I REALLY need to be in a yoga class, and those are few and far between in Magnolia. The …

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