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Old 10-31-2019, 08:00 AM   #6101
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Snow for Halloween at the little house, and a high today of only 29 degrees.

Shrubs and trees have not yet been trimmed, but chimney has been cleaned and wood gotten in.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:12 AM   #6102
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The Today Show did a clip on Bodie this morning...

https://www.today.com/video/californ...rm-72313925871


Braved the roads and delivered my first bag of scarves to the local soup kitchen this morning.

Iíve used up all of that gorgeous yarn from Tuesday Morning...people were sweet and grateful, pounced right on them, and itís a good feeling to do something nice for others.

I still recall vividly some terribly impoverished years we had when my children were young.

We didnít have much help, my parents not being the kind to take their grandkids for weekends, buy school clothes, etc., tho I remember my mother for a number of years buying winter coats for my kids and putting them in the mail to us each fall.


Do something to help others, whatever you specifically have to give or do...do that.

Itís a good thing.

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Old 11-02-2019, 06:27 AM   #6103
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This is a great article I came across on making decisions.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/8-rul...2?guccounter=1


I especially like the points about paying attention to red flags and signs from the universe.

Theyíre always there, along with the niggling doubts in our belly when something just doesnít fit or feel right.


Snow has melted at the little house...back to fall chores.

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Old 11-08-2019, 12:34 PM   #6104
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We are already more winter than fall at the little house, but on moderate days chores are getting done.

My sweet son helped me trim trees last weekend, and yesterday my yard guys did the first haul of leaves to the curb...two grown men with leaf blowers make short work of the mass of leaves particularly in my back yard, tho many are still to fall and because of the sharp bites of cold may come down without completely turning color.

Enjoying my wood stove every morning, and particularly as I fill my wood box inside with heavy bags full I remind myself that kind of weight bearing is good for my aging bones.

Took Lily out to the nature area north of here for a wild romp this morning, as weather is perfect for it and the ground has finally dried enough that it is feasible.

We rarely run into anyone else when we are there, so I turn her loose and let her tear around like a wild child.

Not much going on here, making hats, planning for Paris and looking at focusing more on history this time thru.

I’ve read so much about the German occupation and French Resistance during WWII that those museums particularly appeal to me, and I have many spots already marked on my PocketEarth map of Paris.


All is well, just checking in.

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Old 11-08-2019, 12:39 PM   #6105
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As many of us are looking forward to your Paris trip too. :-)

My pictures from there are quite old and fading I need to do a little bit to preserve them or at least a few of them.

Not quite getting ready for winter here yet. Had to close up the windows and doors as it is 91 today. But our mornings and evenings are starting to be absolutely gorgeous. This is the time of year we live here for.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:47 PM   #6106
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Hi there!

I will have about the first half of my stay there by myself, before my friend gets there, so am going to focus on the history museums she is less interested in.

She and I are going to take a day trip to Versailles, tho, which will be history of a different sort.

And a place Doug and I were going to go when we went back.

I’ve also been reading about the covered passageways in Paris, too...beautiful stained glass ceilings from the 1800’s.

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Old 11-09-2019, 04:23 PM   #6107
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Hi Maggie. Iím BAAAACK! Havenít been on the forum since March. Sorry our paths didnít cross this time. Cíest la vie. Iím looking forward to going to Paris on your coat tails, vicariously enjoying your trip. Laura sends love.
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:35 PM   #6108
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Hey, Gerard!

Great to hear from you, and hope you two had a wonderful trip!


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Old 11-10-2019, 05:59 AM   #6109
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This is a great article I came across on making decisions.
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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/8-rul...2?guccounter=1
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Great article . . . thanks . . . have a fine trip . . . I can smell the fresh croissants right out of the oven!

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Old 11-10-2019, 06:28 AM   #6110
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Thank you, Peter.

It will be a different kind of trip to Paris this time, Doug and I going in 2012 for our 20th wedding anniversary.

We were going to go back, rent a car to explore the countryside, and go to Versailles.

Ahh, well...life, you know.


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Old 11-10-2019, 06:45 PM   #6111
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I have just finished watching the Netflix series ďUnbelievableĒ, and it is excellent.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbe...le_(miniseries)


Based on a true story about a young woman who was raped and the police didnít believe her, case was closed and the rapist went on to have at least seven more victims before he was caught by an investigative team of mostly women.

Really, really good.

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Old 11-12-2019, 11:02 AM   #6112
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I am on the email list for Faithworks Ministries in Brunswick, GA.

Some of you may remember them and Dr. Wright Culpepper, who helped us through Doug’s hospitalization and death in 2014.

This came in from them last evening...

“We need volunteers! The temperature is expected to get down to 33 degrees on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. As a result FaithWorks will be opening the emergency night shelter at The Well (1101 Gloucester St Brunswick, Ga 31520) Tuesday at 7pm through 7am Wednesday morning. We will be scheduling two hour shifts starting at 5pm Tuesday for setup. Donations of prepared food, cots or blankets will be very much appreciated If you can help please sign up following the instructions below, call Carolyn (912)261-8512 x114 or email carolyn@faithworksministry.org

To volunteer for a shift

We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming night shelter shifts.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/xfqzkkd
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

For food donations

https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/PTED6973

Follow the above link to see a list of suggested items. You can sign up for items so everyone can see what is covered and what is still needed. Thank you for donating and volunteering!

If you can’t help, we will appreciate your prayers for the most vulnerable in our community. Blessings on you.

Wright

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912.571.2670“


Did you know.... you can order and pay online for groceries from a store that does delivery, and they will drop your items off at this or any other shelter?

You can also send an e card for WalMart, that can be used to fill in food needs and for items such as paper goods and cleaning supplies.

You don’t even have to live in the same town, nor go out in the frigid weather if you do, to provide a bit of help to those who are struggling.


This Ministry holds a special place in my heart, but there is something similar near most of us.

Do something for those who have less...good for them, good for you.

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Old 11-14-2019, 11:35 AM   #6113
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Iím a sucker for a nice coffee/tea mug, and found this lovely item at TJMaxx this morning, which I went into looking for warm socks.

Has a nice heft to it, of ample size for the hot liquid of my choice, and embossed overall with snowflakes it is seasonal without being Christmas-y...which I am not ready for, pre-Thanksgiving.

As I type this, I am for some reason reminded of ďAmerican BandstandĒ, and as new records...yes, records...were reviewed...Ēit has a nice beat, and you can dance to it.Ē
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Just finished this book, which was excellent and very unusual

https://www.amazon.com/Child-Finder-...4384448&sr=8-1


Stood by sister in law for round three today. Biological mother is retreating in the face of indisputable facts laid out carefully and in writing by one who knows how.

They have been thru the wringer, but are starting to come out the other side.

She and great niece will spend Thanksgiving with me and mine this year.


Not much going on at the little house. Hunkering down a bit, making piles of hats and planning for Paris.
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Just finished this book, which was excellent and very unusual

https://www.amazon.com/Child-Finder-...4384448&sr=8-1


Stood by sister in law for round three today. Biological mother is retreating in the face of indisputable facts laid out carefully and in writing by one who knows how.

They have been thru the wringer, but are starting to come out the other side.

She and great niece will spend Thanksgiving with me and mine this year.


Not much going on at the little house. Hunkering down a bit, making piles of hats and planning for Paris.
Maggie,

Iím sure you sister-in-law is grateful for your continued help and support.

Itís been a little on the cold side in north Florida, requiring socks after the sun goes down and occasionally during the day. Weíll travel to south Florida to have Thanksgiving with my 94 year old mother and a few unattached cousins this year. There wonít be more than a half dozen at the table but Iíll cook enough for a couple dozen and we will enjoy the warm weather and perhaps take a boat ride.

Thanks for another book recommendation. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and Miss Lily.

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Hi Carol, and thank you


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Hi Maggie,
Still following your posts.
Wishing you and yours the best this holiday season.
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Hi Julie, and great to hear from you!

And thank you.

We will not be south this early winter, heading instead straight to Edisto in February, so maybe we can meet up next year.

Tell your sweet hubbie hello, and hope your holidays are all you hope for, as well.


I started a batch of Cranberry Liqueur this morning, which just looks so pretty doing it’s thing on my kitchen counter.

4 cups chopped cranberries (1 bag, pulsed in the food processor)
3 cups sugar
Zest of one lemon, peeled off in strips with a potato peeler
2 cups gin

Mix together in large jar, let steep at least two weeks. Give a shake daily to blend.

Remove strips of lemon peel, strain fruit to use as desired, add liqueur to white soda of your choice.

Makes nice gifts, portioned out into pretty jars.
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Still reading your posts , Maggie. Give Lilly a hug for me. We lost our Lilly two years ago and I’m still not over it. ��
We’re wish you a Happy Holiday Season. Keep yourself warm and well
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