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There is nothing more relaxing than a cat. After a chaotic few months with extra kids in the house, having an oversized kitty sitting on your chest massaging your belly and purring in your ear is a bit like heaven. It doesn’t hurt when you’re out in the country and the only other sound besides the bray of nearby horses is the occasional rumble of a passing truck.

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FEBRUARY

travel to new places

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One:  Holidays Are Not Scary

I dreaded spending the coming holidays at home.  I thought being around friends here, in all the familiar places, would too easily remind me that we were one less.   I think Juan and I were on the same page, which made it easy to plan our escape.  This past Summer was our most traveled probably since we’ve been together.

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Big purchase

My wise mother told me that at this time we shouldn’t go out and make any big decisions.  And when did I ever listen to my mother, so we went out and bought a car!  Long had I been scheming to make this purchase.  When a mechanic confirmed that our trusty VW was on its last legs, a certain reluctant person in the house, caved.  Isn’t she pretty? Read the rest of this entry »

My life is full of good.  At times I forget how ridiculously blessed I am. But then I see them playing, laughing and loving together and I’m reminded.

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It is hot here.  Hotter than usual and the heat has come to visit much earlier.  We sweat in the 90-105 degrees, and try to stay indoors as much as possible.  That’s hard with a three-year old.  They still have energy and still get bored even when it’s too hot to go out.  There are others in this family that relish the heat and prefer a good nap on the deck to the air-conditioned comfort of the house. Read the rest of this entry »

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