100 Word Challenge: Amateur

I spent all last week – and I mean ALL – working in my backyard. I was raking tons of leaves and pine needles, pulling prickly vines, yanking up tiny oak trees and being an all-around lawn badass. The result was 20 – that’s a capital T and big zero – large, black trash bags […]

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100 Word Challenge: Homemade

It’s barely September and I have finally begun work on my Christmas projects. I’m worried that I’ve started a smidge late, and hope there’s enough time to finish everything. I’ve got five crochet items going right now and am sure a few more will be added to the list before I’m done. They are: Large […]

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100 Word Challenge: Listen

I solved a mystery today. Not too long ago I bought new earphones. I listen to music while I’m working in my yard. When I have a long and tedious job to do, I need a distraction from the monotony of pulling weeds and trimming grass. While outside, the sound would periodically go out on […]

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100 Word Challenge: Arrest

I had a routine doctor’s appointment this week, and as per usual, I took a book expecting a long wait to be invited back to the exam rooms. Once called in, everything went as expected… then my doc asked what I was reading. “’A Gentleman in Moscow’,” I said, explaining I had the book in […]

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100 Word Challenge: Patience

Every few years, our local library sponsors a “Shred-it Day.” You can bring all the household papers that you want destroyed free of charge. My household generates a lot of paper – bank statements, credit card bills, medical receipts, pay stubs – many, many pieces of paper. Several weeks ago, I finally got the Mister […]

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100 Word Challenge: Chatter

My dad and step-mom came to visit a few weeks ago. With them, he brought treasures from a recent KonMari purge of their guest room…. my school report cards from 4th through 8th grade. I was brilliant. No, but really… I was apparently a bit of a – as they said in the olden days […]

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