100 Word Challenge: Heart

graffiti heart

Today is Valentine’s Day. A day to profess your undying adoration for those special people in your life. Or, as my husband insists, it’s a made-up observance to make money for the greeting card and candy industries. It’s not a particularly important holiday for us. We’ve been together for nearly 40 years. There is only […]

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100 Word Challenge: Family

peeled green apples

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. If I was hosting a typical feast, I would have already prepped most of the dishes I would serve. I would bake the ham and start brining the turkey. Pies would be in the oven and rolls waiting in the fridge (I’m still baking an apple pie, but […]

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100 Word Challenge: Freedom

Wednesday was the Fourth of July, a federal holiday in the U.S. designated to celebrate the country’s independence from England. Banks closed, there was no mail service, many businesses closed (not retailers though, July 4th is one of the busiest shopping days of the year) and nationwide, cooking out was the grand event, second only […]

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100 Word Challenge: Cat

cat in a Christmas tree

Holiday gift procurement is nearing completion. My kids’ Santa list is pretty much done. The Mister’s gift has been ordered and on-time delivery promised. I still have to finish a couple of handmade presents, and ship a few items to my ‘rents, but for the most part, I’m done, or at least see the twinkling lights […]

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