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(1) Sometimes...

Do you ever act impulsively? Generally I function in a calm, thoughtful manner.

But occasionally I lose it. Words spew like an open flood gate.

Although the words were true, my delivery could have been better yesterday.

Time to give ourselves grace. It has been a different life we have been...

(0) Hello Friends,

       

     I hope you are all well.

 First off let’s thank those people who don’t get the opportunity to isolate. What a group of heroes, truck drivers, store clerks all hospital staff and emergency workers.

             We are all well at North Stream and we are self isolating. All of our chil...

(0) You Picked A Fine Time...
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Kenny Rogers. Yes, I am a Country music fan. I have listened to a lot of Kenny Rogers and of course his Christmas album with Dolly has always been a favorite.
When I was younger we showed our Clydesdale horses at the local fairs & exhibitions. Duri...
(1) Memories

Do you have something that reminds you of someone dear to you?

The other morning as I dressed I opened my jewelry box .

 

Normally I just wear the same necklace & earrings.

Tucked safely in a little bag was this pin. It was a gift to Kevin's Mom, Nettie.

Representing our 4 kid's birthstones. 

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(0) It's the little things
 

 
Sometimes
you just need to chill, even when you’re shopping.
The two rocking chairs are here for just that reason
The older rocker was Kevin’s grandfather.
The repairs and creeks give it character and can take you back to your childhood.
Our big rocker is just over 20 years old. Bought ...
(0) They Say Things Don't Last ...

 

Check this out. It’s a cement footing for a building my Dad built in 1959.

Recently the initials were surprisingly uncovered when Keegan decided to

raise the roof and replace the walls on this old building.

 These initials are my Dad’s little sister’s Lynda.

We’re not sure who put them ther...

(0) It's a Bit Tattered...

      

 

Do you have a well worn cookbook?

You know the one you reach for first everytime. I do, Betty Crocker, is my go to.

I've used this one since I graduated High School. A gift from a family I baby sat for in the summers.

Mrs. B. had one like it & I scrolled the pages looking for the nex...

(4) Did you Win...

 

Yes, although the cake is gone,

the memories of our sweet grand opening aren't. I just wanted to drop you a note to say "thanks". It was a wonderful day! 
        Our Grand Opening brought family, friends & customers. It may have been damp & cold outside but we ...

(0) Changing Seasons

 

With the shortening days & changing leaves come the thoughts of fall. The sunflowers we planted in June are still standing tall and the pumpkins are slowly ripening. I remember the day Kevin & I planted the sunflower seeds. We tucked 2 seeds in each little hole not believing they would grow. Not ...

(0) Two Peas in a Pod

 

I pulled the rest of the peas in the garden yesterday. It has been fun walking out of the shop & picking a few fresh peas. So sweet and fresh.
When I was young my Grandfather Fletcher would tell us that if we were stealing peas we needed to eat the pods too, yuck. We believed him for a while, ...