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Organized Chaos

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My heart is full of happiness today. There is a chicken roasting in the oven and zucchini and peppers frying on the stove. The late afternoon sun is streaming in. This morning we got to see everyone at church for

Posted in Family, Le Jardin (The Garden), Le Pavillon (The House), The Garden, The House, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Light on a Dusty Shelf

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Light on a dusty shelf. It’s such a poetic title, huh? Not, like, a real thing at all. Wednesdays are my crazy days, so a few pictures and a video are just the way to send you a quick bonjour.

Posted in Family, Le Jardin (The Garden), The Garden, The House, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

What’s Really Going On

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There’s no major confession coming out here, but maybe there are a few minor ones. I thought about calling the post “Things I like” because there’s some of that in here too, but it was more honest this way. So

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), La Femme (The Lady), Le Jardin (The Garden), The Garden, The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

The Status of My Garden

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If you’ve clicked over, you’re either really curious if my post will be as boring as the title suggests, or you really love gardening, or you really love me. In any case, thanks for being here. And hi! (waving) True,

Posted in Family, Le Jardin (The Garden), The Garden

for the grandparents

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Extreme fatigue, coupled with a period of intense business, propels me to post a bunch of pictures that the grandparents will love (and perhaps a few others who might think my kids are cute), thus saving my words for Monday.

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), Le Jardin (The Garden), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Autumn Glory

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Autumn has always been my favorite season, with fresh starts, births and birthdays, my wedding anniversary (we celebrated 12 years on Sunday) . . . But this year, I was hesitant to enter the season – to start up the

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), La Femme (The Lady), Le Jardin (The Garden), The Garden, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Farewells

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There is such a bitter-sweetness to farewells. On on hand, one can find hope in the sadness; There is still sun to light the way; There is still color to be found; There are still bright spots amongst all that

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), Le Jardin (The Garden), The Garden, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

The Language of Love

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My husband turns to me from the desk downstairs, his chest swelling up with pride. “Go upstairs,” he says, “and take a look on the mantle.” “Okaay,” I say slowly. I survey the scene dispassionately. Fragrant, full-blossomed roses – which

Posted in Family, La Femme (The Lady), Le Jardin (The Garden), The Garden, The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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