Monthly Archives: January 2016

Surrender 31: In Search of…Eagles

Missouri is one of the leading bald eagle states in the US. Hundreds of the stately birds make their permanent home in my state, due to an abundance of lakes, rivers and wetlands. However, from November until late February, thousands of … Continue reading

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Surrender 30: Happy Birthday Aralyn

Today family members gathered to celebrate Aralyn Miller, who turned two last Monday. It takes a certain amount of courage, and indeed surrender, to throw open the door of your home and  welcome in a boisterous crowd intent on partying. … Continue reading

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Surrender 29: The Love of Grandfathers

I grew up with a grandfather that the whole family called Pop. For most of my life, he was the only grandpa I knew, and I cherish my memories of him. He taught me about gardening, allowing me to work … Continue reading

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Surrender 28: Recovering a Creative Life

I have completed the twelve week course as laid out in The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. What an amazing journey it has been. I love that this book came to me at the perfect time, at the recommendation of … Continue reading

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Surrender 27: Creating a Collage of Ideas

Tonight my sister Linda, my mom, and I met to continue working on our vision boards. We had a special guest, my grandson Dayan, who joined us before heading to his Wednesday night youth group. He elected to sketch, while … Continue reading

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Surrender 26: National Peanut Brittle Day

Right before Christmas, I purchased all the ingredients to make peanut brittle. My intention was to make the brittle and give it out to the kids on Christmas Day. It was more than just a treat to enjoy during the … Continue reading

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Surrender 25: Burns Night

My Scottish heritage keeps my awareness alerted to events in the “home country”. This evening marks an important celebration in Scotland. Burns Night is held in honor of the country’s most well known poet, Robert Burns.     January 25 is … Continue reading

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Surrender 24: The X Files 2016

I’ve been excited since I first heard that The X Files was being revisited this year, in a six episode mini series. I was a huge fan of the show, which originally aired from 1993 – 2002, on the FOX … Continue reading

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Surrender 23: Truly, Madly, Deeply

In the ten days since Alan Rickman passed away, I’ve spent time reading about his remarkable life and watching film clips on YouTube. I greatly appreciated this versatile actor, who portrayed villains, lovers and even aliens with equal portions of … Continue reading

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Surrender 22: Getting to Know All About You

I had granddaughter Aubrey with me this afternoon and evening, picking her up from school and keeping her until her daddy and stepmom were finished with a banquet. She is a joy to be around, making me laugh, making me … Continue reading

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