Tag Archives: friendship

Linkfest: Children, Writing Tips and Granny’s Health Plan

I’ve been saving links to blogs I really liked, some new and some old, and it’s sharing time!  And not just blog links – there’s an ROW80 goal update at the bottom. Some heart-warming, life-affirming, thought-provoking, general feel-good stuff: Kids don’t just go to school, play, and do a few small chores – they can help in big things, too!  Leanne Sype’s son Sean has a caring heart, and a willing mind, as she writes in When Life Gives You Lemonade. Lynette Burrows shared a great post on keeping a child-like creativity.  It’s kept me thinking … a lot! Over on Bliss Habits, Dani Nelson continues that thought with all the positive things you get when you live Life with a Side of Silly.  Because what’s better than a smile?  (Ignore the giveaway at the bottom – it’s over.) Reading Pretty LIttle Liars got Emma Burkhart thinking about the friendships … Continue reading

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Weather Droughts, Personal Droughts

One of my favorite Erma Bombeck quotes: “The grass is always greener over the septic tank.”  It made me laugh years ago, but right now, the septic field is the only green spot in our whole lawn, compliments of the Midwest Drought of 2012. Front yards are filled with brown, crunchy grass, with gray weeds rising defiantly above.  The ground under said grass is like lumpy concrete – no more bare-footin’ for me!  The soil near the chrysanthemums is split with foot-deep dry cracks.  We water flowers and vegetables (and the thistle that’s growing in the midst of my newly planted asparagus) by hose, good soaks every other day.  The grass is only dormant, they tell us.  It will come back.  Right … probably loaded with weeds. This last week, though, the lawn has grown in interesting patterns.  The leaves on the big maples were beginning to wilt, and the … Continue reading

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