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Historically Short-lived Plumes

This is the awesome pampas grass we planted years ago in our backyard. I think I’ve mentioned that my sister was married in 1975 on the beach in front of an amazing growth of pampas grass, which is why I’ve always loved it. 605 more words

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Free at Last, Free at Last!

Jillian here.  The case that has been absorbing my life for the last nine months went to trial today and it is over!! Praise the Lord. 200 more words

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Sorry, I Didn't Make it Back on the 9th

Jillian here. My all day depos really took it out of me so I had zero energy last night. I almost fell asleep on the couch three times. 267 more words

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Summer Ups and Downs

July was a good month here. We got to spend time with grandkids, like this zoo day…

And celebrated another granddaughter’s 7th birthday…

I also released my first women’s fiction novel… 207 more words


Meditation and Willpower

Any who keeps an eye on this blog knows it’s been hard for me to lose weight. I climb on the ladder, off the ladder. I’ve struggled to stick to any significant lifestyle changes long-term, which means, I think, that I need to get inside my own head, either to figure out why I struggle or to shore up my sagging willpower. 328 more words

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Rain or Shine, the Beach is Always Fun

The weather is warming up again here in the Pacific Northwest after a couple weeks of gray. We had an abnormally warm March and April, which means that the snow pack that recovered this year (from 19% of normal last year) is melting too quickly and we may yet again be in a water shortage situation this summer. 328 more words


Family Memories

Happy day after Mother’s Day! I hope all the mother’s who read this had a day full of smiles and pampering.

Most of you know that my mother moved in with us in January. 389 more words