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Blog“Just Over the Hilltop”

Hello to my dear family and friends from “just over the hilltop.” The other morning while washing dishes and listening to a playlist from the former Mom’s Schoolhouse Diner, the song “Forty Shades of Green” came on. I glanced out the window to see how our green measured up. I noticed we may not have…

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“Rain in May means a barn full of hay” is a phrase I’ve heard and if true the farmers should be very happy with all this rain. Here, just over the hilltop in Norwood, the cold, damp, rainy days continue on and on and when the sun breaks through, even for two minutes, it is…

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Did you ever deliver home-made May baskets filled with wildflowers to a neighbor when you were a child? I did and was wondering if people still hang a little basket on the door knob, ring the bell, then run and hide to watch the surprised and delighted friend as they found the flowers. Oh, one…

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Do you like working messes? I do, especially when they belong to someone else. It seems as though my working mess can easily become permanent, especially concerning my desk area. I guess I just have too much stuff with not enough space to put it. I am trying to think creatively on overcoming that, but…

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Hello from just over the hilltop in Norwood. I am trying not to be angry or blow my top as I return here to the computer after it just shut down on it’s own and erased my first draft. I hadn’t saved it because this has not happened in a long while so I forgot…

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“Look for the gold, not the dirt” is a quote I read recently which was referring to people. Why is it easier to look at other’s mistakes or wrong choices rather than their accomplishments and successes? That doesn’t mean the failures aren’t open for all to see, but they don’t define who they or we…

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