Category Archives: Just thinking

organizing my thoughts

The Window Sill

Summer, more than any other season reminds me of my childhood in a time and place where you could expect to be invited into someone else’s kitchen for a cold glass of kool-aid when their mother noticed you looked bedraggled … Continue reading

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TToT: Misty, Water-Colored Memories Edition

It has been a bittersweet week here.  A friend got a diagnosis I wish I could change.  It makes me realize how fragile our relationships are for reasons far beyond our control (and lots of choices within our control as … Continue reading

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Mini Fruit Pies

My daughter made these for the 4th of July and they were delicious. I’ve been bugging her for more ever since. Mini Fruit Pies 1 pkg. pie crust mix (2 crusts) 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Instant Pudding 1 cup … Continue reading

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Cost of Living

When my kids became interested in Europe, they regaled me with the virtues of daily life in France or Germany including the idea of markets where the vendor you purchase from is the same person who grew or made the … Continue reading

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Too Close In

The Kansas State Capital has just undergone a fifteen year renovation.  My son worked in the Statehouse all spring with the Senate Minority Leader and told us how fabulous the renovations were.  Of course, he doesn’t remember a time when … Continue reading

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