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sabbatical

Balance Rock

Things are starting to get better in my world. I’m done whinging 🙂 My colleague and friend is also on sabbatical, and he came to visit us in Massachusetts. We had several great days of cooking, movies, yakking, and hiking. My daughter-in-law, Lauren, had told me about https://www.alltrails.com/ a few years ago so we opened […]

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Family

Easter 2020

Gotta admit. That was one of my favorite Easter Sundays ever. No fancy dresses, no muss no fuss. I woke up at the crack of 10 am (how lazy can one get?) so I’d be ready for 10:30 Zoom church. A few minutes later, Zeb called and we got to talk with Zeb, Bri, Mollie […]

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Friends

The Incredible Timing of Time With Friends

Looking over the past few years, today would have been the last day on the slopes for us this season. I’m wearing the shirt I generally wear while snowboarding in honor of the day, but in reality we’ve been off the slopes for almost a month now thanks to our stay-at-home status in New York […]

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blogging Family

2020 Starts With Change

While I’ve been mostly silent on the blog for a few weeks, my life has been anything but quiet. During this time, I’m reminded that I am a small piece in the part of a very large play in life, and everything happens for a purpose. To be honest, this might be a very boring […]

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Family

Beer and Carols 2019

Now that sounds like fun! One of my favorite finds here in Massachusetts is the monthly Jazz Vespers service at Zion Lutheran in Pittsfield. I should blog about it sometime. When I can’t make it live, I love watching along on their Facebook page. The church has lots of events I’m never around long enough […]

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Family

A Birthday to Remember

Two funny things happened the week of my birthday. Not funny like ha ha, but funny in ironic timing. My birthday was the lucky Friday, December 13.

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Family thankful

Online Church Services

I took this screenshot many months ago (you can tell because Lauren is still pregnant here). And it’s low resolution since it’s a screenshot but I’m still thankful enough to share it. We are frequently traveling so calling a particular church “home” is a bit tricky. I also, until recently, worked on Sundays (my choice, […]

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thankful

Hikes with Family and Friends

Hikes are great. Friends are great. Family are great. Put them together? Perfection!