What a Treasure

I must confess, this summer has been running away from me with too many fun and interesting things to do, and it’s kept me away from blogging, but I could not let the chance pass by to tell you about an extraordinary camping experience we had recently with, like, oh, about hundred other people. Yes, …

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Three for Thursday

I must confess that Easter is my favorite holiday, and one of the reasons is because it usually means warmer weather is on the way here in Western New York.  Yet, this is the scene outside my dining room window as I write... When will this cold snap end?  Where is the forsythia in bloom? …

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Time to Celebrate!

I must confess, I'm celebrating my Bloggiversary!  This week marks the six month anniversary of my blog, and I've done a little updating since you last visited.  Since beginning this endeavor back in September of 2017, I envisioned my blog as a way to amuse my family and friends with my 'sunny' observations and interesting …

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Five For Friday

I must confess, I’ve been feeling a ‘little’ ‘amazed’ lately even though it’s still January (see my recent rant on January) and still winter and I’ve been recovering from back to back illnesses the last two weeks.  I’m prepared to slap winter with my flip-flop and tell it to move on already.  But in keeping …

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Candy Land Experience

I must confess, playing Candy Land recently with my two grandchildren was quite an experience for me. My daughter and her three little ones came over for an early breakfast at the beginning of this week and the kids’ visit quickly transformed into a rapid succession games and toys with the theme “Which Toy Can …

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A Look Back at 2017

I must confess, 2017 was a pretty eventful year with some amazing, wonderful, and poignant memories.  Each New Year's Eve, my husband and I like to take a look back and reflect on the many blessings and experiences that comprised the moments of the previous year.  We typically sit down and go through my calendar, …

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Christmas Blessings

I must confess, I felt quite blessed this Christmas with the many gifts I received; not only the actual presents given to me, but the gifts of my family and the time we spent together for three days.  Yes, Christmas Day actually lasted for three days at my house!  My hubby and I hosted a …

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Waiting Joyfully

I must confess, I get swept up in the holiday season and not always in the best of ways.  My love of autumn, as I've written about previously, gives way to the post Thanksgiving checklists and the busy nature of the Advent/Christmas/New Year's season.  Decorating for Christmas, shopping for presents, baking cookies, planning dinners, and trying to …

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Expectations

I must confess, I have had to learn the hard way that having expectations has sometimes resulted in poor outcomes.  Take, for example, the fact that I love forget me nots and I would expect that I should be able to grow them on my windowsill, since they're just wildflowers.  Each time I see those …

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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

I must confess, this past weekend was filled with dozens of blessings and when one is truly aware of how many little gifts God sends to us, it's actually pretty easy to be grateful.  Having any trouble with feeling grateful?  Might I suggest a great book that helped me to be more mindful of my …

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: ‘Growth Spurts’ in Holiness

I must confess, this story does not end as well as I hoped it would.  I took my sweet niece to the movies yesterday to watch a beautifully animated story about a young girl's desire to become a ballet dancer in spite of great obstacles.  It was a lesson in overcoming difficulties to achieve one's …

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All Good Gifts

I must confess, I've always loved the Scripture from James 1:17, "...all that is good, all that is perfect, is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light..."  This past weekend there many "gifts" - blessings and experiences along the way in what was an extremely busy weekend.  Permit me to …

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I Was Going to Write Something Amazing…

I must confess, I was going to write something amazing, but I'm saving that for my next post.  In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a few facts about me, the Sunny Side of Me... as I am just starting this new endeavor and thought we should get acquainted.  I have always been …

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