New Adventures

New Adventures

In keeping with the theme I started some time ago about ripples in our lives, I thought I would share the latest “wave.”  We have begun what some call “simple church” which really means church in our home.  After 40+ years of leadership in a traditional church setting, we are testing the waters with a(…)

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Spammers…again

Spammers…again

From the I Needed A Laugh department. This afternoon I got a spam e-mail that looked very official, from “Chamberlain College of Nursing” that spelled the college name as Chamerblain in the “from” line. Yeah, that’s the kind of educational institution I want to work with… If they can’t teach English, spelling, or accuracy, would(…)

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Singlehandedly

Singlehandedly

Three weeks ago I rolled my Ford Explorer not far from home. Thankfully we were all wearing seat belts and nobody was seriously injured. Four of us walked away from the wreckage bruised and sore, but alive. We are grateful to guardian angels and seat belts. My biggest injury was a wrist fracture. At the(…)

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Don’t give up

Don’t give up

Yesterday was our anniversary. Thirty-eight years of marriage. Seems impossible that it’s been so many years, but the calendar doesn’t lie (and neither does the mirror!). By the standards of my generation, we are a mystery, an anomaly. Some would say we’re the “lucky ones” but we know luck had nothing to do with it.

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  1. Susan West: Love you Rose, congratulations!

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Watching my junk mail change

Watching my junk mail change

I guess our credit rating must be rising, judging from all the credit card acceptance pitches we are getting every week. It keeps our shredder busy, but the chickens like using the shredded paper for their bedding. I haven’t actually checked our rating, I just assume since banks want me to take their credit cards(…)

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Do we dare to hope it’s spring?

Do we dare to hope it’s spring?

Oh, the joys of sunshine and warm temperatures! After all these dreary, overcast and downright COLD months, to have bright sunlight is such a treat! Some of us thought spring would never get here, and we’d be subjected to endless newscasts about mass burials of robins and spring peepers who froze in the freak snowstorms(…)

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Lyme marches on…

Lyme marches on…

I’ve been trying some new therapies in my battle with lyme disease, as well as digging into some research published online. I am so eager to feel “normal” again, to have my mobility back. To be able to climb the stairs without struggling. I can live with the tendonitis pain, but it’s the muscle issues(…)

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Ripples: My Approach to Life

Ripples: My Approach to Life

I’ve become accustomed over the years to being at odds with life. It’s not something that happened to me all at once, but rather gradually as I was introduced to new ways of thinking. Each wave of “new thinking” was explored and considered, and led me to another wave. All the waves were related to(…)

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Blurring the lines

Blurring the lines

I don’t read as much as I used to. Growing up, I was a bookworm. I read encyclopedias for fun! I was always reading, and the ladies at the public library knew me by name. My mother used to give me grief for always having my nose in a book. But I can’t tell you(…)

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  1. Karen Poe: I know what you mean! When it comes to reading the fine print on medication bottles, I give up! The…

    • Rose Bowen: Thanks, Karen! And think of how important the words on the medication bottles might be to us! I have noticed…

  2. Susan Beachley West: I also love to read. Books are harder to read for me to read also so I've adjusted. I read…

    • Susan Beachley West: ...and proof reading is something I need to work on................ugh!

      • Rose Bowen: LOL. I think our fingers fly before the brain can catch up!

    • Rose Bowen: YES! It's one arena where computers are so handy. I can make the font as large and as dark as…

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Why I Don’t Make Resolutions

Why I Don’t Make Resolutions

Someone called and asked what I was doing to ring in the new year tonight. “Going to bed early!” was my response. Despite staying up to “watch the ball drop” over several New Year’s Eves, I have never enjoyed the hoopla. That stuff just bores me. And now that my kids are grown, I enjoy(…)

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