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Third Week in Beautiful Aruba!

We are in our third week in lovely Aruba – One Happy Island! The first week I mentioned we were on the 8th floor, second week on the 9th floor and the third and final week (sighs) on the 14th … Continue reading

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Week Two in Beautiful Aruba!

Week two in Aruba – we are now on the 9th floor. The view just keeps getting better. We are no longer on the sunset side. We face the pools and pool bar and restaurant. It’s still lovely! Here are … Continue reading

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More Views of Aruba!

In case you are just tuning in – we are in Aruba for three weeks. I can’t get enough of this beautiful place. We have been coming for nineteen years together but I first visited Aruba in 1986. It has … Continue reading

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How Often Should I Publish Posts on my Blog?

This question has plagued me continually since I began blogging. How often should I publish posts on my blog? I don’t know the answer, do you? I don’t think there is a strict rule about this. I think it all … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Weekend in the Mountains of New Hampshire!

We headed out on a glorious sunny Friday morning. The sky was a beautiful azure blue dotted with some small puffy clouds. It promised to be a lovely weekend for my niece’s wedding. We certainly all were praying for beautiful … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween and Vacation in Aruba!

This is a busy time of the year for me. This month has been especially busy. We have a family wedding this weekend, a book signing next weekend, a family member is moving any day now, and a trip to … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be an Indie Author?

I have been an Indie Author since 2013 and often asked myself this question. What does it mean to be an indie author? There are many things that come to mind. Some of them are positive while others are negative. 1. … Continue reading

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Autumn is Here!

Autumn is here! The skies are bright. The air is clear. What a sheer delight! Temps are dropping. Trees are changing. Time for fall shopping. Tree colors are rearranging. As I look around, it’s clear. This is my favorite time … Continue reading

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Odd Jobs and Characters with Sally Cronin

Check out this fascinating post about incredible Sally Cronin’s old jobs. She is an extraordinary person who is talented and creative and can do just about anything. Her odd jobs prove this fact. In her books she draws from her … Continue reading

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Where has time gone?

Days, weeks, months and years seem to be flying by! As we get older that is how it feels. I put in some of my flowers that are still beautiful to cheer you up as you think about getting older. … Continue reading

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