Category Archives: Life

An Update on Autumn’s Egg Sacs

Last fall, I had the pleasure of observing the life of a large black and yellow garden spider who had built her web just outside my kitchen window.  I named her Autumn.   She was a joy to watch and I … Continue reading

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Life Update in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In early January of 2020, I lost count of how many bloggers who wrote posts that said 2019 wasn’t a good year for them, how they were glad to see it go, and and how they were looking forward to … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Four

I am glad to be finishing up this series today.  As I said in the last post, this is a topic that has not been easy to write about and I’ve wanted to hit delete a thousand times.  When I … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Three

I’ll be honest and tell you that I have not wanted to finish this series.  I contemplated deleting the other two posts and not revisiting this subject again.  And I still might do that.  It’s one of the hardest things … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From a Garden Spider

I cried today when I found the dead body of a garden spider friend I’ve been watching every single day for the past two months or more.  I called her Autumn.  And after finding Autumn’s little deceased and crumpled body … Continue reading

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The New Egg Sac

This fall, I have enjoyed watching our resident garden spider (I call her Autumn), who decided to make her web right outside our kitchen window.  About a month ago, Autumn, who was nice and plump, made an egg sac.  You … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Two

As you can tell by the title above, I’m posting about a difficult and very personal topic but an important one.  If you’re interested in reading Part One, you can read it here.  I discussed in Part One how I … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part One

It took me a good long while to decide that I was going to write this post.  I’ll just say upfront that it was difficult.  Why?  Because it’s a very personal topic.  I wasn’t sure what exactly to title this … Continue reading

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Spider in the Window

Several weeks ago, we awoke to a rather large black and yellow garden spider and her rather ornate web stretched outside across our kitchen window.  The web was anchored to the window and to the adjacent screen of our screened … Continue reading

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February Ramblings

I’m sipping on some hot peppermint tea and gazing outside my window.  It’s raining.  Again.  (Insert big sigh).  The wind blowing the heavy rain against the bedroom window woke me around 3 am.  Our front yard is looking more and … Continue reading

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