Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Bird Vine

This morning, as I fixed Danny’s coffee, I watched the birds line up on the fence to take their turns at the feeder on our back porch – wrens, finches, sparrows, doves. In the summer, when bugs/seeds/blossoms are plentiful, I … Continue reading

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A Growing Family Tree

We have always thought our immediate family to be large with six siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. But, three weeks ago our brother-in-law, Joe Shepard, revealed an extensive family tree on our mother’s side of the family. We … Continue reading

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Another baby update

The midwife visiting Amy at home yesterday, after 4 days on bedrest. The proteinuria is gone. Yea! The baby’s head is down and in position; weight about 5 pounds. Amy still needs to take it easy and work only half … Continue reading

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A new baby/Amy update

Wellll, as you know Amy went to her midwife appointment on Wednesday and said all was well. However, she was phoned on Thursday and told to hit the bed. Although her blood pressure is fantasticly normal, the protein level in her urine … Continue reading

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Trees, trees, trees

Yesterday I got sidetracked. “Majestic Redwoods” started out as “I Love Trees.” I meant to write about loving trees after being inspired by the huge sycamore tree leaves in our front yard. (That is just one big leaf I’m touching.) … Continue reading

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Majestic Redwoods

In 1913 Alfred Joyce Kilmer wrote:  I THINK that I shall never see   A poem lovely as a tree.      A tree whose hungry mouth is prest   Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;      A tree … Continue reading

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Baby Update

Amy just called me on her way back to work from the midwife appointment. All is well. Hooray! However, she was horrified to learn that she had gained over 4 pounds in two weeks. Considering that she has only gained … Continue reading

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