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Thanksgiving

Well, real life intervened, and now advent is just around the corner, but here’s a quick “catch-up” list of things I’m thankful for: a beautiful sunset leftovers line-dried laundry jazz on the radio people who love me when I’m less-than-loveable unexpected Thanksgiving guests Sunday afternoon naps warm autumn sunlight on my face Swiss chard rescued…

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..that each day is a new day.

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Baby bok choy from the farm harvested before the big frost…

Pumpkin Scones

I had a hankering for pumpkin scones this morning, and a little quick Googling turned up several options.  The problem is, all the recipes call for 1/2 cup pumpkin, or 2/3 cup pumpkin or something like that. Pumpkin puree comes in 15-oz cans, which is about 2 cups.  Freezing the leftover pumpkin or putting it…

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Thankful today for grace, lots and lots of grace…

Discomfort

I don’t know how to say this and make it come out right, but I’m thankful that my bubble of privilege and plenty has been broken.

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Thankful for lots of soup in the last few weeks: Portuguese Greens Soup Carrot Soup Minestrone Pumpkin Soup with Peanut Butter (made with carrots instead of sweet potatoes, just as delicious 😉 )

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Thankful for warm wool slippers on a chilly morning…

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Thankful for the fragrance of German Apple Cake baking in the oven, so wonderful both to smell and to eat!

The communion of saints

This is a strange one to be thankful for…  I’m not even exactly sure what it is. It pops up at the end of the apostles’ creed along with the much more touted forgiveness and resurrection.  There’s no explanation, no rationale; it’s just there. It’s not a phrase I often think about, but it’s crossed…