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Today I Love Making Pie

Pies will be made!

Today I love making pie and bread and even just making pastry. I love that things that frustrate me in my kitchen may cause me to feel like I'm losing for a moment or two but then I remember that time and attitude are on my side and nothing can withstand the power of my attitude over time. I love that...


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Today I Love Happy Teapots

All the good things ...

Today I love happy teapots, which are tea pots that make people happy. I love that, although it has a leak in it, I have the old orange enamel, tinware teapot that my family used for years for our evening tea. I love that somewhere in my boxes of stuff there is a teapot that came from my last house and was the resident, stoneware...


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Today I Love Talking To Friends

A good book

Today I love talking to friends, especially friends I didn't know I had. I love that I had a chat last night with one of the gentlemen who started our folk festival 45 years ago and we laughed a fair bit more than strangers usually laugh and it was a good talk and I set up the opportunity to interview him in the coming days and...


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Today I Love The Mounting Clouds

Marching cloud overseers on their way

Today I love the mounting clouds that have piled themselves up in stacks and are walking eastward across the northern horizon. I love the way they billow and float, seeming to glide effortlessly, and in fact that is what they are doing, wraith like and mysterious in their appearance of substance when they are little more than fog that has risen far above the...


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Today I Love Folk Everything

I like it when the kitchen is clean

Today I love folk everything, like art and music and crafts and food. I love preserves so much that I leaf through my pickling recipes and read them like the pages of a novel. I love folk art and I especially love the stuff with funny oddities in it that make me say, "What???" I love that folk art looks like anyone could...


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Today I Love The Symphony Of The Storm

Stormy contemplation by the veggies

Today I love the symphony of the storm, the rolling drums of thunder, the constant sighing of the strings of rain, the delicious brassy wind that plays on the emotions, and underneath it all, my own part, the calm yet constantly attentive joy that colors it all and helps to brings the night time to life when a raging bout of weather comes...


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Today I Love Saturday Market Day

There seems to be blueberries in my home ...

Today I love Saturday market day when we get to go to our beloved farmers' market and make the beat of the way things are in the new reality. I love that there are so many things that we still get to do and I especially love that we now have a drive to relish those things even more than ever...


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Today I Love Garden Glory

I'm imagining how magnificent these are going to taste.

Today I love garden glory, the kind that comes when the first tomatoes come in out of the tomato patch and I once again feel like I have accomplished something spectacular, though really all I did was choose a spot for them to grow and then someone else, far more diligent than I, made sure they were watered regularly, but they are still...


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Today I Love The Quiet House

How quiet it is here this morning ...

Today I love the quiet house and the gentleness of its presence this morning. I love that it is comforting and calm, even though it needs about a week of attention from me in the cleaning department and I just keep finding other things to do that cause me to put that off, but the other things aren't unimportant and so...


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Today I Love Sudden Determination

On the road with coffee soon ...

Today I love sudden determination, like when I suddenly decide I'm done looking for some part for something and I'm either going to make the part myself or fix the one that's broken. I love when I can keep something out of the landfill. I love when I make replacement parts that are better than the originals. I love when I use materials that...