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Looking for Signs of Spring

Looking for Signs of Spring

With 2020 now behind us and 2021 starting out a bit rocky, I’ve been thinking about the arrival of Spring.  We’ve experienced heavy rains, landslides, and flooding locally.  Nationally, the continuing impacts of the pandemic, the fallout of our election last fall, and...

Baking a Cake

Baking a Cake

One of my earliest childhood memories is from when I was about five years old.  Like all early memories, this one is a little fuzzy, but my daddy has told me that it is a real memory and has reminded me about it over the years. Our very first house was really small...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Can you believe it is finally 2021!   Looking back on this past year, it is hard to believe that we’ll ever forget it.  Will it become a distant memory or will we always remember this as the year of the pandemic?  In the future, will we think of it as a major historic...

Milestones

Milestones

I’ve been thinking about milestones this week.  Our lives can have many different milestones.  When we start kindergarten, graduate from high school, college, leaving home for the first time, starting work, getting married, or having kids, all of these are considered...

So this is Christmas?

So this is Christmas?

Travel restrictions, mandates for smaller groups, quarantines, no in-person church - this is the holiday season that wasn’t.  But at least we finally have a vaccine now!  It just wasn’t quite in time to make Christmas, well, Christmas. Nothing is the way it has always...

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

I’ve decided that the day I experienced for Winter Solstice on December 21st is like a picture of 2020.  The day included high hopes and dreams, canceled plans, lots of turbulence, and broken records. My plan was to see the once in a lifetime Christmas Star.  ...

Beyond Oyster Dome

Beyond Oyster Dome

Last weekend when I wanted to hike, my husband didn’t want to do any climbing so we stayed on the level path near the river and were rewarded with views of the mountains.  This past weekend we had unseasonably warm weather (for December) and it was 58 degrees and...

Making a Plan when you can't plan

Making a Plan when you can't plan

Lately, I’ve been getting asked two questions at work, “When are you retiring?” Followed by, “What are your retirement plans?”  The answer to question #1 is easy, March 28, 2021.  The answer to question #2, well, not so easy. Before the pandemic, I think I had a...

Choosing Contentment

Choosing Contentment

Philippians 4:11b - …” for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” If November, with the fears related to the pandemic, the election season, and a canceled holiday was a crazy anxious time in my own life, then December is turning out to be a season...

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  • Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
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