Life is Grace

discoveries of grace in my messy and imperfect, but blessed, life

We had to put our beloved 15 year-old cocker spaniel Fiona down last Wednesday, and our hearts are broken. She was my darling baby girl and the light of my days. The house is so empty now. We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile …

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    I think my migraines have totally addled my brain. I’ve had them all week, just when the A to Blogging Challenge began. I couldn’t find my blog on their Linky list, so I think I might have been removed for not posting. I DID post briefly yesterday about the Challenge, then removed my …

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my favorite little things

January 15, 2014



These are some of my favorite little things!

Fiona a a newborn puppy

Fiona a a newborn puppy

Mom and me (age 4) pickniking at Minnehaha Falls

Mom and me (age 4 ) on a picnic at Minnehaha Falls

My dad's WWII memorabilia

My dad’s WWII memorabilia

10th wedding anniversary flowers from George

10th wedding anniversary flowers from George

Hot coffee on a cold January afternoon!

Hot coffee on a cold January afternoon!

The stark beauty of Lake Superior in winter

The stark beauty of Lake Superior in winter

New books--Xmas gift from George

New books–Xmas gift from George

Fiona dozing on a winter afternoon

Fiona dozing on a winter afternoon

Four generations of Resch kids at the family reunion

Four generations of Resch kids at the family reunion

Daddy and me (1 year) "sledding" in the backyard

Daddy and me (1 year) “sledding” in the backyard

Party at Camp da Sabas

Party at Camp da Sabas

twins game with my nieces

twins game with my nieces

Meeting my new cousin Elissa

Meeting my new cousin Elissa

Dinner with Tom and Kristine

Dinner with Tom and Kristine

Fiona taking time to sniff the flowers...

Fiona taking time to sniff the flowers…

Memories of my mom and dad

Memories of my mom and dad

George and me on a Sunday afternoon at Kieran's

George and me on a Sunday afternoon at Kieran’s

As usual, credit for everything below–except my answers, that is–goes to the wonderful gals over at RevGalBlogPals. And I owe them a hearty “thank you” for giving me a some much-needed writing inspiration! I should mention that I did have my neck surgery last week and the surgeon said the procedure went “swimmingly.” I find …

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In happier news, the house is (mostly) decorated for Christmas! We finally got a pre-lit tree so poor George didn’t have to get tangled in the lights, swearing and cursing. Although watching him was one of the highlights of my holidays every year since we got married (nine years in October!!) I don’t think George …

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It was the best of times, it was (not quite) the worst of times… Among the best were our annual Resch Family Reunion, held at my cousin Verlys’ farm up in Pine City (she was living w/mom and dad and was the first Resch to see me!), a Sabas family picnic/Olympics at Resort da Sabas, …

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Emptiness Friday Five…..     This Friday five comes courtesy of Sally over at RevGalBlogPals! (You don’t think I could come up with something like this myself, do you?) I have been pondering this Friday Five over and over in my mind, but I am coming up with nothing, so I am wondering; what do …

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This is a short post, just an update on our baby situation. To make a long story short, we are no longer trying to get pregnant. As it turned out, I simply couldn’t handle being off of my fibromyalgia medications. My muscle relaxers, Advil, Excedrin, and trazedone (a sleeping medication commonly used to treat fibromyalgia) …

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This week’s Friday Five come courtesy of Singing Owl from RevGalBlogPals. She writes:   Friday, February 27, 2009 Friday Five: The Fork in the Road “I am at a life-changing juncture. I do not know which way I will go, but I have been thinking about the times, people and events that changed my life …

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