April Craft Days Recap

April was supposed to be for making Mother’s Day gifts, but it seems like a few of the ladies are planning to keep their creations for themselves.  As always we had a wonderful time chatting around the messy desks.  This time it was particularly sweet, as our conversations centered primarily around the return of our […]

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Facing Conflicting Feelings After Deployment

If you read The Top 10 Ways You Know it Has Been a Long Deployment, you might have guessed that I am nearing the end of a 12 month stint of having my husband in Afghanistan. And, you would probably guess that I am elated at the prospect of having him home soon. You would be almost entirely right. […]

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Coincidence…I think not!

Before I started my Musings, I visited several web sites and blogs run by friends of mine.  I have a friend who is a faithful Christian woman, an awesome photographer, and even enjoys running.  It was on Dena’s Well House Photography site that I read “Our God is not a god of coincidences.”   How true […]

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Top 10 Ways You Know It Has Been a Long Deployment

About two weeks ago, a somewhat comical event occurred and the first thought that crossed my mind was, “Wow!  Now I know this has been a long deployment!”  After that, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I decided to compile a list.  Some are downright funny, a few are little sad, at least a couple are complete exaggerations, […]

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Just Keep Going

Every Spring, I think I am excited about running.  I completely romanticize jogging gently in the crisp air, alone with my thoughts while marveling at the re-birth of mother nature evidenced by that long-awaited green haze that emerges.  At West Point, each spring I would go along with a runner friend of mine.  After that first trip up to Stoney Lonesome, […]

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Consider the Lilies

Consider the Lilies, the Tulips and the Daffodils, the Snow Drops and the Hyacinths.  One of my favorite trips while we were stationed in Germany was to Lisse, Holland.  I certainly enjoyed the immaculately maintained gardens of the Keukenhof, but it was the bulb fields surrounding it that captivated me.  We saw and smelled Hyacinths blooming for miles in early April while […]

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