Day 9 | Jan 9 | Paper


Paper, Priceless Paper

These used to be a common sight in a teenage girls backpack and notebook, i think now they are almost completely replaced by IMs and text messages. these are notes to and from my now husband when we were in high school.  each page a reminder of the fact that even 26 years ago we were silly and in love, much like today.

as i sit and read through them i can sometimes remember what was happening when they were written, there is the one that says simply ‘ i love you’, the one with the elaborate ‘font’,  the long drawn out 2 page conversation one night as we sat on his bed each reading a book on either end passing the page back and forth, getting sillier and sillier as we went.  and my personal favorite, the little ones with the times on them, that i sent with him the day he had internal suspension so he could open and read one for each of those long drawn out hours with nothing else to do.

I am glad we have these little reminders of those times, sometimes they seem so long ago, but a simple piece of paper can make them seem like yesterday.

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Day 8 | Jan 8 | Something beginning with ‘T’


of course i could have gone with the obvious ‘tara’ (that’s me!) but instead we have ‘together’ this is the first time in many years all 4 of us girls have been together.  we celebrated thanksgiving with mom and dad and in this picture we are just about to fall over we are in the middle of laughing so hard.  why were we laughing you ask, who knows, it is enough to remember the laughter itself and the joy of being together and no doubt being very very silly.

i love my sisters and i wish we could all get together a little more often with one on each coast and 2 in the middle it takes a lot of effort to get us all together in one place at the same time.

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Day 7 | Jan 7 | Street


this is the ‘street’ that i grew up on, and my parents still live on. This particular stretch is between their house and the barn and doesn’t get as much traffic as the mile stretch of gravel from their house to the 2 lane blacktop road


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Day 6 | Jan 6 | Mine

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These books are mine.   My copies of a book series i read a million times at my grandparents home.  They could take me away to many distant lands and teach me about different people and cultures.  i bought these on ebay a few years ago because i wanted to be able to see them and read them anytime i wanted, and now they also take me back to my grandparents hammock, or couch depending on the weather outside. there are very few better places to imagine yourself with a book in your hand.


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Day 4 | Jan 4 | The View From Here


This is my view right now, work is done for the day and the weekend has started… so I relax on the couch with my computer and the dog.  Real name Peaches, known lovingly as Piggy due to her curly tail, chubbiness and frequent snorting sounds 🙂

also a laundry basket full of clean folded laundry that needs to be put away 🙂

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