Jun 3, 2021

May Progress and June PowerSheets Goals

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If not for June,My memories of Winter in December…With a wish to witness,The freshness of Spring March would bring…Would not still remain so vivid.As if only yesterday visited.If not for June.– Lawrence S. Pertillar June, I am grateful for you. This season brings many treasures: a first dip in the pool, vegetables ripening in the garden, pockets full of honeysuckle, and summer adventures. And it also brings reflection as we near the mid-point of the year and consider what matters…

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May 5, 2021

April Progress and May PowerSheets Goals

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The month of May, the merry month of May,So long awaited, and so quickly past.The winter’s over, and it’s time to play.– Thomas Dekker, 1632 This is the month! We get to watch the garden come alive, and it’s such a thrill. My peonies have put on a show and the kids have loved watching the tomatoes, corn, peaches, and lots of other garden treasures grow. What a season! A quick review of April: April Monthly Goals:— Plant the gardens…

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Mar 29, 2021

March Progress and April PowerSheets Goals

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood Mission accomplished! I’ve been digging in the dirt for a few weeks now, preparing the soil and tracking a bit too much of it back into the house with me. I have been (literally!) cultivating. There’s something about preparation time that lights my soul on fire. The hard work and anticipation add up to hope. This is the season to plant seeds in…

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Mar 2, 2021

February Progress and March PowerSheets Goals

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“I wandered lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o’er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”– William Wordsworth, Daffodils Hello, March! This is the month we’ve been looking forward to—the month we get to start our seeds, celebrate 15 years of marriage, and see the earth come alive once more! The camellias are blooming and we had our first daffodil this week—spring…

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Feb 1, 2021

January Progress and February PowerSheets Goals

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The sun rides higherEvery trip.The sidewalk shoesIcicles drip.A snowstorm comes,And cars are stuck,Though road salt fliesFrom the old town truck.The chickadeesGrow plump on seedThat Mother poursWhere they can feed,And snipping, snippingScissors runTo cut out heartsFor everyone. – February by John Updike We have, indeed, seen a bit of snow and many-a-chickadee lately at our feeders! Aside from flurries and winter birds, though, my favorite thing about January is the paperwhites. Each year on my birthday (at the end of December),…

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