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Christmas Memories

Many of my 48 Christmas celebrations have passed with little to make them stand out – but this year will be one I remember, because it is the first since Tom died where I feel a genuine sense of peace … Continue reading

27. December 2016 by tjsjohanna
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Life is Good

To wear a ring or not … I never supposed it would be such a topic of discussion and thought.  Before Tom died I was firmly on the side of remarriage.  I think life can be long and lonely and … Continue reading

27. August 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Thomas Wood – 1965-2014

A week ago I found myself trying on dresses.  It was the first time I had left my house since I had arrived there Monday afternoon.  As I stood among the clothing racks I had this sense of dislocation.  I … Continue reading

10. September 2014 by tjsjohanna
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This and That

Well, in our home summer has come to an end – the kids are back in school.  Here are some of the highlights of the season. Camping – Haley and I went to our church girls camp.  It was Haley’s … Continue reading

17. August 2013 by Johanna
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Living Through Our Children

I’ve always prided myself on letting my kids develop their own interests and making many of their own choices. I wasn’t going to be that mom that wanted her child to be Miss Popular because she wasn’t, etc. etc. I’ve … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by Johanna
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Return and Report

So I’ve been AWOL – not deliberately, but I haven’t felt like I have anything interesting to say, or I’ve been too lazy to get my pictures uploaded.  Still, lame excuse.  Going to try and post more regularly. This post … Continue reading

09. October 2011 by Johanna
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Random Stuff

So – it’s time to update the blog (my motivation for writing) Last weekend my parents, siblings, and all kids (with the exception of my youngest brother, Andrew, who was on business in Germany – lucky dog, but we missed … Continue reading

07. August 2009 by Johanna
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4th of July Trip to Utah

Tuesday morning Tom called me at work to say that his contract had ended (at least for now) and what did I think about going out to Utah for the 4th of July holiday?  I wasn’t happy to get this … Continue reading

12. July 2009 by Johanna
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This and That

Why is it so hard to focus on the positives??  Despite the fact that Tom & I had a good weekend (see below) and Tom had an phone interview on Monday (which was an answer to a specific prayer) – … Continue reading

21. April 2009 by Johanna
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Here we go again …

Tom called me yesterday afternoon on his way home – he has been laid off.  We have mixed feelings.  On the one hand, no one wants to be out of work – and we say that from experience.  On the … Continue reading

28. March 2009 by Johanna
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