Category: Family

I feel like Adele…

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Hello, it’s me (Karen Jones). I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet (not really; flights are expensive). To go over everything (there’s been a lot since I last posted anything here). They say that time’s…

Family

Lilo and Stitch

I ran across this blog the other day. And I realized it was mine. “Wow,” I say to myself, “I remember this blog.” When did I quit putting anything on it that wasn’t related to books? When did I become…

Windows, a poem

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  The soul peers out to view the day, through bright, hazel windows. It sees the bright and the gray, all colors of the rainbow.   The soul searches, explores and learns, taking in all it can. Seeing God in…

Louisville Science Center

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You have to make your trips few and far between to really enjoy going to the Louisville Science Center in Louisville, KY. Luckily it had been ages since Allyson and I had been. We also took friends with us which…

A Thanksgiving Poem

In this time of true thanksgiving, I stop to think of how I’m living. Most days in pain, and not just physical. Slightly grumpy is too often typical. I do too little,¬†though I take on too much. I fall too…

So You Think You Can Make Me Laugh

Comedian Matt Bridges

I went out last night with my sister, Dorothy, to Diamond’s Pub and Billiards on Frankfort Ave. We met up with some more of my family. Does alcoholism run in my family? No. But funny does. We were all there…

A Rainy Day at the Louisville Zoo

Allyson and I went with friends to the Louisville Zoo this past Saturday. We haven’t been in so long that the polar bears and otters (two of our fave critters to see) were gone. They’re building a new exhibit called…

I’m Trippin’

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August 20th was a day like any other. The girls were in school, the husband off to a client’s, my fave songs on my iPod – I was ready to tackle the grueling daily mission that is the bane of…

Guilt Trips – How to Buy a Doll

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I realize your immediate reaction is going to be, “What does buying a doll have to do with traveling?” Just keep reading and it will all become clear. A couple of months ago, my niece, Sierra, became enamored of a…

Courtesy – It’s Not Common At All

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This past weekend, a very sad thing occurred. My husband’s grandmother died. Now, she’d had a great life and certainly great family. She was not young, although no one really knew her exact age, so it wasn’t a surprise. But,…

Birdwatching

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My daughters and I signed up for a birdwatching expedition with some avid birders from our church. A birder is anyone who loves watching birds, whether searching the world for one more sighting to add to their collection, or from…

Sierra Goes to Work with a Vet

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Not a veteran, but a veterinarian. A friend from church recommended someone and it all worked out. She works once a week and gets to handle all kinds of animals since this particular vet sees exotic animals. Sierra has had…