A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
December 19, 2019

Have Yourself A Very Thrifty Christmas Let’s face it, during this special time of celebration, there is an inordinate amount of waste! We wrap expensive gifts: trains sets that Dad “tests” and breaks before the kids get a chance to play with it; china that gets put in the cupboard because it’s “way too nice” […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
October 12, 2019

I have a friend…well…I wouldn’t call “her” a friend. I have an acquaintance…no…I wouldn’t call “her” an acquaintance. I think the label I’m looking for is, Nemesis. Yes, once my friend, now my nemesis. I met “her” Christmas morning, 2017. My son introduced us. Things started out well; she was so polite, kind, even helpful. […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
August 15, 2019

Deep Thoughts, Part 1 Since the Don of Thyme, man has searched for the deeper meaning of… stuff… and…junk. Myself? I’ve learned to not take things so much at face value: Spray on Hair doesn’t work for filling in “dead spots” in your scalp (but it works great if whimsy strikes and you want to […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
June 3, 2019

I got the invitation! It was beautiful, shining; Literally shining with all the gold detail—the much coveted summons. Lucy had been invited to Miracle’s birthday party. This was doggie event of the season and Lucy was going! “Lucy Goosey! You’re going to Miracle’s birthday party!” Lucy stared back and cocked her head. I held out […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
April 6, 2019

“Gotcha” I did it! I really, REALLY did it! I got my sister good! Many FAR readers know- or at least know OF- my sister Robin. If you know Robin, you are also probably familiar with her antics. Antics! It sounds like such an innocuous word. The “antics” my sister has pulled on me through […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
February 4, 2019

I’m going to BLOW YOUR MIND…ready for it? I’m NOT going to write about the cold weather, North Dakota winters, or the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival!   Determined not be predictable or take the easy way out by writing what is on everyone’s mind: THE RIDICULOUSLY COLD WEATHER, I tapped my computer pen on my […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
December 4, 2018

I clicked, “post.” After posting my congratulations to my son on his great…uh…accomplishment, I was muddled with amazement; why did I not know about this holiday? I wondered if I would have learned about, “Chris Day” without facebook? I had no idea there was a “Chris Day.” Then an alarming thought settled into my foggy […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
August 6, 2018

“This Summer is Simply Flying By!” “Tell me about it! Where does the time go? I have more things to do than I have time for; I’d like a little time to enjoy the summer. It’s really the best season for time travel.” We’ve all heard this exact conversation countless times. Well! It’s time for […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
June 9, 2018

Laughter, the Best Medicine She’s been at it again—my sister…Robin. I’m wondering how old the average, Far Above Rubies reader is? How many of you remember Reader’s Digest book/magazine? They had various humor sections that were made up of real stories, experienced by readers and submitted for publication. My sister could have gotten rich if […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
April 18, 2018

It’s been 8 months of winter and Spring is FINALLY here! In North Dakota, this means that temperatures are finally above zero and we can start to enjoy the No rattlesnakes. No tarantulas. No cockroaches. No hurricanes. The things we don’t have to deal with, that used to cheer me, placate me no longer! In […]

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