Another Round of Poison Ivy

Despite my best efforts to avoid poison ivy, I suffered through another round of it at the beginning of June.  I think I touched some poison ivy when we were spreading mulch at John and Jackie’s.  I noticed the rash starting on my arms a couple of days later.  As soon as the blisters started, …

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Uptown Westerville Farmers Market

Last Saturday Tom and I visited the Uptown Westerville Farmers Market for the first time.  I’ve always loved the idea of Farmers Markets.  It makes me think of old-time market days where everyone in a village goes to the market to sell or buy.  In my imagination, you can buy the freshest produce or yummiest …

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Rainy Day Bike Ride with Friends

Over Memorial Day weekend, Tom and I took a rainy day bike ride with friends Sherrilyn Wilson and Pat Prosser.  Sherrilyn has been a friend since high school and she was in Ohio visiting her mom.  She and Pat live in Flagstaff, Arizona, so we have to get together when we can.  They were both …

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Dames Rocket, aka False Phlox

On our recent evening with Pete and Cathy, we stopped to look at some beautiful wildflowers.  Cathy mentioned that someone had told her they were phlox and she asked me if they were.  I assured her they were, indeed, native phlox.  Wild phlox look very different from the creeping phlox that are used for garden …

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Pastoral Duties Fill a Weekend

Pastoral duties filled last weekend.  On Saturday I presided at the graveside funeral for a long-term family friend in Benton Ridge, Ohio.  Sunday I preached two services at Wedgewood United Methodist Church in Akron, Ohio.  They were definitely good days where I felt like I was doing what God wanted me to do.  But they …

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Central Ohio Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild

On Facebook I belong to the “Central Ohio Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild” group.  I also belong to the “Addicted to Knitting”, “8-Shaft Weaving”, “Macomber Loom Owners” and “Kromski Fun” (spinning wheel) groups.  So I get my share of posts about what is going on in weaving, spinning, and knitting.  Facebook is a good resource …

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