Dear Friends,

My heart continues to be broken by the division and hatred in our country. I chose the above image purposefully; I need to believe that the clouds will part and the sun will shine again very soon.

With that said, I know that I needed an escape from all the news this weekend and found it by watching a completely fluffy series on TV. I am not putting my head in the sand; we all have hard work to do, and I will do my part by, at a minimum, treating my fellow citizens with unqualified respect and kindness.  I will effort to be less judgemental, not being able to see the world through others’ eyes. 

I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Abraham Lincoln

At the end of the day, I want this space to be a safe space, a soft landing for you…as well as for me. We all need safe harbors, and I hope you will consider this space your safe harbor.

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A good diversion from the crazy for me has been to dive into my annual declutter. I am working in the kitchen right now and am curious about the magic that causes travel cups and mugs to multiply each year!

These easy to use Drawer Divider Holders made organizing my kitchen drawers simple. The result is drawer organization that works for me.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself as you declutter.

It’s a good time of the year for this hearty and nourishing Beef Soup.

Pair it with a loaf of this easy to make Herb Quick Bread.

It’s also a great time to watch a good movie and knit! One of my favorite knit blankets is this Half-Linen Stitch with Faux Fur Trim. I watched most of Vanity Fair over the weekend, and it was just good, entertaining fluff; exactly what the doctor ordered. I’ll be turning it back on shortly while I work on a new baby blanket…stay tuned!

Well, my loyal and strong friends, stay positive and stay kind.

Many Hugs,

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!


10 Comments

  1. Juanita

    January 11, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Lynn, I absolutely feel the same way. Our country is broken in so many pieces. The thought that keeps running through my mind is what are we leaving our children and grandchildren? I pray we find peace soon.
    Now, on to decluttering, I had told you I was working on my kitchen, well on the 2nd of January, I fell and fractured my wrist! Yep, trying to shortcut my workout, lost my balance and back I went. So that has put an abrupt to my decluttering for now. In a cast for 6-8 weeks, ugh. But I’ll get back to it eventually.
    Have a good time with your cleaning. Always makes me feel good when I accomplish a clean cupboard.
    Take care, and take time to just meditate to help bring peace.

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    • lynn

      January 12, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Hello, my friend.

      Yes, it does worry me for my children and their children. On the other hand, I do have hope that they might be able to fix the mess our generation has wrought.

      Oh my heavens, Juanita! I am so sorry to hear about your wrist. I don’t guess that there is much you can be doing right now, except watching TV and eating bon bons! I do hope you are being waited on hand and foot! Whatever you do, don’t turn the news on!

      Take care of yourself, my friend.

      Hugs,

      Lynn

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  2. Deborah Talbot

    January 11, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Your picture reminded me of a similar picture and accompanying scripture from another blog. The scripture is from Hosea 6:3 – “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
    Thank you for the quote from President Lincoln, we must not forget the lessons of history, and let their wisdom go unheeded.
    Thank you, Lynn, for this safe, soft landing place.

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    • lynn

      January 12, 2021 at 9:18 am

      Hi Debie, you would think that between the lessons in the Bible and the lessons of history, we would surely be doing better than we are now. Sadly, I don’t believe either of those sources of wisdom are being consulted too frequently. It is upon each of us to shine our light.

      And I am so glad to have your company in this soft landing place.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  3. Gyongyike West

    January 11, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    What welcome words! So many of us feel the same way but are so isolated lately because of Covid – 19 and the political climate. I also have decided to go to “places” that provide hope and comfort and I hope that it is reflected in how I treat others. Thank you for this opportunity to share. Take care and stay well!

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    • lynn

      January 12, 2021 at 9:16 am

      Hi Gyongyike,

      It certainly starts with each of us. I cannot even fathom how Americans can treat their fellow Americans as I witnessed last week…it is beyond me. There is no doubt in my mind that you are one of the ‘solutions’ and not the problems.

      Many hugs to you, my friend.

      Lynn

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  4. Debbie

    January 11, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Hugs to you too, I feel the same way, it is all so very sad. I hope we can come together and stop all this insanity!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

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    • lynn

      January 12, 2021 at 9:13 am

      Hi Debbie,

      It is surely going to take all of us to pull together if we are to get out of this mess. Hugs to you, my friend.

      Lynn

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  5. Joy Stegman

    January 11, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Best of 2021 to you, Lynn!

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    • lynn

      January 12, 2021 at 8:51 am

      Thanks so much Joy! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021 as well.

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply

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