Just Pull Up A Chair

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It was an impromptu barbecue.
It was an unplanned grilling of steaks.
It was an afternoon and evening with most of my children.
Spouses and my sweet granddaughter were here as well.

Impromptu gatherings are the best kind.
As long as you have a stocked pantry, a meal can be whipped up in no time.
My husband wanted to grill steaks, so I went out and bought a few more for dinner.
I made two large side dishes of roasted fresh vegetables and a large salad.

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When The Task Becomes Complicated

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If you have been around young children, you have probably read a particular book.
Children love the story.
They find it very funny.
Adults find the story hits a little too close to home.

The book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, is written by Laura Numeroff.
She has written other books which delight children as well.
If You Give A Pig A Pancake and If You Give A Moose a Muffin are some other titles.
Children delight in the circular story that ends where it began.

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On The Back Of A Motorcycle

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Some people think of travel as an adventure.
Some people think of travel as simply going from point A to point B.
There are all different ways to travel.
No two travel stories are alike.

I always think that suitcases and mailboxes are similar.
Did you ever notice the various types of mailboxes you see on the side of the road?
Some people landscape around their mailbox.
I have seen beautiful clematis vines grow up and around the mailbox post.

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Stripes On The Wall

Everyone tends to wake up a little bleary eyed.
It takes a few minutes to really focus.
Those few minutes of being half asleep and half awake can be confusing.
Especially is you wear glasses or contacts, you may not be sure you are seeing things correctly.

That happened when I woke up.
I love the early morning light.
I love the soft glow of the sun on the country gold walls.
It is my favorite time of day.

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Setting Patterns

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Every time I talk to a young boy or girl of reading age, I ask the same question.
What book are you reading?
They know that they are going to get that question from me.
Often, I know the book they are talking about; sometimes they have to describe it for me.

The question is not just a talking point.
The question is not just small talk.
The question is an important one.
It is an important question because reading is important.

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