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Archive for December 2016

Gone Fishing!

With my book finally finished I’m taking a blog break this week, to smell the flowers–I do live in Florida, don’t forget. I hope you have and continue to have a wonderful holiday season, too, and enjoy the final days of 2016. Next time you hear from me, it will be 2017. Didn’t that happen…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Spirit of Christmas

“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” -Thomas S. Monson Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you, including your…

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Booklover Carols Revisited: A Tradition Gone Awry

Given the choice, would you rather have a book from me in June or new Booklover Carols this week? That’s what I thought. It’s December 20th as I write this, and I haven’t decorated my house. I haven’t sent Christmas cards. I haven’t baked a single thing. But I did just, and I do mean just,…

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Sunday Inspiration: Lasting Memories

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back at all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good or bad, are really what help keep a family together over the long haul.” -Caroline Kennedy I can…

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Sunday Inspiration: A loving family

“Always reward your long hours of labor surrounded by family.  Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success.” -Og Mandino It’s only two weeks until Christmas —…

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2016 and Me: A Year’s Worth of Posts

Can I say that a month by month look back at a year’s worth of posts is a tradition here? Even if I’ve only done it once? No? Okay, then this week, the tradition begins. Here’s my second recap of a year’s worth of posts on Southern Exposure. It’s always fun to look back, especially when…

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