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Aileen's Thoughts · 1d ago

Friends

Everybody wants to find a really good friend or two, and while I do have a some very wonderful local friends, I've also been blessed with a small group of literary besties. It has been my go...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1W ago

Grandparents Day, The Deer and Turkey Expo, and a Book Prize

This past week we celebrated Grandparents Day at the Independent Studies division of Mansfield Christian School. I usually volunteer in some capacity, and taking pictures of all the grandpar...
Aileen's Thoughts · 2W ago

A Dog, A Groundhog, and A Cat

Whew! Today's post is running a little late, but it was kind of crazy last week. Emily had choir rehearsal and church on Wednesday evening, the band/choir gala on Thursday evening, and Speec...
Aileen's Thoughts · 3W ago

Breakfast, Rocks, and Painting

This past week Emily and I volunteered at The Flamin' Hot Breakfast. The Flamin' Hot Breakfast is the fundraiser for our home school branch of Mansfield Christain School. Emily always signs ...
Aileen's Thoughts · 3W ago

The #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge

As you all know, I love writing contests and challenges. Not only are they fun to see if I can adhere to strict guidelines, but they are a great way to improve my writing. This latest challe...
Aileen's Thoughts · 4W ago

It's Winter Still

That warm spell last week gave me a false sense that spring had arrived. I worked in the yard cleaning up leaves and debris. I even opened the windows briefly. But all good things come to an...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

Big Adventures

When you hear the term "big adventure" what do you think of? Do you think of a cruise of a lifetime, moving to another state with no job, or perhaps starting a family? Yes, those are definit...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

Ada Lovelace and Penguins

When you read this, Emily and I will either be getting ready for our Library's 17th Annual Chocolate Lovers Bake Off or we will have learned the outcome. I promise to let you know next week ...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

The Second Annual Valentiny Contest!

I don't know about you, but I adore contests, and I am definitely eager to participate in one hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. This one is the Second Annual Valentiny Contest, and the entire ...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

Valentines, Visitors, and Various Other Stuff

This past week could be called the week of V's. Since we are nearing Valentine's Day, Emily and I have been working on some heart art. First, she drew and colored a fantastic adult coloring ...