Lost Summer—Grief Between the Bookends of June and August

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! What good is seeing eye chocolate What good’s a computerized nose And what good was cancer in April Why no good, no good at all –What’s Good (The Thesis) from the 1992 album Magic and Loss by Lou Reed What Good Was Cancer in June  Why no good, no good at all……

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Oh Deer! It’s a Baby…

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! Drum Roll Please— BB Corn is Due to Arrive in October         Hello, hello blog readers! It’s Kaylah, the third member of the O Deer crew. I know I’m not heard from often anymore, but believe it or not, I’m still here— usually just behind the scenes these days. I’ve…

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Happy B-Day Gaia!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Celebrating Another Trip Around The Sun Gaia’s having another Birthday and I didn’t get her a Card, so she gets this instead. She is 24 glorious years young this year. My partner in business, my youngest and therefore always my Baby, she is always around to help me out, to make me laugh…

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Hoppy Easter

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Easter Bunnies Abound at O Deer I’m just doing an ever-so-quick post today to show off a bit of my Easter Decor. As usual, so busy. It’s been a good first quarter at O Deer Mercantile and that’s keeping me Hopping 😛 . Also, we’ll be hosting Easter dinner and Egg Hunt on Sunday, and…

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Happy Thanksgiving From O Deer Mercantile

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Thankful For… Today’s post will be short, and I hope, Sweet! I am Thankful for another year of ups, downs, sickness, health, tragedy and rejoicing. For life is inevitably made up of all of these and more. Last year I wrote a post called Thankful For… and listed all of the reasons. All…

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My Cup Is Full—Life Is Abundant

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! And I Am So Thankful… So often when I sit down to post, I am rushed and hurried, always a bit overwhelmed by the speed with which life comes at me. But—when I slow down and look around me—when I compare where I am now with last year or the ones before,…

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Florida Memories

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Note: Today’s Post is another from the archive of my former Blogger Blog, “A Glitch in Time”, that I recently took offline.  My Father passed away in December, 2015. I wrote the following Post in June, 2013 for him on the occasion of his Birthday and Fathers Day. This will be the second…

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Thankful For…

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! Counting Our Blessings in 2016   As we look forward to a traditional (for us) family Thanksgiving this Thursday, and the upcoming Holiday Season, I will allow myself to slow down for a few moments to reflect, to take stock of all we are blessed with as the end of this tumultuous year…

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Father’s Day 2016

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Remembering I would like to take this opportunity to wish all you Dads out there a very happy Father’s Day! For my family, this is our first Father’s Day without Dad (Papa to all of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the one great, great— little Gracie!). We miss him so! It is a doubly…

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O Deer! It’s Gaia’s Birthday…

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Happy Birthday to You! It’s Gaia’s birthday, so (being the proud mom that I am) I just wanted to do a short post to mark this event in her life. Born in 1994, she is celebrating her 22nd birthday. Besides being my youngest child, and therefore eternally saddled with the dubious honor of being my…

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Paint Chips

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!It’s 10:52 PM And all I can think about are paint chips…   Maybe because paint chips are the least stressful thing I can think of right now. I’ve been off work (Job #2) for a couple of hours, I have the day off tomorrow, and I am currently lying underneath a ridiculously fuzzy blanket.…

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy…

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Coping With Loss During the Holiday Season  It has still been less than a year since we started the O~Deer Website and a very hectic seven months since we opened the just-starting-to-take-off O Deer Mercantile Etsy Shop. I had grand plans for our first holiday season in this still new online home, and even…

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Almost All-Hallows Eve

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Have a Happy Halloween! No regular post this week— I am less than 24 hours from our annual All-Hallows Eve Barn Party and I am spread too thin. Besides my regular work and chores, there has been a barn to clean and decorate, and the yard to ready for the pitter-patter of the small…

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Welcoming Gracie!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Extending Family Ties Even as everyone seems to be welcoming Fall in such a rush, the late summer has brought busy times for those of us at O Deer Mercantile. The first Saturday in September was the Wedding Celebration for my sweet nephew Steven and his lovely bride, Megan. It was (after a flurry…

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