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About chrissythehyphenated

I'm a 60 something wife, mom and grandmom who is homebound/disabled by severe hypersensitivity to chemicals. I fill my days with learning, loving and art. My favorite values are truth, generosity and gratitude.

MASCOTS: Last visit to the Botanical Garden

The movers come tomorrow and the Buzzers are simultaneously sad and excited about their move. If all goes as planned, they’ll be here at Casa Hyphen for a short visit in about four weeks!


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Book Recommendations

I am reading my way through this series and enjoying it very much. They’re medical murder mysteries with some G-rated romance and a touch of Christianity by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

  • Code Blue (2010)
  • Medical Error (2010)
  • Diagnosis Death (2011)
  • Lethal Remedy (2011)
  • Stress Test (2013)
  • Critical Condition (2014)
  • Medical Judgment (2016)

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Strong Enough

This is so good.

LYRICS: Strong Enough by Matthew West

You must
You must think I’m strong
To give me what I’m going through

Well, forgive me
Forgive me if I’m wrong
But this looks like more than I can do
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Bits & Bytes

2018_07 10 Fulton Sheen

McConnell Destroys Democratic Opposition To Potential SCOTUS Nominee

“Back in 1975, they assailed the nomination of John Paul Stephens. They said he lacked impartiality and opposed women’s rights … So these far left groups have been at the same scare tactics for over 40 years,” McConnell said. “We should treat this process with the dignity it deserves.”

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Stilton’s Seal of Approval

2018_07 11 Seals of Approval by Stilton

Per the cartoon above, we do expect Brett Kavanaugh to be dragged through Hell and high water before his eventual confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice.

But our real purpose in combining these two stories is to celebrate these two very different but deeply inspiring occurrences. The amazing rescue of a boys soccer team from a nightmarish, water-filled cave renews our hope for mankind in general. Support came from around the world to save these young lives, and the courage and sacrifice of those involved is humbling and awe-inspiring. Continue reading

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MASCOT UPDATE: Saying good-bye to the gardens

Mama Buzz took up gardening when they moved to Alaska six years ago. I used to love gardening, but it’s been many years since I was well enough to indulge myself in planting, pruning, and yanking weeds. So Mama Buzz’s garden was my vicarious garden too and she always kept me up to date with lots of pictures from spring to fall.

This is the last Alaska garden. I feel kind of sad. She’ll plant again as soon as they get settled in their new house, which is all reserved, yay! It looks a lot like this one on the outside, but is bigger inside, since they didn’t have Bootz when they moved to the north country.

Anyway, this week-end, Mama Buzz and the kids tidied up the Alaska gardens, got them pretty for the next tenants, and gave some flowers for remembrance to friends they’re leaving behind. (She always kept a pretty planted pot on the utility cover, but that pot is going with them.)


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Bits & Bytes

2018_07 Planned Citizenship

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Democrats are driving away so many voters with their evil, ugly behaviors that there is now an official movement called #WalkAway for people to tell their stories on social media.

I watched a LOT of the videos at the #WalkAway YouTube channel, but I don’t want to clog your feed embedding too many. So here are my two most favorites, followed by just the titles (and brief descriptions) of others I enjoyed, so you can find them at YouTube if they sound interesting to you.

The founder of the #WalkAway movement is interviewed on t.v. about why he left the Left and started the movement and how much hatred has been directed at him as a result.

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The Modern Democrat Party

The modern Democrat Party believes in arbitrary and capricious enforcement of laws.

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MASCOT UPDATE: Bootz is getting so big!

He climbed all the way up by himself.

2018_07 05 He climbed up by himself

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