Author Archives: martha0stout

About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.

Not Mutually Exclusive – One-Liner Wednesday

Just because you don’t trust someone doesn’t mean you don’t care about them. Something I realized while watching a show with my niece. Check out the original One-Liner Wednesday.

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Break Time – One-liner Wednesday

Have you ever been so tired that your nephew threatened to take away your laptop if you kept trying to do family history while that tired? This actually happens to me a lot. Check out the original One-liner Wednesday.

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Proper Tea – One-Liner Wednesday

Sitting here, listening to my nephews (from my two eldest sisters) discuss the correct way to make tea. Seriously, I’m listening to two teens and an 8-year old discuss all the many ways you can make tea, but which is … Continue reading

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Disappear – Snippet

There were times when Lila just wanted to throw up her hands in defeat, turn and then stomp away, but in the end, she never could bring herself to do it. This was supposed to be more, but I got … Continue reading

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Melting

So often I am worn out My mind or body or both Only still going from gravity’s pull Keep forgetting to stop Even as the rubber burns My sister recently reminded me that I have to step back from working … Continue reading

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Poverty is…

Crying in happiness when you first get chickens because now you don’t have to cry inside everytime you throw away any food that’s gone bad.

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Quality Time – Thankful Thursday

I’ve gotten to spend a lot of time with my sister’s youngest boy this week and I’m really glad. We’ve had a lot of fun and gotten quite a bit of work done as well. His siblings have spent the … Continue reading

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