Those “rules”are very similar to the principles I live by, although I never thought to write them down. It did take me a long time to begin to live that way. It took me a long time to stop trying to live up to the expectations of others and to stop letting people step on me.

I’m curious. Where at the base of Mt. Rainier are you? WE came very close to buying a home in Enumclaw once, after living in Auburn for a few months. Unfortunately, my husband lost his contract job and we had to move back home to California.

Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 54 years. Central Coast of California.

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