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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
The Night of Chocolate Is Near
Posted Monday, January 26, at 12:31 PM
Good morning Rector. How is the new year treating you so far? Keeping up with all those NewYear's resolutions you made? I stopped with them many years ago. It was just too much pressure and I had enough of that without adding creations of my own. Now I just look back and count the advancements and accomplishments of the previous year. Believe me it is much more gratifying...

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The Magic of a Sunny Day
Posted Monday, January 19, at 12:48 PM

Well this day is certainly one to sing about. Here it is the middle of January, the sun is shining and it is already over 50 degrees. It is truly a gift and one that I accept gratefully. I could not help but smile as I drifted downstairs in search of my first cup of coffee. What a glorious way to start the day. See it is true. All those gloomy days we have had make this one even more bright and shiny...

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Sunshine Is Our Friend
Posted Monday, January 5, at 9:02 PM

What is this unusual glow that is all around us outside? It's leaking in all the windows and reflecting off the puddles. I know I've seen it before, but it's been a while. No wait, I am remembering now. I know! It is sunshine! Sunshine which has been a rare commodity in these parts for a while and it looks like it is going to stick around for a couple of days. ...

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Peace
Posted Monday, December 22, at 12:16 PM

It's a damp and dreary dismal December day and the next two days don't look much more promising. Poor Santa is going to need a rain slicker to start his journey But not to worry! Sunshine is supposed to come with the dawn on Christmas morning and stick around for a few days, at least in part. ...

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Rejection Survived
Posted Monday, December 15, at 12:15 PM

Good day, everyone. Looks like the predictions were right when a wet winter was predicted for this region. All the better for us pluviophiles, (lovers of rain). Sorry all you normal people. Of course "wet" seems to be much more dramatic on the west coast, what's left of it. At least it isn't terribly cold here. Yet...

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Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
Posted Monday, December 8, at 12:55 PM

Oh my! I staunchly refuse to start doing Christmas before Thanksgiving is over and then, well then there is only a month, 4 weeks, now less than 3 to get everything done, to listen to all those carols and songs I ONLY listen between Thanksgiving and Christmas. ...

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Hello Winter Again
Posted Monday, December 1, at 12:26 PM

Last night as I took my garbage can to the street, I tarried a bit to enjoy the balmy evening. The moon smiled down and a fragrant breeze surrounded me. The near 70 degree temperature of the day was lingering and it created a lovely evening which made the weather forecast seem unrealistic. ...

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Blowing Up A Storm
Posted Monday, November 24, at 12:54 PM

It was a little breezy here last night, in case you didn't notice. It rattled the windows in this old house until it woke me up about 2:30. My porch swing was banging into the wall and I had to go out and secure that. Whew! What a gale. Between the banging and rattling and whistling and whining, I was awake until sometime around 4:00. I was sort of amazed to see my shed still standing this morning. Not so cold today or the rest of the week, but the wind is still a bugger...

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First Snow This Season
Posted Monday, November 17, at 12:58 PM

Well, it wasn't exactly a whiteout condition, but we have our first snow. I always like this particular pallet of Mother Nature's. It's purifying in its own way. Even as skimpy as this snowfall is it changes the look of the world, covering some imperfections and modifying others. ...

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Bye, Bye Good Weather
Posted Monday, November 10, at 1:12 PM

This week we have had some excellent weather, cool but mostly sunny. I really like autumn, especially here. I know you have heard me say this before, but I absolutely love the sky in the autumn. Nowhere that I have ever lived have I ever seen the sky turn the deep dark blue it turns here in autumn. ...

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A Taste of Winter for Halloween
Posted Monday, November 3, at 12:40 PM

We are having a little taste of winter aren't we? Some people got freezing temperatures and some even saw and felt a little sleet over the weekend. Today I guess we are back to typical fall weather though. Cool is just fine for this time of year. It puts me in the mood for holiday festivities, warm fires and cozy evenings with hot drinks and who doesn't like a good excuse for a bonfire?...

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I Love Halloween!
Posted Monday, October 27, at 10:19 AM

We have had some spectacular fall weather this past week. I call it "not too weather". Not too hot, not too cold, not too rainy. Good days for walking or yard work. Good days for being in the fields or out shopping. Good days and nights for ball games, camp outs and tailgate parties, just good all around. ...

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Sunshine At Last
Posted Monday, October 20, at 12:49 PM

Good Monday morning to all. I hope your weekend was as glorious as the weather. It is amazing what a little sunshine can do for you after days and days of rain. Spirits can soar and cares can just melt away. Of course a margarita and some good Mexican food help too. ...

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Storms and More Storms
Posted Monday, October 13, at 10:14 AM

It has been a rainy week for sure. Not good news for the cotton farmers either. All that cotton was just ready to be picked last week and now the rain won't let them into the fields. Rain and stormy weather are on the weather map for several more days. I suppose this would be a good time to find those indoor chores and projects to do to keep busy...

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Thunderstorm Was a Wake Up Call
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 12:48 PM

Well, how 'bout that thunderstorm this morning? Nothing like a clap of thunder to scatter those dreams and pop open those eyelids. I decided that 4 am was not too early to have my first cup of coffee as I was awake anyway so I padded downstairs and put the water on to boil. ...

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What's Going On Around Town?
Posted Monday, September 29, at 12:24 PM

Ahh, the days are getting shorter aren't they? Morning now arrives while the darkness lingers and we know the sun won't stick around for long after supper time. I like this time of year when home becomes a cocoon of coziness and I long for a fireplace and I always keep a good book nearby. ...

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We Welcome The Weather of Autumn
Posted Monday, September 22, at 12:50 PM

Autumn has officially arrived. We have been gearing up for it for a couple of wonderful weeks. A walk in the morning or evening has been so very pleasant. Even at midday much of the time it has been mild enough to be comfortable. Those evening walks though are the best. ...

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Football is Back!
Posted Monday, September 8, at 1:30 PM

The lazy hazy crazy days of summer have morphed into the fast and furious days of autumn and Friday night football. Welcome back Rector Cougar Football Team. The air was certainly charged Friday night when David Hendrix lead the Cougars onto the field. Nothing seems to get the blood pumping and the spirit soaring like high school football. So let's get everyone out there to cheer them on...

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It Did Not Rain on Our Parade
Posted Tuesday, September 2, at 9:32 AM

Well, another Labor Day is behind us. The anticipation and excitement that precedes Labor Day here, and the energy and celebratory atmosphere that permeates the city during the entire 4 day weekend, has finally yawned and put itself to bed for another year. Today weary workers begin the task of cleanup and tally up and the rain that held off during the rodeo and most of the 5k and the big picnic day has arrived to wash the streets, freshen the air and settle the mood...

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The Quiet Before the Labor Day Weekend
Posted Monday, August 25, at 12:48 PM

Okay, summer is here, really here. I have gotten so spoiled this year by not having the customary really, really hot and humid weather in July, that now when summer is scheduled to be scooting out of here before long, I am in super whine mode with these triple digit temperatures. ...

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Christa is proud to call herself a Rector native having been born here. After living elsewhere, she just couldn't stay away! She has now lived in Rector for over 14 years. During this time, Christa has been very active in the community and is the one to go to for current happenings in the area.
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