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Photo-a-day prompts, and merrymaking activities. This is the stuff of December this year.continue reading "Making merry"
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then consider this an 8,000-word essay on How I’ve Spent My Time Lately.continue reading "All manner of busy-ness"
Some days it’s all about appreciating the little things.continue reading "Lazy Sunday Afternoon"
Allow me to introduce to you our family’s poster boy for Crazy Things Happening: This is Neil. You may remember him from last July’s heart attack or the kidney stone two weeks later. Perhaps you know him from the broken wisdom tooth I probably never told you about in October, or the defibrillator surgery in […]continue reading "Best-laid plans…"
Last year at this time, in the context of doing taxes and spending nearly an entire week populating all of the months of 2011 in my financial spreadsheet, I said this: The good news is that I have been keeping the 2012 financial spreadsheet up to date since January, so there will be none of […]continue reading "Quotes from the past"
I think you’ll agree that my last few posts have been super meaty. Today, I could use a break from all of that thinking. And writing. So, I’m enjoying the arrival of spring (at last!) here in New Jersey. I have to admit seeing how utterly green Oregon was last week made me a little […]continue reading "There is no meat in this post"
One of the great things about blogging is that it keeps valuable records for me. For instance, I am able to verify that every single year since at least 2007, I have found March to be a particularly unlovable month. I wish I could say that all has changed. It would be lovely to say that in […]continue reading "March 19th: a photo essay"
I was kept awake all night by howling wind and rain pelting my windows. Oh, the yard looks calm now, but trust me. It’s wiiiiindyyyyyyyyy. Sure, most of the trees that have potential to damage the house (or us) fell victim to previous storms (one, two, three) or just randomly fell on their own (four, […]continue reading "Windy."
This afternoon, I crossed some pretty big stuff of of my list, and I am celebrating by allowing myself to drop in here for a few moments of blog time. I have this great little widget on my WordPress dashboard that shows me what I posted around this time in previous years. Usually there are […]continue reading "History repeats itself"
The theme of this week’s last-minute gift-making spree appears to be “squares.” There are charm squares in the quilt top, and my grandmother’s granny squares in the pillows and nearly-finished table runner. Squares and vibrant colors. Wheeee! Neil nearly had another heart attack* when he walked in last night and saw all of that color […]continue reading "Squares"