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fifty years later

Yesterday Banjo Man had a lot of errands to do, so I convinced him to leave work early and do his errands in the early afternoon so I could go along for the ride. I hate to keep harping about … Continue reading

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what’s happening in the kitchen

Definitely not cooking. This was a quilt I made last winter from a Kaffe Fassett pattern.  It was fun to put together, though I had to get creative as to the fabrics I used.  I had resolved to use what … Continue reading

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on the wall in 2020

It’s actually more colorful than the photo shows.  This space above the stairs used to display an antique quilt top, one I’d also framed and hung above the couch in our old Idaho home.  It finally disintegrated from sun damage … Continue reading

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first date

I think I’ve posted before about my fondness for January 12. This year is the 50th anniversary of our first date. We can’t believe we’re this old.  I guess as long as we don’t look in the mirror today, we’ll … Continue reading

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saying goodbye to 2019

Oh, how glad we are that 2019 is over! At this time last January we began packing up the kitchen, living room, dining area, pantries, closets and bedroom in preparation for the unexpected remodel.  We spent the winter living in … Continue reading

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the color purple

Almost everyone I know is hurting:  hips and knees and backs and everything in between. So consider this a public service announcement, because this solution never appeared on my Google searches regarding sciatica. What solution, you ask.  A new mattress!!!! … Continue reading

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2020 and what’s for dinner?

We’re home again, after a wonderful holiday season in New Orleans and Austin. It’s time to catch our breath and talk about diets. Oh, dear. Our son Will mused that his father might have two stomachs, like a cow.  Because … Continue reading

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christmas eve 2019

Merry Christmas, y’all! We are in Austin and loving our quiet holiday week with the Texas members of the family. As I write this Banjo Man is chopping the onions, green peppers and celery for Thursday’s gumbo.  Son Will is … Continue reading

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lovin’ the gumbo

When you need a bit of a break from winter. Flying into New Orleans. When you need holiday spirit. When your best caregiver and cheerleader gets hungry. When you need music every day. We spent part of Tuesday afternoon  at … Continue reading

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snow day

When it’s snowing and Banjo Man has put Texas two-step music in the cd player and your mother is making blueberry pancakes… YOU DANCE!!!!! Oh, the joy of it!  Years ago I arranged two-step and swing lessons for my sons, … Continue reading

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