Author Archives: is there any more pie?

montana came to lunch

Yesterday’s lunch had been planned for a month!  That’s what you have to do when five busy women want to get together for an afternoon by the lake. The weather cooperated, with sun and clouds alternating above our heads.  The … Continue reading

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it seemed like a good idea at the time

The Funny Grandson delights in discovering how things are made.  After two years of successful jam-making, he asked me if I knew how to make shredded wheat (I discovered later on that it was his favorite cereal and his parents … Continue reading

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happy father’s day

I had the very best father anyone could have had. I was so lucky. Happy Father’s Day to all of you fathers out there.  May your sons and daughters appreciate everything you’ve done for them and may your day be … Continue reading

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Can you spot the geese?  There were about twenty adults and babies on the beach yesterday afternoon.  I can’t imagine what they were finding to eat, but they seemed to enjoy the pit stop before plopping back into the lake … Continue reading

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purple soup and the pie hut

I must be back in Idaho if I am having lunch at the Pie Hut. Be still my heart. So why is sweet potato soup purple, you ask?  I have no idea.  Are there purple sweet potatoes in this world?  … Continue reading

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anne with an “e”

I watched all seven episodes of season 1 on Netflix this week.  What a wonderful production!  I cannot recommend it enough.   I don’t know how long we’ll have to wait for season 2, but I hope it won’t be a year.   … Continue reading

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no pants, no dill, no sun

Let’s address the “no pants” situation first, shall we?  Just so you don’t think I’m walking around the house in my underwear…yet.  For some insane reason I didn’t put my leggings or jeans in my suitcases and instead packed them … Continue reading

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groceries and giggles

Tuesday evening found me spending 4 hours in the Chicago Midway airport. I don’t recommend it. But in one of the gift shops I spotted this book.  Hilarious, right?  I didn’t buy it, but hope to find it in the … Continue reading

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leavin’ on a jet plane

Remember that song from Peter, Paul & Mary?  How I loved it. Anyway…back to the present…that’s what is happening later on today.  I’m leaving on a jet plane for the lake, for the mountains, for the music and the food … Continue reading

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We have leaks, so it’s time to think about replacing our 27 year old kitchen plumbing, and that means under the sink, along with the actual sink and the faucet. So we went to the fancy plumbing store Saturday morning.   … Continue reading

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