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some notes in december

Good morning. It was 15 degrees here Friday morning.  That first mug of coffee tasted really good on such a cold winter day.  This morning I’m looking out my window at snow and ice.  Winter is here, for better or … Continue reading

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what’s new on the tree

No one had a better Saturday than Banjo Man.  He loves the tree. He so happily hauled the boxes of Christmas decorations from the basement and decorated.  I stayed on the couch, but I supplied the history of every single … Continue reading

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first snowstorm, hot soup and Hillbilly Elegy

A “nor’easter” hit last night.  We had plenty of warning, as the storm had trekked across the Midwest and the Mideast before hitting New England. At midnight we had 3″ of snow.  This morning there is about 6″, but we’ve … Continue reading

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the one you’re not getting

Here’s the Christmas card you’re not receiving this year. As you can see, the photo came out too dark when printed on the cards from CVS.  You can’t see Banjo Man’s face!  This photo was taken on our 50th wedding … Continue reading

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shopping in america

The week began Sunday with a hunt for lemons for Banjo Man and a visit to a fancy grocery store in downtown Westerly.  Unfortunately their lemons weren’t all that great, which was surprising.  I cut the trip short and headed … Continue reading

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come to mama!

Meet the new member of my Making-Dinner family. It’s huge.  It doesn’t look huge in this photo, but it is. See? This is a Gourmia 7-quart air fryer.  I ordered it from Kohls one morning before Thanksgiving.  They were having … Continue reading

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black friday, black saturday, etc.

Are you shopping online more than you ever have in your life? I am, and I thought I was pretty active online before Covid.  This past month I’ve found myself not only ordering Christmas gifts, but sewing supplies, toothpaste in … Continue reading

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my 2020 turkey let me down

My attempt at cooking a turkey breast in the crock pot was a disaster.  The breast was dry, the gravy’s flavor and consistency needed a lot of work, and it was all just so disappointing. Fortunately there were only three … Continue reading

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thanksgiving 2020

Table for three, please! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  I’m sure yours is as abbreviated as ours, although I hope you are in a place where that is not the case. In fifty years I have never NOT cooked something the Wednesday … Continue reading

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black friday week shopping?

How, in this time of Covid, are you shopping for Christmas?  I’d love to know. I would like to say I am organized, but I would be telling a big fat lie.  There is a box next to my desk … Continue reading

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