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it’s a colorful world

It’s Mystery Quilt time again, thanks to Bonnie Hunter (quilter, teacher, blogger) and her annual quilt-along. I like the colors.  The quilt will end up being mostly blues and whites/creams, with touches of raspberry and mint green. I have no … Continue reading

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is something wrong?

I ask this question because I really want to know.   Because, well, cancer.  I think about less and less these days.  Those months of terror are in the rear view mirror and sunnier skies are ahead.  Whatever the future brings … Continue reading

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my life right now

When I am not exercising or going to physical therapy or sewing, I am resting (okay, napping) on the couch.  A lovely mindless Hallmark Christmas movie plays on the tv as I snooze, stretched out on the couch by the … Continue reading

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our tree

After much deliberation and a little bit of angst, we decided not to put up our Christmas tree this year.  We wouldn’t have had a lot of time to enjoy it because we are heading to Austin to spend Christmas … Continue reading

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gasbarro’s wines

Oh, does Banjo Man love to shop here! One Saturday afternoon while My French Friend Janou was visiting, we headed up to the city to Federal Hill for an Italian lunch and some Italian shopping and and Italian Wine Tasting. … Continue reading

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the wintry mix

Okay, I get it:  it’s winter. Sigh. So far we’ve had snow, sleet and rain.  And lots of wind.  The forecast is for a few inches of snow this afternoon and tonight and into tomorrow morning. Pretty puny storm compared … Continue reading

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turkey troubles and a lovely day

BEFORE: AFTER: Yes, we had a happy group around the table! We’d all had our doubts as to whether this would happen this year, but everyone pitched in and made it work!  I never even had to sit down on … Continue reading

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thanksgiving 2019

We’re ready!  Turkeys are in the oven and the kitchen is clean.  Wine is cooling.  Drippings standing by to be made into gravy.  Tablecloths have been ironed and the pumpkins are looking cheerful, as they always do. We wish you … Continue reading

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the next dak prescott

I’ve received the Funny Grandson’s Christmas wish list and, as expected, it’s all about Dallas Cowboys football and football jerseys.  He owns a Dak Prescott jersey and would really, really like another team member’s, too. The kid just finished up … Continue reading

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in pieces

My French Friend Janou brought the hardest jigsaw puzzle I’ve ever seen with her to Rhode Island. We spent several lazy mornings–and afternoons–patiently putting the pieces together.  Our wolf is gorgeous. I’ve never seen such unusually-shaped puzzle pieces, but we … Continue reading

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