Category Archives: family

notes from the past week

My week started on Saturday with *the best* muffins from Harley Chick, who arrived with her homemade treats and a friendly face. I needed both. She helped me pack up china at Mom’s house (which is about to get a … Continue reading

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flurry of activity

This morning I told the contractor I loved him. And I meant it. Jim had just told me that he had put “painting the walls” into the bid the insurance company had approved. That prompted my declaration of love, which … Continue reading

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what a weekend

The brothers had a great weekend together. They unloaded stuff from the basement and loaded up the shed. They went to the dump. They talked and laughed and got stuff done. We went out for seafood. Twice. We watched the … Continue reading

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4 degrees and getting ready

It has taken a long while, but the insurance company has finally approved our claim and, as they say, “the check is in the mail”. I’m excited. The contractor pointed me towards the local store with affordable kitchen cabinets. And … Continue reading

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a birthday, twin oaks and tiramisu

On Wednesday my mother’s good friend Mary turned 90.  Since her daughter was in Florida and Mary has no family left in Rhode Island, Mom and I decided we would help her celebrate by going out to lunch. This was … Continue reading

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a good day’s work

Oh, what a difference a day makes!  Eight trees down, with one more to go next week. And yesterday’s sunshine has turned into a major rainstorm.  If this rain was snow we’d be looking at a couple of feet of … Continue reading

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shopping before the storm

Yes, I admit it:  I bought fabric today.  I’ve been working on a baby quilt and realized that I didn’t have the one color I needed to make it look perfect. Today was my day with Mom, so I asked … Continue reading

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what’s on the wall in january

This isn’t the best picture.  The colors are so much prettier in person.  But still…is this going to end up as another one of my quilts that everyone secretly hopes they don’t receive as a gift? Here was my inspiration: … Continue reading

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time for a break

When my friend Barbara called to ask if we wanted to join her and her husband on a jaunt to Newport Sunday to see a collection of grandfather clocks, I thought that was the best idea I’d heard in a … Continue reading

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cb strike

This is a British detective series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame.  Only she uses Robert Galbraith as her pen name for the series. I loved the first three books.  I’m on a waiting list–a … Continue reading

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