Category Archives: family

mother’s day 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers out there! We deserve a happy day with lots of time to relax. I hope you are planning something peaceful. Banjo Man, our daughter Nancy, my mother and I are heading to … Continue reading

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and week six begins

See the white bookcase? It’s 30 years old and has served me well. But now it’s history. For my own amusement I often ask Banjo Man, “Would you mind throwing this in the dumpster?” I say it with a straight … Continue reading

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april flowers

A gift from my friend Barbara, these tulips certainly brighten up the basement. I had no idea where the vases were packed, so I used the bottom half of my Dutch windmill cookie jar. Very appropriate! I love tulips. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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in search of…

These excursions can be fun or epic failures. I never know how the day is going to end up. Last Thursday I took my 93-year old mother out for our weekly adventure. And oh, yes, it’s always an adventure. I … Continue reading

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happy birthday to nancy!

Our sweet girl is 39 today. Imagine that! I have searched for a childhood photo of her, but I’m having trouble. Everything is still packed and I’m operating from one small corner of my office, which I am so happy … Continue reading

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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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