Category Archives: family

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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happy ’19

It is an unseasonably warm day here, in the 50’s.  Rainy and wet.  Gray.  The first mug of coffee tastes really, really good. Happy New Year, everyone! Did anyone stay up until midnight?  We certainly didn’t!  After a cozy dinner … Continue reading

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where’s the hole?

  Yes, this is a photo of a roll of toilet paper.  Maybe I’m the only one who hasn’t seen this eco-friendly or budget-friendly or something-friendly innovation in toilet paper, but just in case you don’t know about it, here … Continue reading

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hurry up and wait

“Hurry up and wait” was the theme of our travel experience this Christmas.  From being delayed by a contractor’s visit and rushing to the airport last week only to find out the flight was delayed to yesterday’s issue with our … Continue reading

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merry christmas from Austin 2018

It took quite a few hours to get out of Baltimore, but it happened!  Here is the view from the window as we were about to land in Austin.  It was a welcome sight. The airport baggage claim area was … Continue reading

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christmas past, 1949 style

We are presently delayed in Baltimore as we head to Texas for Christmas.   It has been a day of delays, from being late leaving the house because the contractor from the insurance company arrived to look at the job ten … Continue reading

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