Category Archives: family

and so we are thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you are looking forward to a lovely day of food and family and friends.  And pie. The day before Thanksgiving last year: The day before Thanksgiving this year: And now it is Thanksgiving morning and … Continue reading

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a little bit of sewing

This is a “poker” pillowcase for the Funny Grandson. A highlight of his summer was camping at the cabin and learning to play poker with his father, uncle and grandfather. I took him into the local quilt store to show … Continue reading

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a little banjo man update

Since we’ve returned to Rhode Island we’ve been consumed with medical appointments and tests. The first one? A PSMA PET scan in Waterford, Connecticut. You’re wondering what that is. Well, it’s something new (and wonderful) that uses a new “radioactive … Continue reading

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confessions of a weather wimp

Football weather? I think not. Last weekend I turned on the air conditioners. It was 76 degrees and humid. I whined a bit.  Okay, a lot. Yesterday, FINALLY, the temperatures dipped to somewhere in the 50’s, with bright sun and … Continue reading

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change? what change?

Dealing with Banjo Man about technical stuff is never easy.  In fact, it should be avoided whenever possible. Changing technical stuff–tv, cell phones, etc–is never easy either, but if you want to save money?  It’s absolutely necessary. Last week I … Continue reading

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must love dogs

Dear Westin and Marriot Bonvoy, I think you have a big problem. While the “Element” is a gorgeous hotel in downtown Omaha, conveniently next door to my sister-in-law and her husband, it stinks. Literally. Your carpets are stained from dog … Continue reading

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the road is calling and we must go

This lovely Highlander is ready to hit the road and head East. We plan to get an early start this morning and drive the 380 miles to Bozeman. The last time we drove from Idaho to Rhode Island was September, … Continue reading

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another anniversary, whoo hoo!!!

I have no idea why I was wearing that huge white bow. And…that bald head belonged to my sweet Great Uncle Mac. The man in the pink shirt–because he couldn’t find a clean white one on the morning of the … Continue reading

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a good time at home goods

Check out that rust-orange plaid tablecloth. It might be on one of my Thanksgiving tables this year. The ceramic pumpkins returned to the shelf. Just not the right color, though I thought they were cute. But then again, I love … Continue reading

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travel day, august 2022

I had a plan. I would fly home to Austin with the Funny Grandson, deliver him safely to his adoring parents and fly home the next morning. Why the next morning, you ask? Because it was going to be 106 … Continue reading

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