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seen on south congress

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long way from home

While New England prepared for another storm yesterday, we ate an early dinner on the patio outside of Whole Foods. Snow??  What snow??? It’s a hard life. The day began with breakfast at Habanero’s, a local Mexican place with fabulous … Continue reading

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friday morning tournament

We’ve had blueberry pancakes at the Magnolia Cafe and now it’s time for a little friendly competition.  One competitor is almost 77 and the other is 7.  The matches are very close. Root beer floats will be served later.  To … Continue reading

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notes from austin

Yep, we made it to Texas. It’s a sunny morning here.  Banjo Man has walked to his happy place, the HEB grocery store.  And I am here at the condo wearing shorts and drinking coffee. Will is at work making … Continue reading

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saturday night post storm

Johnny, one of Texas faves, performed at the Knickerbocker Music Center (formerly the Knickerbocker Cafe) in Westerly last night. Banjo Man and I were there, along with our party-loving friends Ruth and Kenny.  We hiked out of the woods and … Continue reading

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Oh, how I love dumplings! Banjo Man and I treated ourselves to our annual Chinese lunch on Tuesday. We were in the town 20 minutes south of us and we were hungry for dumplings and all things Chinese.  Perfect timing. … Continue reading

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one ring-y ding-y

Remember that Lily Tomlin routine?  The one where she was the telephone operator?  It always made me laugh harder than anyone else in front of the tv. Well, in the midst of my cleaning I found this old photograph from … Continue reading

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a banjo man kind of day

Last Saturday I told Banjo Man I was taking him on a Mystery Ride, but in order to do that he would have to be ready to leave the house by 9:30 AM. Such a thing is not in Banjo … Continue reading

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the picture keeper

I  just finished reading a book called THE STORY KEEPER, by Lisa Wingate.  It’s a sweet story.  Relaxing.  With the gentleness that Wingate always brings to her stories. I call myself The Picture Keeper, because I have ’em.  A lot … Continue reading

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more cleaning, more stitching

Another day, another closet… No, not really.  Two is my limit this month.  But I went through a lot of stuff.  Really, why did I keep the sugar packet from a date with Banjo Man to Cape Cod?  And why … Continue reading

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