Category Archives: family

blowin’ in the wind

“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.”     Dwight D. Eisenhower Speaking of … Continue reading

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new recipes and old friends

Banjo Man and My French Friend Janou made dinner together.  It was a beef soup of some kind and there were many differences of opinion as to what should go into the pot.  So it was a rather hilarious thing … Continue reading

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a little music on sunday morning

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ghosts of halloween(s) past

First of all, let me shout out a “Happy Birthday” to my brother.  Yes, his birthday is on Halloween.   And yes, there was always a party before we went out trick-or-treating. He looks very dapper in that hat! Check out … Continue reading

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sitting pretty

This was Banjo Man’s office chair.  So embarrassing.  (And yes, that is a Nebraska Cornhuskers Barbie doll in the corner–a gift from my son during his first year at the University). We went to Staples Monday, as Banjo Man thought … Continue reading

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happy birthday to will

I call this “Will’s running for President” photo!  Let’s hear the speech, Will.  We’re waiting! He’d rather go fishing. I call this Will’s “Hippie Texan Goes Fishing” photo. Happy Birthday to my sweet Son #2, who brightens our world in … Continue reading

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a rainy day project

I made this quilt top–a spiderweb pattern from scraps–a few years ago during a mini-nervous breakdown while writing my last three novels (THE HUSBAND SCHOOL, etc.).  My whining was well-documented here on the blog.  Unfortunately. This sucker measures 77″ x … Continue reading

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lucky day

I won one of the raffle baskets at the quilt show!  It’s a huge basket of notions and quite a haul of goodies. My favorite notion? I’ve wanted Wonder Clips for a long time.  When I am piecing 120 blocks … Continue reading

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surviving the red eye

I met Banjo Man at the airport at 9:15 this morning.  He was happy to see me and very, very tired. “I will never fly Delta or United again,” he declared.  “It was the worst experience I’ve ever had.” Extremely … Continue reading

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quilting turkeys and more

Did I go to the quilt show?  Yes!  I stayed less than hour (and took a three-hour nap when I got home) but I drove myself to Westerly on a cool, sunny day.  Power was out in two towns along … Continue reading

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