Category Archives: family

parade morning 2022

And then the thunderstorm hit.  We made it home while watching the lightning, then  waited out the weather so the guys could return to watch the sawing contests. And later?  It was 56 degrees, but we were ready for the … Continue reading

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When the Funny Grandson arrives at the lake there are certain traditions that are upheld no matter what the weather. First of all, he scrambles into his bathing suit, runs down the hill to the dock and jumps in the … Continue reading

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we are here

You can see by the grocery lists that I have been busy. I have filled the Idaho freezers and refrigerators with enough food for the apocalypse. I managed to make two shepherd’s pies and four lasagnas before the dreaded Covid … Continue reading

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let us remember

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go van gogh

Last Wednesday Banjo Man, Nancy and I drove up to Providence to experience the “Van Gogh Immersion” experience. Oh, my. This was my bright idea so, with tickets purchased six weeks ago, we headed to the Big City without knowing … Continue reading

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it all adds up

Those helpful hands belong to my daughter. We were putting blue squares on the design wall (which is actually a length of batting clipped onto the drapery rod in front of my office windows).  Nancy does a lot of the … Continue reading

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happy mother’s day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers and aunts out there! How I wish I had a photo of luscious flowers to put on the blog, but it is 47 degrees, windy, rainy and overcast here.  Not only are … Continue reading

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you never even called me by name

During the eight days of Banjo Man’s hospital adventures, I was treated kindly by many, many strangers who worked for the hospital systems.  And such kindness was very much appreciated. To my bemusement (is that a word?) the women at … Continue reading

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home never felt so good

Banjo Man is home from the hospital. Sound the trumpets!!! I am trying not to hover. He is following a specific diet and I am in charge.  The discharge nurse said, “If you miss us and want to come back … Continue reading

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i think it’s sunday

Actually, I had to sit here and take a few moments to figure out what day it is. Sunday. It has been a week since we went to New Haven for Monday’s surgery. A lot has happened since then.  As  … Continue reading

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