Category Archives: family

going to town

Yesterday was a mental health day.  It started out with a visit to see the physical therapist, who was unusually chatty and cheerful as she stuck needles in my hip.  She wants the recipe for my pork tenderloin balsamic glaze. … Continue reading

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a beautiful surprise

These arrived yesterday afternoon.   They were sent by my niece Sili and her family in California.  And they were very, very much appreciated. Little did Sili know that an hour before these arrived, I was sobbing my heart out in … Continue reading

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he’s done with the school year

The Funny Grandson has had enough. As have we all, in one way or another.  

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keeping it real

This afternoon I will attempt my first “inside”, non-medical errand in ten weeks:  going to the recently reopened AAA office to apply for a Real ID. I have my mask, my hand sanitizer, my antiseptic wipes and all (hopefully) of … Continue reading

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come out of the cave

During her daily press conferences this week, the governor has been begging people to “come out of your cave”, to “be brave”, to go shopping, blah, blah, blah. As much as I would like to venture out of my house, … Continue reading

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how to make a corona quilt

Twenty minutes after I’d finished stitching the binding down on the Corona quilt (we were watching the three-hour Survivor finale), Banjo Man declared he was “chilly” and appropriated the quilt. He loves quilts. My plan, back in March, had been … Continue reading

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getting out of the house

I have no idea why I thought taking this picture was a good idea, but I do feel like I’m losing my mind and maybe this is proof. It was good to get out of the house this chilly, sunny … Continue reading

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a wrinkle in time

Yesterday afternoon’s conversation: Banjo Man:  I’m going to town to the Post Office.  Do you want to ride along? Me:  Mmmm…no, ’cause then I’d have to brush my hair. We are in Week 9 of isolation.  Self-care has hit a … Continue reading

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mother’s day 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to the lovely women in my family and to my much-loved friends. I hope all the love and happiness you deserve comes your way.  Especially today. An old friend sent me this picture of my parents last … Continue reading

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one month left

No, I’m not talking about the lock down.  Here in Rhode Island businesses will be allowed to open–sort of–tomorrow.  Golfers can use carts.  We have to wear masks.  Restaurants will open, but only at 25% capacity.  It’s a start. But … Continue reading

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