Category Archives: food

my ebay life

Remember Diablo? He has been on Ebay for 8 days and has had 15 bids. He is now going for $144.50. I knew he was a winner! Six other auctions have bids, too, so I will be busy going to … Continue reading

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snow day 2022

Our first snowstorm of the winter is happening now.  Forecast is 4-10″ of snow by 2 PM. I am less than deliriously happy about this.  As I said to a friend yesterday, now that I am too old to make … Continue reading

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goodbye to austin on new year’s eve

I asked Will to take a picture of us at the Austin airport.  It was 4:30 AM and I’m sure you can tell who was the most excited about a pre-sunrise flight.  Banjo Man looks stoic but he’d rather be … Continue reading

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the big 7-0

Call me crazy, but I sure like turning 70. No, I’m not joking.  The last few years of my sixties were a bit…stressful.  We’ve all survived 2020 and 2021 and lived to tell the tale.  I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

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the turkey takes the cake

My father found this leather turkey (actually a decanter made in Italy) many years ago at a yard sale in Connecticut. It was a big hit at Thanksgiving in 1994. A few years later I rescued it from one of … Continue reading

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we made it!

Wednesday afternoon: Thursday morning: Thursday afternoon: This was the first time we’d all been together since Mom died in April, 2020.  Covid had kept us apart–no funeral, no mourning together–so this day was especially important.  The first Thanksgiving in two … Continue reading

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there will be turkey

This is my Thanksgiving 2021 mantra. Yesterday my one-man, non-English-speaking crew started repairing drywall.  And mudding the drywall.  Today he is sanding and priming, along with repairing the drywall that tumbled off the beam when the tree hit.  He doesn’t … Continue reading

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tuesday morning in kansas

We are moving slowly this morning. In an hour or two we will leave Garden City and head closer to Red Cloud, Nebraska where we will experience all things Willa Cather. We’ve been touring an amazing part of the country. … Continue reading

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there is always more pie

Wednesday was the day that Will and I headed to town for our annual Pie-Hut-And-Shopping afternoon. First stop: Pie Hut. They offer a soup, salad and pie combo that is irresistible. Will had the peanut butter chocolate pie and I … Continue reading

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oktoberfest, 2021

Saturday was the most rain we’d had in one day since January 12. At least, that was what the Spokane weatherman said on his broadcast Saturday night. We needed it. Desperately. But it certainly put a damper on the annual … Continue reading

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