Category Archives: food

turkey troubles and a lovely day

BEFORE: AFTER: Yes, we had a happy group around the table! We’d all had our doubts as to whether this would happen this year, but everyone pitched in and made it work!  I never even had to sit down on … 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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number 8

Today is the 8th radiation treatment.  I’d like to announce, “So far so good!” but I’m afraid to jinx it. Here I am trying to take a selfie in the mirror of the radiation department’s dressing room.  Such a pretty … Continue reading

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did i do it all wrong?

I just read an article about the birthday of a 107-year old woman, Louise Jean Signore, in the Bronx, New York, on July 31st.  She was born in 1912, the same year of the Titanic disaster. When asked why she’d … Continue reading

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long distance Peach Man

This week I was once again totally overwhelmed.  Can you imagine what arrived by FedEx? Peaches.  A dozen peaches.  From the Peach Man. A dozen miraculous, beautiful peaches carefully wrapped in a box from the lake. I cried.  Banjo Man … Continue reading

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life without mosquitoes

We can’t believe we can enjoy the patio without getting bit by mosquitoes!  Maybe it’s because Banjo Man had so much brush cleared around the property?  That’s one theory. I wear mosquito-proof clothing, as I am not supposed to risk … Continue reading

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the oncotype

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score. I never had either. It is now my favorite word, my favorite test, my favorite scientific breakthrough in the complicated world of breast cancer. The Oncotype … Continue reading

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whales, penguins and pasta

Yesterday we all piled in the car and headed south to Mystic, CT to the aquarium.  So much fun!!! Banjo Man was particularly taken with the African penguins.  We could barely tear him away from watching the little guys. The … Continue reading

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any excuse to eat a doughnut

Sunday morning was the Rhode Island Donut Tasting Event, produced and planned by Party Grandma. Aunt Nancy drove. First stop was a local little coffee shop that sold the state’s famous Allie’s Donuts.  We bought six of them, all different … Continue reading

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mother’s day 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers out there! We deserve a happy day with lots of time to relax. I hope you are planning something peaceful. Banjo Man, our daughter Nancy, my mother and I are heading to … Continue reading

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