Category Archives: friends

finished and delivered

The “Octopus Quilt” is finished.  And delivered to Angela (she of cancer-care fame), Jeff and kids on Wednesday. I explained that it was for snuggling on the couch.  It can be thrown in the washer and dryer, no problem. It … 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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happy thanksgiving 2021

And what a happy Thanksgiving it is! Everyone I talk to is giddy with joy over their Thanksgiving plans this year.  So many people are surrounding ourselves with family and friends, making the food they missed last year, welcoming new … Continue reading

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the morning from hell

It started with a bang at 7:45 AM.   A very big bang.  The house shook.  I was here in my office at the computer.   Banjo Man was just getting out of bed. “It’s the tree!” he yelled and we both … 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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odds and ends at the end of august

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fires and smoke–it must be august

Unfortunately the fires began about a month ago, after multiple lightning strikes. “Dry lightning” is absolutely terrifying. And rightly so. Neighbors to the west are on a “Ready, Set, Go” alert. Smoke hangs over the lake. We are sleeping with … Continue reading

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four boys and a lake

Is there anything better than a holiday weekend with sunshine, water and the arrival of the grandchildren next door? These four swam and played and jumped and laughed and hollered for four days. Their energy was astounding. They had so … Continue reading

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ready for the apocalypse

A few weeks ago Dancing Mandolin Player asked a bunch of us if we would want to go to a Dutch Oven Cooking Class. Of course we said yes.  Gardens had been planted.  Company not arriving yet.  Summer weather was … Continue reading

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