Category Archives: lake

cabinfest 2022

Cougar Creek Band knows how to put on a party. Joe, one of our younger members, had the brilliant idea to reunite the band up at Banjo Man’s newly-finished (after more than three years of renovations, repairs and finish work) … Continue reading

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the beautiful colors of september

Dahlias, a pumpkin, an anniversary card and a new tablecloth all make me love this month. And then there is this, another sign of fall: Yesterday was the day to haul the bags of frozen apricots from the freezer and … Continue reading

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another anniversary, whoo hoo!!!

I have no idea why I was wearing that huge white bow. And…that bald head belonged to my sweet Great Uncle Mac. The man in the pink shirt–because he couldn’t find a clean white one on the morning of the … Continue reading

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september sangria

September is the “Social Season” here at the lake. Company has returned home, grandchildren are back in school, summer heat is only a memory (it is 46 this morning) and gardens no longer require hours of care. Which means it’s … Continue reading

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a good time at home goods

Check out that rust-orange plaid tablecloth. It might be on one of my Thanksgiving tables this year. The ceramic pumpkins returned to the shelf. Just not the right color, though I thought they were cute. But then again, I love … Continue reading

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another smoke-filled september

Busy days here, but I’ll be back to blogging daily (hopefully) once again. There are fires north and east of us. They are in remote mountain areas and we wait for rain. Oh, do we wait for rain! In the … Continue reading

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one more sunset, one more piece of pie

The Funny Grandson spent his last evening eating pie, admiring the sunset, looking for arrowheads and playing Mexican Train dominoes. While he was excited to see his parents, leaving Idaho was not a happy time for him. He’d had a … Continue reading

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arrowheads and birthdays

Banjo Man turns 81 today, but I thought he was going to be 82. Let’s not tell him that. Yesterday morning as Banjo Man and I were drinking coffee on the deck and talking about the weather and all things … Continue reading

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the cabin reveal

The long-awaited visit from Banjo Man’s Nebraska-born friends finally happened Thursday morning. I heard a rumor that the new out house was used three times. We had a great two days of visiting and eating and laughing and eating and … Continue reading

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summer of the waffle cone

This has become our go-to evening snack while playing Mexican Train dominoes and/or poker. Yes, poker. We have chips. We have cards. We have a total inability to keep a straight face. Lest you think we are not eating healthy … Continue reading

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