Category Archives: lake


When the Funny Grandson arrives at the lake there are certain traditions that are upheld no matter what the weather. First of all, he scrambles into his bathing suit, runs down the hill to the dock and jumps in the … Continue reading

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we are here

You can see by the grocery lists that I have been busy. I have filled the Idaho freezers and refrigerators with enough food for the apocalypse. I managed to make two shepherd’s pies and four lasagnas before the dreaded Covid … Continue reading

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one last look

Yes, I am looking for arrowheads. No, I did not find any. Which is sort of the way it goes. But it was good to be down at the beach for one last time before we pack up and leave … Continue reading

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end of summer, beginning of fall

And so it ends for another year. Will built a driftwood fire Wednesday night and we cozied up to the flames and enjoyed the evening. Thursday would be a busy day as the guys put away all the chairs and … 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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storing up for winter

These are my acorns. With the demise of brick-and-mortar fabric stores in New England–they are few and hard to find–I have been loving my trips to town to a real fabric store. I am loading up. And I have no … 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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don’t ask why i bought this friday

I will try to explain. It was marked “$9.99” at the animal shelter thrift store. There was a sticker on the cover that said, “Tested”. It was also unusual and shiny and pretty and I wanted to play with it. … Continue reading

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signs of the times

Please be kind to those who showed up. You’d think people would naturally be polite, especially in these times, but I guess not. I keep hearing horror stories about customers being mean to wait staff in local restaurants. Here’s one … Continue reading

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down at the marina

We ate dinner down here at the nearby floating restaurant (known as “The Floater”) last weekend. The four of us strolled along the pier and gawked at the boats after wolfing down a wonderful meal. Shrimp, fettucini, steak, pork chops–oh, … Continue reading

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