Category Archives: personal female whining

minus ten

Minus ten. -10. Ten below. That was what we woke up to Saturday morning.  Banjo Man stared at the outdoor thermometer for long moments and then as we huddled by the gas stove we had it confirmed by a stunned … Continue reading

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fifty shades of chocolate

Forget the stupid movie.  I want this:

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how many days until this melts?

Banjo Man and I are taking turns digging out from the storm.  We have at least 20″ of snow and getting it off the car (my job) wasn’t easy.  I trudged through snow up to my knees, I cursed, I … Continue reading

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timing is everything

Everyone knows that the time to dismantle, reorganize and paint four closets is when you have a bad tooth. And then have that tooth pulled out of your head. As one of my sisters-in-law pointed out, the smell of paint … Continue reading

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should it be a song?

     Someone told me I should write a bluegrass song.  More years, less teeth…       What rhymes with “teeth”?      I have a toothache.  Got in to see the She Dentist last Monday and she banged around … Continue reading

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the art of tidying up meets pinterest

A couple of weeks ago I saw this book on Amazon and I thought My French Friend Janou would love it. So first I bought it for myself, to see if it was something she would like, and I became … Continue reading

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whipping up thanksgiving

I am still sick–this time from an allergy attack after driving our old, mildew-scented truck to town on Friday–so on Sunday I settled on the couch with tea and a box of tissues and watched college football highlights. Nebraska had … Continue reading

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the need for back up plans

Banjo Man’s new all-in-one printer had a nervous breakdown yesterday.  So did Banjo Man.  By the time I reached his office, planning to issue a cheerful good morning on my way out to run a couple of errands (I was … Continue reading

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movies, a virus and digging through the post-travel rubble

Banjo Man and I are sick.  I guess we caught something nasty on that crowded flight from Austin to Baltimore, but that’s another story for another time.  We don’t know if we have the flu or a weird virus or … Continue reading

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heading east again

It’s raining in Austin tonight.  Banjo Man and I have done laundry and packed our suitcases.  We’ve kissed our grandson goodbye and enjoyed a few more hugs from all of our family here. The Broken Spoke, a South Austin landmark, … Continue reading

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