Category Archives: rhode island

saturday night post storm

Johnny, one of Texas faves, performed at the Knickerbocker Music Center (formerly the Knickerbocker Cafe) in Westerly last night. Banjo Man and I were there, along with our party-loving friends Ruth and Kenny.  We hiked out of the woods and … Continue reading

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staying home

There’s a lot of chain saw work to do, but unfortunately we don’t dare work under power lines that could snap at any time. It’s amazing to think that this tree has been leaning against the lines since Friday morning. … Continue reading

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hanging in there

Sam and I are not having a good day.  The five-year old and I had plans to make ice cream, eat mini-cupcakes, curl up on the couch and watch Thomas the Train episodes on Netflix this afternoon. Instead a major … Continue reading

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Oh, how I love dumplings! Banjo Man and I treated ourselves to our annual Chinese lunch on Tuesday. We were in the town 20 minutes south of us and we were hungry for dumplings and all things Chinese.  Perfect timing. … Continue reading

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one ring-y ding-y

Remember that Lily Tomlin routine?  The one where she was the telephone operator?  It always made me laugh harder than anyone else in front of the tv. Well, in the midst of my cleaning I found this old photograph from … Continue reading

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at long last

Yep, we finally got it done. This is our new sink.  And our new faucet.  We can hardly believe how beautiful it looks. We can hardly believe this is our kitchen. It’s an upgrade, believe me. It’s so beautiful we … Continue reading

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a banjo man kind of day

Last Saturday I told Banjo Man I was taking him on a Mystery Ride, but in order to do that he would have to be ready to leave the house by 9:30 AM. Such a thing is not in Banjo … Continue reading

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more cleaning, more stitching

Another day, another closet… No, not really.  Two is my limit this month.  But I went through a lot of stuff.  Really, why did I keep the sugar packet from a date with Banjo Man to Cape Cod?  And why … Continue reading

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where the heck is gungywamp?

Monday’s plan was to accomplish some important banking issues on behalf of my mother, who is no longer up to dealing with complicated tasks like important banking issues. Because I don’t have the credentials to access the Newport Naval Base … Continue reading

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big little lies and other shows

It was a good book and it’s a really good miniseries on HBO (or if you’re lucky, available to rent at your local library). Banjo Man and I could not have enjoyed it more.  I especially loved the various husbands … Continue reading

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