Category Archives: rhode island

i know you hate us

At least that’s what the media says.  Once again most of the country will be rooting against the Patriots in the Superbowl.  Do we care?  No. I confess that last night’s game–one of the best in playoff history–was too stressful … Continue reading

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a good day’s work

Oh, what a difference a day makes!  Eight trees down, with one more to go next week. And yesterday’s sunshine has turned into a major rainstorm.  If this rain was snow we’d be looking at a couple of feet of … Continue reading

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a manly-man morning

We’re having a lot of old, big, dead trees removed from the property today.  Last fall a large branch fell and missed Banjo Man’s head by only a few feet–it was a lucky miss for all of us.  And definitely … Continue reading

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shopping before the storm

Yes, I admit it:  I bought fabric today.  I’ve been working on a baby quilt and realized that I didn’t have the one color I needed to make it look perfect. Today was my day with Mom, so I asked … Continue reading

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this and that

Just a few odds and ends to mention on this cold January morning: We’re expecting our first big snowstorm Saturday night.  When and if the snow turns to rain is the big question and will determine how many inches of … Continue reading

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what’s on the wall in january

This isn’t the best picture.  The colors are so much prettier in person.  But still…is this going to end up as another one of my quilts that everyone secretly hopes they don’t receive as a gift? Here was my inspiration: … Continue reading

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time for a break

When my friend Barbara called to ask if we wanted to join her and her husband on a jaunt to Newport Sunday to see a collection of grandfather clocks, I thought that was the best idea I’d heard in a … Continue reading

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cb strike

This is a British detective series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame.  Only she uses Robert Galbraith as her pen name for the series. I loved the first three books.  I’m on a waiting list–a … Continue reading

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happy ’19

It is an unseasonably warm day here, in the 50’s.  Rainy and wet.  Gray.  The first mug of coffee tastes really, really good. Happy New Year, everyone! Did anyone stay up until midnight?  We certainly didn’t!  After a cozy dinner … Continue reading

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hurry up and wait

“Hurry up and wait” was the theme of our travel experience this Christmas.  From being delayed by a contractor’s visit and rushing to the airport last week only to find out the flight was delayed to yesterday’s issue with our … Continue reading

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