Category Archives: rhode island

keeping it real

This afternoon I will attempt my first “inside”, non-medical errand in ten weeks:  going to the recently reopened AAA office to apply for a Real ID. I have my mask, my hand sanitizer, my antiseptic wipes and all (hopefully) of … Continue reading

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how to make a corona quilt

Twenty minutes after I’d finished stitching the binding down on the Corona quilt (we were watching the three-hour Survivor finale), Banjo Man declared he was “chilly” and appropriated the quilt. He loves quilts. My plan, back in March, had been … Continue reading

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getting out of the house

I have no idea why I thought taking this picture was a good idea, but I do feel like I’m losing my mind and maybe this is proof. It was good to get out of the house this chilly, sunny … Continue reading

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a wrinkle in time

Yesterday afternoon’s conversation: Banjo Man:  I’m going to town to the Post Office.  Do you want to ride along? Me:  Mmmm…no, ’cause then I’d have to brush my hair. We are in Week 9 of isolation.  Self-care has hit a … Continue reading

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mother’s day 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to the lovely women in my family and to my much-loved friends. I hope all the love and happiness you deserve comes your way.  Especially today. An old friend sent me this picture of my parents last … Continue reading

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one month left

No, I’m not talking about the lock down.  Here in Rhode Island businesses will be allowed to open–sort of–tomorrow.  Golfers can use carts.  We have to wear masks.  Restaurants will open, but only at 25% capacity.  It’s a start. But … Continue reading

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six feet sunday

  Temperatures reached 67 degrees for a short period of time on Sunday afternoon, so it was time for the visit that Barb and I had been talking about for a month. “The first warm day,” we’d assured each other, … Continue reading

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dining out

Friday morning Banjo Man and I could come to no decision as to where we would go for “Take Out Friday”, our weekly big night in. Then a text appeared from Angela offering a delivered dinner from a fancy, local … Continue reading

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corona confessions

There is a container of three-week-old coleslaw in the refrigerator. I have eaten toasted-cheese-with-fig-jam sandwiches at least twenty-one times in the past seven weeks. Sometime it is impossible to remember when I last washed my hair. I don’t let myself … Continue reading

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hello, may!

May 1st at last! And thus ends SEVEN WEEKS in the house. With no end in sight.  As our governor stated yesterday, ending the state emergency order means not getting more federal money. She was very matter of fact about … Continue reading

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