Category Archives: rhode island

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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a few november photos

Before we jet off to Texas for Christmas, I thought I’d share a few November pictures with you.  Before the Funny Grandson became ill.  Before the kitchen flood. Here’s a small version of the Dunkin’ Donut birthday cake, which I … Continue reading

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the disaster guys

My “disaster guys” arrived yesterday!  Right on schedule, too.  They ripped up my floor and found water and mold and wallboard that had to be removed.  So they removed it and were incredibly neat and clean about it, too. I … Continue reading

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it’s not christmas without a banjo

I think his head was cold. We went out last night to one of our favorite restaurants, the Wood River Inn, for some music and dinner. You’ve have to love the banjo player.  He was great.  In fact, the whole … Continue reading

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a little italian lunch

I thought I’d take advantage of the lull between construction and deconstruction here and show you pictures of our lunch on Federal Hill, in Providence. My daughter-in-law wanted to eat in a “real” Italian restaurant, so we found one with … Continue reading

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