Category Archives: shopping

storing up for winter

These are my acorns. With the demise of brick-and-mortar fabric stores in New England–they are few and hard to find–I have been loving my trips to town to a real fabric store. I am loading up. And I have no … Continue reading

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don’t ask why i bought this friday

I will try to explain. It was marked “$9.99” at the animal shelter thrift store. There was a sticker on the cover that said, “Tested”. It was also unusual and shiny and pretty and I wanted to play with it. … Continue reading

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odds and ends at the end of august

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hail? huh?

Last Tuesday morning I woke up to this. Hail.  Loud hail.  Pounding on the deck. Banjo Man didn’t hear a thing, but I grabbed my phone and started taking pictures. See the blue sky?  After the hail the rain came … Continue reading

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our new little friend

Pardon my finger. Here is the Beast. Welcome, Beast. Have you experienced the shortages in lumber, building supplies, caulk, generators, etc. in the country right now? Banjo Man sawa a different generator in a store in town and came home … Continue reading

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we are here at the lake for 2021

I’m so sorry for the delay in posting.  An issue with WordPress is now solved and I am back on track once again. The trick now will be to access my photos from the phone and for some reason this … Continue reading

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beds, fog, spring and a meme

First the meme: Yesterday morning we had the infamous Weather Watch.  Why, you ask?  Fog.  Yep, we were fogged in and you know what that means?  Spring! It was all very exciting to look out the window. Speaking of spring, … Continue reading

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the new phone

Wednesday afternoon was historic in two ways.  One, I received my second Covid vaccine and two, scurried to the Verizon store to buy Banjo Man’s new I-phone from Kyle, a shy young man who might have been new at his … Continue reading

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what’s in the box

When Ebay began, I jumped on the bandwagon and fell in love with bidding on things.  I’d take a break from writing to scroll through whalebone and vintage fabrics, Nantucket antiques and whaling ephemera. I enjoyed Amazon, too.  Ordering books … Continue reading

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feeling all the feels

I love this phrase:  “all the feels”. It makes me laugh. So, when I tell you that looking at my new rug and towels in my freshly-painted bathroom gives me all the feels, you know I am happy. This is … Continue reading

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