Category Archives: shopping

gasbarro’s wines

Oh, does Banjo Man love to shop here! One Saturday afternoon while My French Friend Janou was visiting, we headed up to the city to Federal Hill for an Italian lunch and some Italian shopping and and Italian Wine Tasting. … Continue reading

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the wintry mix

Okay, I get it:  it’s winter. Sigh. So far we’ve had snow, sleet and rain.  And lots of wind.  The forecast is for a few inches of snow this afternoon and tonight and into tomorrow morning. Pretty puny storm compared … Continue reading

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blowin’ in the wind

“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.”     Dwight D. Eisenhower Speaking of … Continue reading

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sitting pretty

This was Banjo Man’s office chair.  So embarrassing.  (And yes, that is a Nebraska Cornhuskers Barbie doll in the corner–a gift from my son during his first year at the University). We went to Staples Monday, as Banjo Man thought … Continue reading

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my cup runneth over, yes it does

No, I haven’t gone biblical on you.  My cup indeed–literally and figuratively–is full. Because, you ask? I was finally able to get my prosthesis yesterday morning.  A kind saleswoman from “Ruth’s”, corset shop extraordinaire, fitted me while Banjo Man ate … Continue reading

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a birthday for banjo man

The mystery gift was a hit! This is a ZVOX AV155 AccuVoice TV soundbar with 6-level “dialogue booster”.  The “booster” part is the important thing:  it lifts the dialogue louder than the background noise. Here’s what the description on HSN … Continue reading

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odds and ends on a quiet day

The baby quilt project is still coming along.  It’s a sweet quilt and I hope it will be loved and used. “Ruth’s” is a shop deep in the heart of Cranston that has been in business since 1954.  They do … Continue reading

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home shopping network and opioids

I’ll bet this morning’s blog post heading caught your attention! Let’s talk about drugs.  Pain killers.  Opioids that people get addicted to and ruin their lives with…and then they end up broken and alone or in rehab. This is so … Continue reading

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what’s wrong with this picture?

Hint: it’s the sink cutout. Yesterday, after waiting three weeks for this counter (and for the finishing stages that would follow next week) the counter company guys arrived and unloaded my lovely “solid surface” (aka Corian) counter in three pieces. … Continue reading

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going once…

The Shelter Harbor Inn, about 20 minutes south of here, had been sold. A farm in the 1800’s, an Inn in 1911, a music colony for composers, a little destination resort with 24 rooms, large restaurant and two tennis courts, … Continue reading

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