Category Archives: shopping

chasing the edge, an update

Ben’s cd made it to the “local artists” wall at Waterloo Records, Austin’s famous music store, two weeks ago. There it is!!!  What a thrill for the whole family! Now many of you have been calling to ask how to … Continue reading

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isolation day 5 and a mini meltdown

I turned on the local radio station this morning to hear two pieces of unwelcome news.  First, the governor announced that self-isolation and the virus were going to last for months and not weeks. Months???? I refuse to believe this.  … Continue reading

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day 3 of social isolating

Remember the mercury glass thermometers? I miss them. I had mine for forty-eight years.  It has disappeared.  Banjo Man thinks it broke last year, but I don’t remember that.  I babied it, knowing it was an environmental hazard that should … Continue reading

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chasing the edge

#1 Son Ben has released his first cd! This has been a lifelong dream and a labor of love. We are so proud. You can go to You Tube’s music channel and search for “Ben Rolofson” to preview the songs. … Continue reading

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before and after with the tv

This is the back of the television stand in the bedroom.  Yes, it is a mess, but that mess has always been hidden in the corner of the room.  It was a cute painted armoire I bought at a consignment … Continue reading

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searching for a suit

No, not a business suit.  A bathing suit. I’ve been cleared by both physical therapists to do light swimming and easy exercise in a POOL. I’ve been advised to go to the deep end of the pool and just hang.  … Continue reading

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first date

I think I’ve posted before about my fondness for January 12. This year is the 50th anniversary of our first date. We can’t believe we’re this old.  I guess as long as we don’t look in the mirror today, we’ll … Continue reading

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the color purple

Almost everyone I know is hurting:  hips and knees and backs and everything in between. So consider this a public service announcement, because this solution never appeared on my Google searches regarding sciatica. What solution, you ask.  A new mattress!!!! … Continue reading

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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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