Category Archives: shopping

it’s pumpkin time in rhode island

I drove down to Home Goods on Saturday hoping to find a white twin-sized fleece blanket. Oddly there were very few blankets. But there was a pumpkin pillow! Banjo Man hauled my bins of velvet pumpkins and fall decorations up … Continue reading

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going to town

Yesterday was a mental health day.  It started out with a visit to see the physical therapist, who was unusually chatty and cheerful as she stuck needles in my hip.  She wants the recipe for my pork tenderloin balsamic glaze. … Continue reading

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a good friday

I would never have called myself a big shopper, but when I saw this sign on Marshall’s windows I couldn’t wait to find a parking space and go inside.  It was very exciting! I had just come from physical therapy … Continue reading

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no tiptoeing through the tulips, please

Even though they couldn’t hold their very popular “U Pick” events at the Tulip Farm, the owners found a way for people to being tulips home.  We signed up online, picked a day and time, paid online and printed out … Continue reading

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stand back

I found what I thought was the perfect mask when I watched this You Tube video: At the 41 -second mark you will see how easy it is to put on.  There is a filter pocket, too. I made six … Continue reading

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view from walmart

As we waited in our designated pick-up spot on the side of Walmart yesterday, we watched about fifteen seagulls fight over a slab of mystery meat.  Was it a mouse?  Something that dropped out of a grocery bag?  It didn’t … Continue reading

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the grocery games

I’m not sure where you are and whether or not you’ve tried “online ordering” from your local grocery store, but let me tell you:  it’s an adventure. The first time we received our delivery, a young couple employed by Instacart … Continue reading

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our daily bread

Yesterday was a Big Event here in the Land of the Evil Virus. Banjo Man loves the sourdough bread from Panera’s and buys a loaf every Saturday, after his weekly trip to the dump. Oh, how we’ve missed it!  Our … Continue reading

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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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