Category Archives: shopping

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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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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