Category Archives: the cancer fight

is something wrong?

I ask this question because I really want to know.   Because, well, cancer.  I think about less and less these days.  Those months of terror are in the rear view mirror and sunnier skies are ahead.  Whatever the future brings … Continue reading

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my life right now

When I am not exercising or going to physical therapy or sewing, I am resting (okay, napping) on the couch.  A lovely mindless Hallmark Christmas movie plays on the tv as I snooze, stretched out on the couch by the … Continue reading

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new recipes and old friends

Banjo Man and My French Friend Janou made dinner together.  It was a beef soup of some kind and there were many differences of opinion as to what should go into the pot.  So it was a rather hilarious thing … Continue reading

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turner in mystic

We went to the long-awaited Turner exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum last Saturday.  It was the most beautiful day of the fall.  Barbara and Rod went with us, as they too were anxious to see this Turner exhibit (the … Continue reading

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a rainy day project

I made this quilt top–a spiderweb pattern from scraps–a few years ago during a mini-nervous breakdown while writing my last three novels (THE HUSBAND SCHOOL, etc.).  My whining was well-documented here on the blog.  Unfortunately. This sucker measures 77″ x … Continue reading

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lucky day

I won one of the raffle baskets at the quilt show!  It’s a huge basket of notions and quite a haul of goodies. My favorite notion? I’ve wanted Wonder Clips for a long time.  When I am piecing 120 blocks … 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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heading east and home again

I left Austin yesterday morning (Tuesday) at 6 AM.  The plane was dark and quiet, which gave passengers a few more minutes to snooze after early morning trips to the airport. I think the above photo would make an interesting … Continue reading

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home alone

Banjo Man is partying in Nebraska this weekend, so I am home alone and, I will admit, have felt a bit lonesome since his Wednesday morning departure.  I am used to his chatter.  He cleans up the kitchen and takes … Continue reading

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changing the paradigm

Anyone remember Disney’s “Pollyanna” movie from way back in 1960?  As a 9-year old, I was at first annoyed by Pollyanna’s relentless optimism.  But it was a good movie, it really was.  And I became intrigued with Pollyanna’s creative thinking.  … Continue reading

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