Archive for May 2019

Do-Over

It was a wild, busy day, but I felt like nothing happened, like I got nothing done. I don’t know why I felt that way except that I have been experiencing a lot of grief lately. The thought of people walking through my parents house for the estate sale has brought me to tears on…

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No-Go

You know when you start something in a house and it leads to eight more somethings? That is just so true. The painting is almost done, except the baseboard and the cut-in around the ceiling. The problem is the previous ceiling paint job was terrible and very obvious, so before I paint the cut-in, the…

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Thoughts on Years Passing

Bobbi Lu & Susie Q -Bobbi Lu – -Susie Q. – Remember when we were kids? Death was far away and not in the circle of our reality. As we grew, we came to understand that death, and endings, and the unknown were a thing. Sometimes, we even come to fear it. It got me…

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Hay Fever

Ker-chew! I sneezed like crazy on the western slope. Spring is weeks ahead of back home on the eastern side of the divide. So much is in bloom, between that and the dust on the boxes I uncovered, it really caused me problems. Still, I was glad to be able to see the beautiful flowers…

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Penny’s Roses

I got a lot of work done at my house on Mother’s Day, my kind of happy work. I was taken to breakfast and then started in on the ‘cutting in’ portion of painting my bedroom. In the afternoon, I planted three large rocks in my new rock-bed in the back yard. Once they were…

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Balance

Everyone around here is reeling from their tax assessment statements that just came in the mail. The increase is ridiculous. There is no way on this green earth that my house increased in value by over a hundred thousand dollars in two years. I’m protesting. I’m not eligible yet for the senior discount, but you…

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Cinco de Mayo

So many things to celebrate this weekend! “May the 4th be with you” and Derby Day on Saturday (I’ve got my hat!), and Cinco de Mayo on Sunday. That calls for a toast of some kind. Among the goals I’d like to accomplish is hanging my sister Penny’s art work. I had four pieces framed.…

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Happy May Day!

Wild weather changes! A beautiful warm day turned ugly when a cold front blew through after lunch. We’ll see how correct the weather forecast is in the morning. They’ve gone from two to three back to two days with snowflakes. I got started rebuilding my garden steps but the rest of the project will have…

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