Posts by BBM_Admin

The Dame

The burning of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral made for a very sad day. When I saw the spire topple, my breath stopped. My sadness was the same I feel when anything beautiful is broken, defaced, or left to ruin. I think of the people – two centuries worth – whose entire lives were devoted…

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Tax Day Crazy

The sun and warm temperature made quick work of the eight inches of heavy April snow. I shoveled a tiny fraction of the normal amount because of the forecasted warmth. I just wanted my front stoop to be dry so there could be no ice in the night. A little breeze evaporated all that remained…

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Spring and Blizzard

Spring! How I love being in the yard again. There is so much to do, but I am trying to be patient, and happy with getting whatever I can get done each day. Though there is snow in the forecast (a blizzard actually), the lawn is so dry I dragged out the hose and watered…

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Health

There is nothing as frustrating as not being strong enough to dig some old hydrangeas out of the ground. I had to soak the ground to be able to dig, but then the clay was so heavy, I couldn’t lift them out. Wore myself out trying, so now I’m taking a break. At the moment,…

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The Whole

Alexander Humboldt’s theory of everything being connected in our planet came home to me as I thought about how my foot has affected the rest of my body’s well being. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, he recorded the damage and affects when forests were clear cut for farming – from the erosion, to…

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Busy

Well, I brought home 13 bags of manure, mulch, and soil for the patio pots, a raised bed, and a path. I also sprayed for the brave green weeds that were on the fast track. Hopefully, I slowed them down. I moved pots around to different locations than last year. I may try to figure…

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Change

My feelings about being in my mother’s house changed this last trip. I don’t know if it is because the house is beginning to resemble the home I remember from my and my children’s childhood, inviting and pretty and not so cluttered, or if it’s because I have worked through all the emotions of grief.…

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Humanity

The progress was slow and my foot hurt. Can I whine a little more? Actually, I can point to several things that got accomplished on this latest trip to my mother’s home, 14 boxes of old paper records taken to the shredder, and some decisions about what to let the sale people handle. I’ve pretty…

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Shoeing

I’m headed over the hill again to work on Mom’s house. Sometimes it seems a never-ending task, but it will end. I just have to keep that in mind. I have company for the drive this time, which is infinitely better than going it alone. I need to frame it as a treasure hunt. Who…

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Happy St. Pat’s

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Sadly, there is no sparkly green parade in our town this year. Though this picture from Penny’s portfolio was unfinished, it’s all there. One of my children’s in-laws has recently been moved to Hospice. My first thought was, ‘OMG, here we go again.’ It’s been six months since my mother, followed by…

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