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Experts Needed – On Some Occasions

Oh la la, as the french would say. The grand girls and I have cleaned up the downstairs and pretty much have the upstairs put back together too. Five kids over three days can make amazing messes. The really cool thing is all of them were willing to help me sort out toys for the…

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Crazy Colorado Weather

The weather is up and down, crazy Colorado—change on a dime—kind of stuff. One minute the wind is howling, then a snow squall blows through, then that glorious sun comes out, the wind calms, and fifteen minutes later clouds obscure the sun once more. I have much to do outside, but I’m staying in and…

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Leaks and Such

Yard work has begun in earnest. I’m trying to find the leak I put off locating last fall. So far, I have not accomplished that little nugget of a project. Still digging. I have fixed two leaky outdoor faucets, well, one is fixed, the other is slowed to a nagging drip. I also dragged out…

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Lions and Lambs

This has been a pretty busy week with appointments. My blood work came back excellent. All this healthy eating pays off, I guess. I’m down three and a half pounds from last year, which wouldn’t be noteworthy except my doc said most of his patients gained weight this past year of Covid! My car also…

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Speak Out!

While I try to stay away from political topics and arguments, once in a while a subject hits too close to home for me to ignore. One of those topics is facing Colorado right now. So here I go. A ballot initiative has been proposed, Initiative 16, that would in effect kill the livestock industry…

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Vernal Equinox

The hours of light and dark are now equal! Yay. I always feel great hope at this juncture that the green of spring is actually on the way. I got through the green holiday without getting pinched. In my granddaughter’s household, you better wear green pajamas so that when you wake up on St. Patrick’s…

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Happy St. Patty’s Day

Happy St. Patricks Day! And Happy Birthday to my friends who have birthdays on this most green-beer of days. I don’t suppose there can be a parade with two feet of snow on the roads. Once they plow, there will be five feet on the sidewalks. Nope, I believe we are going through another year…

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Snow Storm ‘A-Coming

The last two days have been chocked full of errands and unexpected trips, all in anticipation of a major snowstorm predicted to hit in a couple of days. My cupboards are fully stocked with comfort foods. I have a quilt to work on as well as plans to draw for revamping a house at the…

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Sprinkling System

What a busy week I’ve had. I love being productive. There was even time for a little gardening—actually cleaning up and turning some soil over—but I was out there, in the yard, doing it. There are a lot of little green heads sticking up above the bulbs I planted last fall. That is so encouraging…

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Chainsaws

Warmer weather. Good. Longer days. Good. Second vaccination. Good. That adds up to—TRAVEL! I don’t know where I’m going yet, but the bug-out bug is rampant at my house. I went to the store earlier this week and a couple of items that I have been unable to get lately were back in stock. The…

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