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Covid and Pie

As I begin this blog, I’m eating my second piece of pie for today. Indulgent? Yes. Delicious? Yes. Once a year? Yes. Is that a problem? Nah. My son-in-law braved the black Friday crowds to shop with his boys, one at a time. They wished to shop for each other for their upcoming birthdays, a…

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Keeping Track

The coming season’s presents are wrapped, sacked, and ready to be delivered. Woot! In the process, I got the wrapping paper, bows, etc. closet cleaned and organized. That was a nice bonus. There is now room for the extra throw pillows I also store in there. One gift I ordered had to be returned, but…

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Sequel?

In an effort to keep the creative juices flowing this winter when I can’t be working on the renovation house, I’m learning about color. How to mix it, how to pair it, how to use it in a home. I’m really wanting to partner things I love such as antiques with color so that in…

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Experiments

I had an experimental day. I made my own white-wash and tried it out on the barn wood. The verdict didn’t come in right away on whether or not I liked it. After letting it dry, there was a beige undertone from the color of the wood. That I didn’t like. I waited another hour…

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Crunching Through the Leaves

Fall is marching us toward winter. The leaves are mostly down, except for the Aspen’s. Those leaves are clinging stubbornly, teasing me. I raked the front lawn for the second time, but the next day more of the lemony colored leaves fluttered to find a spot on the still emerald green grass. It is so…

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Time Change is Here

Time changed today. I hope you took advantage of that extra hour of sleep. I love Burning Bushes. They hold their brilliant red color for so long. The aspen trees have finally turned yellow and the two together make a nice contrast. We have had a long, warm, beautiful autumn. Of all things unusual, I…

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Time Change a’coming!

Some things are crazy, just crazy. I shipped a large crate containing an original oil portrait to my nephew in France, expecting it to take perhaps a month, a couple weeks at any rate. You know how shipping is messed up right now, lag times, empty shelves, etc. Well, before the company got me the…

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Turning on a Dime

Life. Have you noticed how it can turn on a dime. One minute you have things running pretty smoothly and the next – KaPOW! Three years ago, I struggled with care issues for my mother and sister. Within 26 days, I had no more issues – only grief. It took two years to finish dealing…

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Good Memories

In the midst of worry over friend’s and family’s health issues, I received a four page letter from a gentleman in Utah who read “Compass Point.” His father was my father’s partner in the Grand Junction FBI office. What a genuine treat it was to read the kind and thoughtful words and remembrances he wrote.…

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The Mulberry Bush

Around and round the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel… pop goes the weasel. There is a blast from the past.  I am packing another load to take to the renovation house. It seems endless, between the tools needed, paint, food for sustenance, and work clothes. This visit’s goals are painting with Kilz in…

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