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Priorities

Whew! I feel like I’m breathing again. The painter and carpet installers are out of the house, everything has been returned to its ‘probably’ correct place, and I feel like I can get caught up. At least, I have time to look at the calendar and see what all I missed. I have gathered a…

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Nature

The weather has turned. Summer is here. Too much heat for me. I’m retreating to the basement with a blanket, books, and a movie for the afternoons. I don’t know why heat turns me into such a puddle of lethargy, but it does. I got in a lovely first hike for the season. My granddaughter…

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To Be Seen

It turns out each of my mother’s five recipe boxes had different categories, most with no more than three or four. One had cookies, candy, and desserts. I had to laugh. My cousins chimed in and wanted Mom’s fudge recipe. They remembered her sending fudge to her brother (their dad) during the holidays, and how…

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Garage Sale Types

A garage sale is an interesting way to spend a morning. People of every kind and creed come by. The ‘early birds’ are the most dedicated to getting a good deal. Then there are the ‘mosey-ers’ and finally, the hen-pecked who follow behind their avid shopper. In this neighborhood, we get a lot of bicyclers.…

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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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