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Midsummer Day...
Saturday, June 24, 2017      14 comments

Today is Himself's birthday. He'd have been 72. We had sixteen years together and I think I remember something eventful for every one of those birthdays. For his 57th we had a memorable trip to Wales - when he turned 64, I papered the living roo... Read more
Today, 9th of October--
Sunday, October 09, 2016      26 comments

Thirteen years ago today I married the love of my life. Today I was joined by some of my dearest friends and family for a final farewell. We to... Read more
Day 580 - Aftermath
Monday, March 21, 2016      24 comments

First, I want to thank all of you for your kindnesses: your emails, messages, and virtual hugs helped me more than I can ever tell you. We may never meet face-to-face, but we are truly friends. Second, I want to publicly acknowledge my dau... Read more
Friday, January 22, 2016      28 comments

Kasey's husband, known to some of you as HIMSELFTHEBRIT, passed away yesterday in Liverpool. He was an organ donor and three people will have a new chance at life thanks to him. This is Kasey's daughter Katharine, and I will still be monitoring ... Read more
Update--you might not be hearing from me for a while
Sunday, January 17, 2016      20 comments

Hi, people. This is Kasey's daughter Katharine. She asked me to let you know that her husband (HIMSELFTHEBRIT on here) suffered a ruptured aneurysm early last Sunday morning. I'll be monitoring her SparkPeople account as much as I can, so if you... Read more
Day 577 - This 'n' That, and a Blatant Plug--!
Friday, December 04, 2015      10 comments

First, I wanted to share a couple of photos of The Christmas Cake: ... Read more
Day 576: Stir-up Sunday!
Sunday, November 22, 2015      14 comments

Today is "Stir-up Sunday." There's an old tradition in Britain that Christmas puddings should be mixed up and steamed on the last Sunday before Advent so they can "mature" in time for Christmas. https://en.wikipedia.org
/wiki/Stir... Read more
Day 575: I just thought...
Friday, October 16, 2015      14 comments

...I'd get there first, what with TGIF 'n' all: 'ave a good'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!... Read more
Day 574: The Five-Minute Rule
Thursday, October 01, 2015      17 comments

No, this one isn't like "Oh, crap, I dropped it on the floor, is it okay to eat--?" Consider this: Supper's ready, I'm dishing up. Here's my dinky bit of sweet potato or brown rice or corn. It's what, half of what I would've eaten in t... Read more
Day 573: Numbers
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      19 comments

A couple of things have kind of come together in the last few days. First, I hit 300 days for my log-in streak. I say this not to brag, but to indicate how it's all in perspective. I'm not as pleased about it as I might have been.... Read more
Day 572: A Blog for KATIE5668
Thursday, September 24, 2015      10 comments

A tad early, but I just know she'll enjoy it, lol... 'ave a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!... Read more
A Poem
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      15 comments

I don't remember where I nicked it from. I do know that this is one of those "I'll have a large Americano barrel, please" mornings... 'ave... Read more
Day 570: Friday Update
Friday, September 11, 2015      10 comments

I had about two cups of cut-up (raw) butternut squash in the fridge from the other day. Instead of looking through the recipe site I posted (of course) I thought, wonder how that would taste if I gave it the sweet-potato treatment? I'v... Read more
Day 568b: Looky what I found--!
Friday, September 11, 2015      11 comments

You know how a few days ago I was raving about butternut squash? And how some of you decided to give it a go? Well, get a load of this link: www.eatingwell.com/recip
/butternut_squash_recipes ... Read more
Day 569: History 'n' Highlights
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      12 comments

Today marks a special occasion for the monarchy in Britain: having broken the previous record for Number of Years as Reigning Monarch - said record having belonged to Victoria, her great-great-grandmother - Elizabeth has now become the longest-r... Read more

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