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Day 301: On the Mend
Friday, October 28, 2011      8 comments

The shoulder is enough better that we got groceries today. I was careful not to lift anything with my right arm, and Himself did most of the loading and unloading of the car. It's marginally better than yesterday, but I won't be lifting my arm a... Read more
Day 300: Procrastination
Thursday, October 27, 2011      5 comments

Well, it's not really - we put off going to the grocery store today (Thursday is the regular day) because I'm hoping my shoulder is better tomorrow. I hate going there on a Friday - so hectic! - but fingers crossed, at least it won't hurt to mov... Read more
Day 299: Traveling Through the Dark
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      5 comments

The shoulder is still pretty bad, so I didn't (and can't) spend a lot of time typing. I sorted some files on the computer, and came across a poem I'd copied years ago: TRAVELING THROUGH THE DARK by William E Stafford Traveling throug... Read more
Day 298: Using the voice of...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      10 comments

...Margaret Hamilton in 'The Wizard of Oz,' and paraphrasing her penultimate words as she melts: Whatta day, whatta day--! Early out for the haircut. This is for Chris: ... Read more
Day 297: Teabag Tag
Monday, October 24, 2011      6 comments

...not as in playing the game of tag. Remember a few weeks ago I said that one of the herbal teas I drink has short, nifty sayings on the tags? That one was 'Be a lighthouse,' which I thought pithy. Today's is 'Life ends - love is endl... Read more
Day 296: Dunno how I did it...
Sunday, October 23, 2011      7 comments

...but I have truly run out of time. It's late, another bizzy day tomorrow, and as Vonnegut said, so it goes. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are! ... Read more
Day 295: Between the bamboo...
Saturday, October 22, 2011      6 comments

...and the (ivy) vines, it's a jungle out there. We hit a lucky spate of good weather today so we caught up with some of the yardwork. Earlier this week there was a tiny window of rainlessness in which we were able to make hay while the sun... Read more
Day 294: Serenity... Tranquility... Peace 'n' Quiet...
Friday, October 21, 2011      3 comments

...now why can't I manage that more often? I was glad to have an uneventful day after the drama of yesterday. It was lovely, but also emotional, so the calm was welcome. Today was just a round of household chores with a few little thin... Read more
Day 293: Today was a very special day...
Thursday, October 20, 2011      19 comments

My grandmother and I had discussed - for years - what kinds of things we might do to celebrate her 100th birthday: Willard Scott would have to 'unretire,' if only for the ... Read more
Day 292: Another Quickie
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      7 comments

There was another spate of rainbows this morning, and this time, I caught one from my office window: I won't know how well it shows up until I hit 'Post Blog Entry.' ... Read more
Day 291, Part 2: The Flying Blog
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      6 comments

...'cause I have to post it quick and it's gonna be short! We saw a total of five rainbows today. I think there may've been a few more, but we are down in a little hollow, and if the sun is high, it throws the rainbow low enough that trees ... Read more
Day 291, Part 1: G'morning!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      10 comments

My computer faces a window. Occasionally I've had words with Himself about this. There's nowhere else in the room to site the desk, and I keep threatening to get room-darkening blinds, as sometimes the light coming in the window virtually blinds... Read more
Day 290: With age comes wisdom...
Monday, October 17, 2011      8 comments

Sometimes, perhaps, if we're lucky. Cemeteries. Graveyards. Gardens of stone. You Faithful Readers know how fond I am of cemeteries. They are public parks for me, with the added bonus of reading material and - depending on the time of year ... Read more
Day 289: Another Day / Year Older--
Sunday, October 16, 2011      14 comments

--and yes, deeper in debt. But it's okay - it's my birthday! A day not unlike most, with liberal doses of greetings and cards spread amongst the ordinary daily routine. Just the way I like it. I meant to have a 'birthday blog' written ... Read more
Day 288: As Samuel Pepys Said...
Saturday, October 15, 2011      7 comments

I had a story in mind to tell this evening, but circumstances - Life - intervened and it will have to wait for another time. There was the usual: since the weather was decent I worked outside for a few hours... it's a Formula 1 weekend so w... Read more

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