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Day 442: The Morning Quickie
Monday, January 28, 2013      13 comments

Well, we have an internet connection this morning. Just. Over the past roughly four years, and through three different telephone companies, we've had this same problem: sporadically, with no discernible pattern, the broadband and landline ... Read more
Day 441 (I think): SUPER Quickie!
Sunday, January 27, 2013      6 comments

Something is majorly wrong with our 'net connection - in fact, it's this whole area, not just our house. Consequently, this is my blog daily - and I can't even access the pretty pictures! So I'm checking out early, back tomorrow - Deo volen... Read more
Day 440: The Morning Quickie
Saturday, January 26, 2013      13 comments

UPDATE: "they say" next weekend. We shall see, eh? * * * ...viewpoint on the yin-yang of Life... Positive: no weight gain. Negative: no weight loss. Positive: it snowed last night! Negative: we're snowbound. Positive:... Read more
Day 439A: The Morning Quickie
Friday, January 25, 2013      15 comments

People coming to view the house - I try not to get my hopes up that "THIS time there'll be an offer," but hope springs eternal, ain't? I sometimes think, if the house appeals to them, if they are drawn to it, they will see past any clutter ... Read more
Day 438B: Thursday Bellringers
Thursday, January 24, 2013      9 comments

They're practicing the changes at the parish church - it's freezing cold, and there's no wind. The sound carries well, and I think the crystalline air has something to do with it. Lovely, lovely bells. I've been on the go all day, and I'm b... Read more
Day 438A: The Morning Quickie
Thursday, January 24, 2013      8 comments

Meddy was right yesterday - there never was a "B." Might not be one today, either, as it's grocery day, people are coming to look at the house over the weekend so it's blitz cleaning, and Himself has a doctor's appointment today (bursitis or som... Read more
Day 437A: The Morning Quickie
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      10 comments

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house." --William Thackeray I don't know what the weather report says, but it's gonna be a brighter day at our house... even if I have to hire klieg lights. Back later, Deo volente. Have a good 'un, Spark... Read more
Day 436: Short, Sweet...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      8 comments

...and to the point. In other words, totally unlike my usual blog. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are--! ... Read more
Day 435: Doldrums
Monday, January 21, 2013      15 comments

According to my dictionary, a state of inactivity or stagnation - sailing ships would be caught in the doldrums of the mid-Atlantic where the winds were too insufficient to push the ship. In this case, it's the calm after the storm and (pro... Read more
Day 434: (Yet) Another Meme
Saturday, January 19, 2013      13 comments

I love these things - I'd never have the patience to draw one up, but I love playing with them. Creative toys for the imagination. Some of these questions pop up on just about all of them, while others are new, or at least new to me. T... Read more
Day 433A: The Morning Quickie
Friday, January 18, 2013      12 comments

When I can't sleep, I can't sleep. When Himself can't sleep, no one can sleep, because he will check every five minutes to make sure no one else is enjoying the rest he is somehow denied... *sigh* Lousy start to the day: lousy night last ... Read more
Day 432: Dipping into the pocket of my raincoat...
Thursday, January 17, 2013      11 comments

...yepper, just another day. Too many things to do with end-of-year household business (taxes, pension statements, this 'n' that 'n' everything else) plus so many appointments that all seem to fall due at the same time (dental, car tag rene... Read more
Day 431A: The Morning Quickie
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      13 comments

...so I've got my morning cuppa green tea at my elbow, and I'm browsing headlines and-- Gee, that tea's strong this morning. ...and I read a couple of blogs and check out the email and-- Gee, that tea's really strong. Monday ... Read more
Day 430B: The Evening - Shortie?!?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      9 comments

Remember a couple days ago I was grousing about The Hat From Hell? The one that was trying to defeat me? Well, by golly, it may have won the round, but EYE won the match--! ... Read more
Day 430A: The Morning (Kind Of) Quickie
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      11 comments

In any large, working harbor buoys mark the deep-water shipping channels. A captain knows to use them to guide the craft. This "journey to health" is like that. I see so many people posting messages like "I'm desperate, help me." ... Read more

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