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Day 538: Connections...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      9 comments

My mother's mother was 20 when my mother was born; my mother was 20 when she had me. I've written of my grandmother (and even my great-grandmothers) before. I don't think I've written much about my other grandmother, my father's mother. ... Read more
Day 537: Manic Monday Indeed...
Monday, April 07, 2014      10 comments

Some of you know the story, some don't - no matter. The bottom line is I'm in Watertown, at least until June. I spend my days moving stuff from one room to another, as painting, remodeling, etc. all go on around me. The latest: "Lady, can you m... Read more
Day 536: Early Sunday Morning
Sunday, April 06, 2014      9 comments

No particular message - no pithy sayings, no deep thoughts, no inspirational or motivational stories. No blog, really. Just a picture appropriate to the time and day. ... Read more
Day 535: A Different Monday Morning
Monday, February 24, 2014      8 comments

Every time I think I might be ready to face going back, something reminds me why I'm putting it off as long as possible. My cousin's husband posted this photo on FB: ... Read more
Day 534: Finding Myself On A Monday Morning
Monday, February 17, 2014      13 comments

Your chuckle for the day. Have a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!... Read more
Day 533: How to Judge People
Monday, February 10, 2014      11 comments

I've been going through some old cookbooks. Some are basic ones written for brides setting up housekeeping, some are themed (bread, preserves, pies), and some are 'freebies' that came with new stoves or mixers. My favorites are the booklets... Read more
Day 532: Food for Thought...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      10 comments

I'm not real good at the whole self-help thing. I mean, I find all kinds of good ideas, read lots of inspiring stories, all of that, but my inability to apply these gleanings with any consistency seems to preclude my incorporating them into my l... Read more
Day 531: IT's OFFICIAL--!!!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      14 comments

I'm a full-fledged member of the club: Her Britannic Majesty has decided I can stay - and go. Have passport, will travel! ... Read more
Day 530: Half-full 'n' all that...
Sunday, January 12, 2014      18 comments

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or h... Read more
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      11 comments

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day..." They're not playing carols here, though. They are ringing the changes, and will be for some time. It's a Christmas tradition here in the village. Although this was recorded in Liverpool, it will ... Read more
Day 528: A Good-Morning Pic...
Monday, December 16, 2013      9 comments

This was actually taken yesterday - Sunday - afternoon by one of my cousins. Notice the snow was still falling: Okay, I admit it - I've turned into a wimp. But I like... Read more
I was THERE--!
Sunday, December 15, 2013      9 comments

This is one of those I-was-there stories. I was, but I escaped in the nick of time: my flight left Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, so I got out before the stuff really enveloped the place, either there or in Newark, which was the origin of the... Read more
Fifty years ago...
Friday, November 22, 2013      18 comments

Asking “Where were you when--?” is an age-revealer. “Where were you when ‘Challenger’ exploded?” “Where were you when you heard Elvis had died?” And this week, most of all, “Where were you when JFK was assassinated?” Just as it is this year... Read more
Day 525: Okey-dokey...
Friday, August 16, 2013      16 comments

...you see where my blog-daily / good intentions got me. Hah. I was prompted to blog today by this: When life pelts you with lemons © When life throws you lemons, it’s expedient and fun to say “I’ll make lemonade” or “Bring ou... Read more
Day 524: All Hail the Kale
Sunday, July 07, 2013      21 comments

Sing wi'me now: "Kale! glorious kale!Tas-ty and nonfattening--!..." www.huffingtonpost.com/d
m_hp_ref=mostpopular I discovered (as if it was lost) kale l... Read more

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