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Day 145, Part 1: Addendum
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      8 comments

Of course I had to go over to Ancestry and double-check, and yes, it was Great-Great-Grandma Nancy and GG-Grandpa George. The family story stands (well, insofar as that whole generation, the generation after, and the one after them are all gone ... Read more
Day 144: Did I Ever--
Monday, May 23, 2011      6 comments

--tell you all about my Great-Great (I think it was two greats, not just one) Grandmother Nancy? She and Grampa George bought a farm not long before they got married. (Remind me sometime to tell you the little story about their wedding day.... Read more
Day 143: Back to Normal
Sunday, May 22, 2011      5 comments

Instead of short'n'sassy, I think this one rates as short'n'boring, lol... Took a brief walk this morning between the showers, and I got a couple pictures of two of my favorites rhododendrons. I'll try to get them downloaded and posted tomo... Read more
Day 142: Mere Trifles...
Saturday, May 21, 2011      7 comments

As promised: It was all composed from 'cheats,' as Delia Smith calls them - store-bought jelly roll (here known as 'Swiss roll,' but I would've said 'roulade' - oohh,... Read more
Day 141: Short 'n' Sweet
Friday, May 20, 2011      9 comments

Or is that 'short 'n' sassy'? 'Sweet 'n' sassy'? Beats me. We'll leave it as it is. Didn't get the pix downloaded yet, but I will. The trifle went over a treat (as they say); there's a smidge left for tomorrow. I didn't have so much as a ta... Read more
Day 140: Done 'n' Dusted
Thursday, May 19, 2011      7 comments

Even got a wonderful trifle (very English!) made for dessert - I'll post pix after the weekend. I've only made one before and the Brits were, well, polite but allowed as how it wasn't quite a 'real' trifle, whatever that means, lol. Himself says... Read more
Day 139: Ahead 'n' Behind
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      6 comments

I'm ahead on some things (for once): I've got the menu done for the weekend, plus the grocery list, so tomorrow should be a short trip, even tho I'm getting more than usual. I've got the guest room all clean - bed stripped, laundry washed, clean... Read more
Day 138: Jus' a Quickie...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      4 comments

So, company for supper, some Beatleband en masse - they're off. I'll watch a little television, read another chapter in my current book, then call it a day. You know what ol' Sam Pepys used to say - 'And so to bed.' Goodnight, Sparklers, wh... Read more
Day 137: Little Bit of This, Little Bit of--
Monday, May 16, 2011      8 comments

--that, o'course. I'll throw this out and see what you think: I am COLD. I mean, as in freezin' cold. True, it's been rainy and damp here, perhaps a little chilly, but my hands and feet are like blocks of ice, and even walking around and my... Read more
Day 135: 'DownTime'
Sunday, May 15, 2011      12 comments

If I wasn't so lazy (mmm, well, mebbe more like 'not terribly talented in this particular mindset,' lol) I'd write a parody to the tune of 'Downtown.' Ah well. If anybody does, call my attention to it - I'm sure it'd be fun! We've had rain ... Read more
Day 134: An Evening Of--
Saturday, May 14, 2011      7 comments

--bleh. Tonight was the annual Eurovision contest. (You Europeans, and even the Aussies, probably know what I'm talking about. North and South Americans... mebbe not. Suffice it to say it's a marathon song competition.) Every year the singe... Read more
Day 134: The REAL Mother's Day
Friday, May 13, 2011      14 comments

"To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body." --Elizabeth Stone You don't have to be a mother to identify with what I'm about to say. Somewhere in your life there will have been a child, if not ... Read more
Day 133: Better...
Thursday, May 12, 2011      9 comments

...things are definitely better. We're not out of the woods, but at least there's a brighter side. There's always hope. Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, and encouraging comments. You're wonderful people, you Sparklers, ... Read more
Day 132: Black Rock
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      16 comments

Worrisome news, family crisis, bad day. Goodnight, Sparklers... ... Read more
Day 131: Another day older...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      9 comments

...and probably deeper in debt. Anyone else remember the old Tennessee Ernie Ford song? I spent a lot of time - TOO much time - on the computer today. I've gotten so wrapped up in the genealogy research. Himself gave me a gift subscription ... Read more

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