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Grocery Store Moratorium
Tuesday, June 15, 2021      4 comments

Since I had my refrigerator worked on a few weeks ago, I have managed to NOT go to the grocery store…. I have managed to subsist on stores in my pantry and freezer, and though it is challenging my creativity, I’m still eating quite well…. Substi... Read more
One Day at a Time
Monday, June 14, 2021      9 comments

Major milestones accomplished today! I managed to: finish some important correspondence, Turn in my 2020 income tax forms (Texas residents received a postponement because of the paralyzing winter storm, but everything is due tomorrow... Read more
Mom Knows Best
Sunday, June 13, 2021      8 comments

Today I decided to devote some time to those projects that I know are bigger than one session, but can be advanced by doggedly plodding along, doing a little at a time. You may remember that my mother had been keeping a small notebook in wh... Read more
Memories I Brought Home
Sunday, June 13, 2021      8 comments

I’m home from my trip, and I’m ready to either: 1) Hit the ground running, trying to make progress on my various projects… OR 2) Veg out for a bit (we kept up a pretty frenetic pace for the last several days, and I’m tired! 3) Realis... Read more
The Miles, The Smiles
Saturday, June 12, 2021      9 comments

My friend and I had breakfast at her home in College Station, TX, and then we set out on an expedition, traversing the way, WAY backroads of Texas toward Brenham, which would be spectacular in bluebonnet season (but this isn’t it)…. We che... Read more
Friend Time
Friday, June 11, 2021      8 comments

Friend Time is the BEST time! I met my friend that I’m visiting in sophomore organic chemistry about a million years ago!… And we’ve been friends... Read more
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s Off to Play We Go-Ho-Ho!
Wednesday, June 09, 2021      8 comments

Driving to College Station was a delight today, because 1) It wasn’t raining! 2) Traffic was moving well 3) I got off earlier than I expected. And, best of all, 4) My friend was waiting for me, and was eager for me to come! The Bra... Read more
Slow Progress
Tuesday, June 08, 2021      9 comments

I managed to wrestle a 7 ft tall bookcase out of my van and get it under the cover of the front porch today all by myself..... the heavy shelves were separate, and so that made it a LOT lighter, and though my ultimate plans are to set it up in m... Read more
Steamy, With a Side of Mosquitoes
Tuesday, June 08, 2021      6 comments

Mosquitoes are getting pretty bad around here. I try to tump out all my rain collecting tubs regularly, so mosquitoes don’t have a chance to breed, but there must be a lot of standing water that is hosting a lot of larvae because there sure... Read more
D-Day!!!!!
Sunday, June 06, 2021      10 comments

World War 2 might have had a different outcome if this battle had gone a different way……. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the Battle for Normandy began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian fo... Read more
The Great Refrigerator Clean Up
Saturday, June 05, 2021      6 comments

It is done. The refrigerator is (allegedly) repaired. Everything is back in the freezer or refrigerator compartments appropriately, and I made a pot of beans to deal with smidgens of frozen foods that needed To Be Dealt With.... carrot... Read more
Almost Done
Friday, June 04, 2021      13 comments

Well I had the fridge emptied and defrosted by the time the repairman arrived first thing this morning, and he replaced 2 parts, and fixed a drain, so I ... Read more
Hard Work, But It Has to Be Done
Thursday, June 03, 2021      8 comments

The refrigerator repairman is coming back tomorrow (the parts came in), and he had me empty the fridge (and freezer) and unplug the thing and leave the doors open so it completely thaws out.... it was running too cold, even when at its warmest ... Read more
Antiques! Love ‘Em or Loathe ‘Em?
Wednesday, June 02, 2021      11 comments

I understand that people have different tastes in furniture (just glance around any furniture department!), but I can’t understand how my own taste in furniture can either soothe my soul, or set my hair on end... I have become so used to my... Read more
Echoes of the Past
Tuesday, June 01, 2021      14 comments

A sweet sampler, probably done by the child, Ann Bradbury, in 1845... it reads, “Jesus was once despise and low A stranger in distress Without a ... Read more

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