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Am I a Nobody?

Monday, October 27, 2014      5 comments

On a daily SP email, SparkPeople community moderator Denise said: Nobody is perfect, and you don't have to be either. So...does that make me a Nobody? ... <a href=Read more

No, Dear, I hired three sheep.

Friday, April 25, 2014      5 comments

It's spring. DH applied lawn food and it rained. The grass grew. I got the mower out. I topped off the gas tank and pulled the starter cord. Nothing. Asked DH to start it for me. Nothing. Wishful thinking. Had I been mowing all th... Read more

Ivy's workout

Thursday, April 17, 2014      3 comments

Ivy is not a person who has created her own workout routine. Ivy is a thing--a living, growing, thriving, tenacious thing. It grows in the beds outside the office addition. It climbs up the retaining wall and over the shrubbery. It wanders t... Read more

Eighteen blank surfaces & still chewing

Monday, March 03, 2014      1 comments

Divide three rooms into eighteen. That's four walls, a ceiling and a floor each. Three rooms have been stripped to the bare cement or stud walls for many a month now. DH had such a hopeful outlook for the last two months we were at the old ho... Read more

Preparing to Paint

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday my son and I removed everything but a dresser from the guest room, then washed the walls and woodwork in preparation for painting. The room is now a dark cafe au lait. Since we're selling, it seemed a good time to lighten the room to... Read more

Doctored Soup

Thursday, January 31, 2013      5 comments

I like to make homemade soup. Usually starting with onion, carrots and celery, plus leftovers, I have begun to realize it isn't that difficult creating something tasteful and hearty. Lately though, I have cheated. Taking a can of condensed ... Read more

Setting the Stage

Friday, January 25, 2013      1 comments

A couple years back, we tried to sell this house. We've been here 23-1/2 years. I suppose it's a good thing to live in a split level when you are continually going up and down stairs for one thing and another. Read more

Do I get a massage after this?

Thursday, July 05, 2012      4 comments

I'm thrilled that my carpets in the bedrooms, office, hallway, family room and rec room are being steam cleaned today. It's been far too long between cleaning. I hate to vacuum, so you know they were in dire need. My own carpet cleaning machi... Read more

Bogart & Ruskin

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      1 comments

Bogart...what comes to mind? Humphrey? The African Queen? Lauren Bacall? Nope, none of the above. Bogart is the younger of my two grandpuppies. He and brother Ruskin (named after the Florida county where his "parents" honeymooned) spent the... Read more

He didn't want to walk!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      1 comments

Since he's been a baby, I've been watching a little guy named Kristian. Now he's seven. This morning I got a call to see if I was available. I had plans for the afternoon, but said she could pick him up where I was going. Knowing Kristian is... Read more

...and a sixpence in her shoe

Monday, June 11, 2012      1 comments

Most of you recognize this ending to the things every bride should have. It wasn't a sixpence I found in my shoe though. Saturday morning my husband and I went to view houses with our realtor. It was very hot, so I donned capris and a sleevel... Read more

Peppin slowed me down

Saturday, June 09, 2012      1 comments

Peppin is one of the cutest 10-month-olds I've come across. She is frisky, friendly and fast. With a name like Peppin, you'd think I'd have sped up, not slowed down. Did I mention that Peppin is a pup? Her owner drives to the back of the ceme... Read more

Biting off more than you should chew

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      3 comments

I don't have a paying job, but I do work. I volunteer. My job is helping the decorating committee put up seasonal displays in the church and in the office building next door, which also houses a restaurant and a gift shop. Outside the gift sh... Read more


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