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Barn Swallow BnB
Monday, June 15, 2020      8 comments

This year, my front porch has been playing host to a family of barn swallows. They actually built the tidy little nest under the eaves last year but decided not to use it. This year, however, it’s populated by five sweet little chicks. I’ve real... Read more
I'm Back (again)
Monday, June 08, 2020      7 comments

It’s been over 6 months since I’ve been active on SP and decided to check in today. I’ve really been disappointed with myself lately, in terms of taking care of my health. As some of you know, I had breast cancer surgery last fall followed by ra... Read more
All's well!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      9 comments

My surgery went well yesterday and I'm resting at home today. Many thanks to everyone for their well wishes and good thoughts!... Read more
Surgery tomorrow
Sunday, October 13, 2019      11 comments

This summer I went for a routine mammogram, and for the first time ever, got notified that there was a “suspicious mass” on the film. After an ultra-sound and a biopsy, it turned out that I have stage 1 breast cancer. My doctors have been very e... Read more
Flight Lesson
Friday, July 19, 2019      12 comments

Twenty three days ago, the violet green swallow eggs in the feather-lined nest in my backyard birdbox hatched out five little nestlings. Given the small size of the white eggs, it was hardly surprising that the newborn birds were very tiny, and ... Read more
Oreo and the Dustmop
Wednesday, March 06, 2019      5 comments

After spending her first two weeks in my house being hissed at by Bear (the first week through a closed door and the second to her face), Oreo finally responded in kind. But not to Bear. No, she saved her ire for the dust mop. She watched as I p... Read more
I'm back...
Monday, January 07, 2019      8 comments

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been on SparkPeople (other than to sync with my fitbit). I have to say how good it feels to be here, and I hope to connect with my SparkFriends again. I’ve missed you all! I can’t explain exactly w... Read more
Flagstaff Walk 1: The Duck Ponds
Monday, June 11, 2018      8 comments

One of the great things about moving back to Flagstaff, AZ, is the number of places there are to walk. Because it’s surrounded by the Coconino National Forest, there are lots of opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. In addition, the city ma... Read more
The Cats and the Carpet Cleaning
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      13 comments

Today the carpet cleaners came. I've been planning for this for some time. Of course, I prepared the house (vacuumed well, moved the breakable items to non-carpeted areas, hung the drapes up off the floor), but the most planning involved what to... Read more
The Halloween Cat
Sunday, November 05, 2017      10 comments

One of my SparkFriends recently posted a comment about my Halloween profile picture. Kdylose posed: Your cat looks like he's not sure what he thinks about all those pumpkins. ... Read more
DIY Car Repair – Have Hammer Will Travel
Sunday, August 20, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday started out like a normal Saturday – had breakfast, made my grocery list, and set out for the farmer’s market and grocery store. At least that was the plan. However, when I got into the car and turned the key, nothing happened. Liter... Read more
Robin baby comes to visit!
Thursday, May 18, 2017      14 comments

It appears that the baby robins in my neighbors yard have fledged. This little guy showed up on my windowsill this morning: It appeared as tho... Read more
Robin babies in time for mother's day
Sunday, May 14, 2017      7 comments

A month or so ago, I posted a picture of a leucistic robin in my neighborhood. His unique coloration is due to a genetic mutation. My neighbors and I have been keeping track of him (I think it's a he based on behavior, but I could be wrong) eve... Read more
Update on Tigger
Monday, March 27, 2017      10 comments

Thank you for all of the well-wishes for Tigger. She's been crying for food, although yesterday she would eat almost nothing. Today, she's slowly increasing her food intake. Of course, now that she may be rounding the bend, Bear vomited last ... Read more
How have we come to this?
Thursday, November 10, 2016      16 comments

I teach. I have wonderful students. No, they're not all brilliant, they don't always try as hard as they could, and sometimes they even fall asleep in lecture (how could they?!) but they all are lovely, caring, people. At least that's how the... Read more

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