I got Mom's Bathroom safety fitted!
We took off the glass doors she had been hanging on to get in and out of the shower (how dangerous is that??), and had this support pole installed. ... Read more
My FItbit Died
After 3 years, last night was the last sync. I knew something was wrong today. I know my days, approximately how many steps I get with each errand and activity, and I should have felt that 10,000 step vibration about dinnertime. Nothing. I a... Read more
I love watching British mysteries, my local public broadcasting station has a UK channel. One of the things I love is that the characters look like normal people, they aren't all thin and beautiful. They come in all sizes and while they all lo... Read more
My experiment with water weight
As a maintainer I weight every morning, so see the blips up and down every day. I know that water is heavy and that both high and low can indicate varying water levels in my body, but I didn't really appreciate it until I did a little experimen... Read more
We have power back!
3 days and 4 hours without power, but it's back on! The street is once again light!
I still have to deal with the stump of the tree that fell. It's a big stump and will be very expensive to have ground down, after the big expense of remov... Read more
No Power 2 and a half days and counting.
I have a generator, I can do most things, but not all. Only one other neighbor got a generator, I feel guilty about the others, but not really. They could have gotten one, too, but didn't. You don't need it very often, is it enough to justify... Read more
Still No Power
It's 5:00, the power has been out for 30 hours. I have a generator, but my dishwasher isn't on it. I kept putting dishes in it thinking we'd get power back, I'll have to wash it all up tonight.
Could be worse, because I have a generator i... Read more
Tree Down in the Nor'easter
I missed the drama of the actual fall, but when I got up at 7, there it was, lying across the street. The neighbor across the street rang the bell (scaring me to death, doorbells early in the morning are seldom good news) to make sure I knew. ... Read more
The Eagles Won a Superbowl!!
What an incredible game! I so miss my father! The game would have been even more fun with him seeing his Eagles finally win the Big One.
Great game, exciting to the last minute, and THE EAGLES WON!!... Read more
My husband is 80 years old today.
Hard to believe. My father died at 79, his father died at 64, that was always the older generation. Now WE are the older generation. When did this happen?
He's been retired for 17 years, we've done a lot together, riding motorcycles all ... Read more
My husband and I got married 35 years ago today.
Has it been 35 years? Back then, second marriages were low key affairs, we were lucky to be allowed to marry in a church. No bridesmaids, no ushers, no fancy dress or flowers, those were all socially unacceptable when a woman to remarried. Wh... Read more
Have you ever noticed....
That you always get an itch when you are up to your elbows in soapsuds? Or have wet hands from chopping vegetables? Why do I always get an itch when my hands are wet?... Read more
Black Gram Recipe
A couple of you responded to my Thanksgiving blog by asking what black gram is. It's also known as "urid dal", split and peeled black gram. It's a favorite at my house.
Black Gram in Spicy Sauce:
9 oz urid dal soaked at least 8 hours... Read more
I'm taking a break. I am the cook, there will be 17 of us: Mom, my brother, one of his sons, my sister, her son, her husband, three of my sons, two with wives and kids, my husband and me. It's a fairly small house with a small kitchen, but I ... Read more
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My father died 16 years ago today
I remember it like it was yesterday. I don't know how it happened, but all three of us kids were there with Mom that day, the old family of 5 we grew up with. He died on 11/11. We all thought that was God's will, the house we grew up in and t... Read more