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The Daily Dishtowel - 11
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      6 comments

Day 4892 of captivity. Okay, no, it's not captivity, especially with the loosening of lockdown rules. It just feels like it in some ways. Terms like "stir crazy" begin to seem all too real. I have been remiss. I don't seem to get that ... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 10
Monday, May 04, 2020      10 comments

It's been a bit of a round-robin: ONEKIDSMOM referred to the dishtowel device, which led a number of people to the first dishtowel blog, which led to discussions about Arline, which led to having my grandmother on my mind. Not that she's ever f... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 9
Saturday, May 02, 2020      10 comments

Okay, we're down to The Monthly Dishtowel. Semi-monthly? I don't know where these two weeks have gone, but there hasn't been much to write about, apparently. The neighbor I walk with is ill. No, not with the virus (thank goodness), but she ... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 8
Sunday, April 19, 2020      10 comments

I am not (there are those among you who will chuckle now) the most spiritual of people. Raised with firm foundation in the Methodist church, I have an affinity for it, but mostly because of my childhood memories and the long-standing association... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 7
Saturday, April 18, 2020      8 comments

When he was 8 Himself's school had a reading contest: whoever read and submitted reports for the most books over the summer would win a nifty hardcover book called "Space Travel." Keep in mind this was 1957, so it's full of sentences like "Some ... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 6
Friday, April 17, 2020      6 comments

Every day I take a walk, a (relatively) lengthy one of generally two miles or more, depending on the time and the availability of a neighbor - it's our walking "buddy system." There are days we cut it kind of short. It may come as some surprise ... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 5
Thursday, April 16, 2020      4 comments

George Bernard Shaw wrote "Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself." In Game of Thrones (yes, I hear you) the character of Stannis Baratheon says "My father used to tell me that boredom indicates a lack of inner resources... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 4
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      4 comments

I should perhaps amend that to "The Weekly Dishtowel," but it doesn't have quite the same ring to it. ;-) One of the articles on the Spark front page today is about resilience. https://www.sparkpeople.
com/resource/motivati... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 3
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      7 comments

The neighbor and I have changed our daily walks to morning. First, the weather seems to be drier in the mornings but often cloudy (that is, raining or about to) by early afternoon. Second, already the heat / humidity can be felt on the rise. Tha... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 2
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      10 comments

There are three flats on our corridor, two occupied but the third one is empty - tenants moved out and we don't know if it's been let again or if they're having trouble finding renters. Meanwhile, our floor is quiet, which is a plus to my way of... Read more
The Daily Dishtowel - 6 Apr 2020
Monday, April 06, 2020      12 comments

My grandmother lived in the same house from 1934 until she died in 2008. She not only insisted on being independent, she WAS independent, living in a tiny village in upstate New York,* on her own after my grandfather passed away. Six-foot snowfa... Read more
Midsummer Day...
Saturday, June 24, 2017      14 comments

Today is Himself's birthday. He'd have been 72. We had sixteen years together and I think I remember something eventful for every one of those birthdays. For his 57th we had a memorable trip to Wales - when he turned 64, I papered the living roo... Read more
Today, 9th of October--
Sunday, October 09, 2016      26 comments

Thirteen years ago today I married the love of my life. Today I was joined by some of my dearest friends and family for a final farewell. We to... Read more
Day 580 - Aftermath
Monday, March 21, 2016      24 comments

First, I want to thank all of you for your kindnesses: your emails, messages, and virtual hugs helped me more than I can ever tell you. We may never meet face-to-face, but we are truly friends. Second, I want to publicly acknowledge my dau... Read more
Friday, January 22, 2016      28 comments

Kasey's husband, known to some of you as HIMSELFTHEBRIT, passed away yesterday in Liverpool. He was an organ donor and three people will have a new chance at life thanks to him. This is Kasey's daughter Katharine, and I will still be monitoring ... Read more

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