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Day 232: Tired...
Saturday, August 20, 2011      7 comments

I am so tired this evening. The rain held off until nearly 4, and except for lunch I was out in the yard most of the day, pruning, hauling branches and brush, helping Himself cut up some of the bigger branches we had cut down on Thursday. W... Read more
Day 231: Bizzy Day
Friday, August 19, 2011      5 comments

First, the big news: I passed the cardio treadmill test. I started to write '...with flying colors,' but there's a fly in that particular ointment. There were three stages of three minutes each, with increasing incline and increasing speed. The ... Read more
Day 230: This 'n' That
Thursday, August 18, 2011      5 comments

Today has been semi-busy: as Faithful Readers know, Thursdays are one of the grocery days at the Coff household, so first thing this morning the routine is menus - grocery list - shopping. By the time we were finished and back home, it was lunch... Read more
Day 229: 'nother Day...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      8 comments

...but no dollars. Unfortunately. I finally convinced Himself that we needed to get out in the yard and do some major overhauling - it's getting that unkempt look. You know what I mean. The kind of overgrown yard look that vacant lots and h... Read more
Day 228: I'm Bushed...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      7 comments

Sometime around 12:30 AM last night a 'friend' (I use the term loosely) called, three sheets to the wind. I wrapped it up quick (and none too graciously; I really cannot abide being awoken for no reason) (well, at least once the kids were sleepi... Read more
Day 227: The Gardens of Erddig
Monday, August 15, 2011      9 comments

One of these days I'm going to take a photography class. Since I didn't get pictures of some of the things I meant to (well, I took pictures - they just didn't necessarily come out all that well), I've again 'borrowed' a few from the guidebook. ... Read more
Day 226: Back to Erddig
Sunday, August 14, 2011      10 comments

Before I get into today's blog, I'll just point out that the final photograph yesterday, a black-and-white pic of some of the servants taken around the turn of the 20th century, includes the last family to own Erddig; they're in the window at th... Read more
Day 225 - Erddig
Saturday, August 13, 2011      8 comments

I realized this morning that I hadn't caught up the day-trip we took to Erddig, the National Trust estate in North Wales. No time like the present - or better late than never, depending how you look at it. Erddig is a large house in the mid... Read more
Day 224 - TGIF
Friday, August 12, 2011      3 comments

In a way it doesn't mean much that it's Friday - it's not like I'm wrapping up a work week or anything. But sometimes there's something psychologically satisfying about Fridays. It's been mostly a computer day, with a bit of laundry, a lunc... Read more
Day 223 - Jumble!
Thursday, August 11, 2011      6 comments

They don't have 'rummage sales,' or church or school 'bazaars' here - they have 'jumble sales.' Even tho the idea is the same there's something about the word 'jumble' I find enticing. Somehow I have this feeling I would be more apt to find a hi... Read more
Day 222, Part 2: ...and now, nighttime...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      5 comments

I'm fighting with the computer again. It's winning of course - that's a given. The past couple of days it's been getting slower and more sluggish and often refusing to load web pages at all. The 'net connection is fine - Himself is having n... Read more
Day 222, Part 1: 'morning
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      8 comments

I've gotten a few messages from people regarding the riots, where we are, etc. We're good, safe 'n' sound. Our little village is kind of out of the way, off the beaten track, and nothing violent or scary is happening here, thank God. W... Read more
Day 221: Shorty
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      8 comments

I don't know where the day went. I was up before the alarm this morning - not long before, but a few minutes before. Technically, that means I had a few extra minutes with the day, but darned if I know where they got to. We're thinking abou... Read more
Day 220: Nothing Remarkable
Monday, August 08, 2011      8 comments

...which pretty much describes today. We did the groceries, I gave the ironing a miss, I fixed a couple of absolutely luscious nectarines for supper - some raspberries over, pretty AND delicious. Other than that, I've pretty much been ... Read more
Day 219: Food Issues
Sunday, August 07, 2011      6 comments

Let's deal with 'butter prints' first. What I found was this: http://www.webexhibits.o
rg/butter/history-dairy.html ...and I quote: "The butter maker would put the butter up in pound prints." So the advertisement wa... Read more

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