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Musings on kitchen victories.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      10 comments

My cranberry/jalapeno/orange relish is cooling and it's 6am. It has less sugar than last year, a bit more fresh-squeezed orange juice and the addition of cloves. I end up eating it because most of my family doesn't like cranberries. Might as wel... Read more
Taking DH on a plane. Whoa, boy!
Sunday, November 20, 2016      12 comments

I reached for some normality in my abnormal world. me- We are going on vacation. I need my sunshine and a cousin visit. him- Ok me- We fly to Orlando then I'll drive to the coast. 70 miles. Can you handle the day? him- I think so. ... Read more
Pictures of the vultures; for the inquisitive.
Saturday, November 19, 2016      12 comments

I counted about 80 tonight and listened to the branches cracking on the trees. It is simply awesome. It's dark when they roost so it's hard to get ... Read more
Circling buzzards! Nature observation heralding season change.
Thursday, November 17, 2016      12 comments

Nothing wrong here it's the usual winter travel of the local vultures (turkey buzzards). Recently I saw a flock of about 40 at a deer carcass. They appeared to be lined up in a loose group, waiting their turn at the buffet while 3 or 4 feaste... Read more
Starting my Rx for courage. Long
Monday, November 14, 2016      14 comments

This blog is from me to myself but you're welcome to come along to the self-therapy. I'm not quite sure how to wrap my arms around my own issues. I considered myself very grounded, a solid performer and a reasonable person. I have caved in ... Read more
Beautiful sky
Sunday, November 13, 2016      10 comments

I thought my neighbor's motion light was stuck on. The light coming around the edge of the curtains and also into the skylight was intense. Nope. A perfectly clear night and a very bright moon casting shadows under the leafless trees. I... Read more
Moment of awe from the hands of man.
Saturday, November 12, 2016      15 comments

I cannot explain the perfect alignment of yesterday's experience so there must be some karma involved to cheer me up. ... Read more
The 11th day at the 11th hour.
Friday, November 11, 2016      7 comments

It is an honor to be an American and to be protected by our men and women in the armed services. I am old enough to have lost friends in the Vietnam war, listened to war stories at the kitchen table with my WWII veteran relatives and watched my ... Read more
Control, or lack of.
Thursday, November 10, 2016      10 comments

The only thing you can control is yourself. emoticon I've used that phrase frequently in reference to relati... Read more
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      17 comments

I am disappointed. I am also an American who will work with the will of the people to get things done. It doesn't mean I agree. Can someone recommend a book on how to speak Canadian? ... Read more
And now for something completely different...
Monday, November 07, 2016      11 comments

I asked DH what we would have to talk about after the election. This is the first time in 40 years that we have discussed politics in a thoughtful and agreeable manner. After a brief silence we both laughed for several reasons. I'm never at a ... Read more
What not to eat on a road trip to an Amish farm market.
Sunday, November 06, 2016      11 comments

Don't sample the bread you bought. Probably shouldn't have bought it. Don't try the cheese. Don't pick at the chips even though they are baked and extremely low cal. Don't eat the snacks you brought for DH while driving. ... Read more
Adjusting to life's changes.
Friday, November 04, 2016      10 comments

emoticon Why not smile? Things are fairly good in the OJ household despite DH's recent set-backs and my relapse ... Read more
November reboot
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      11 comments

Things have been a bit crazy around here. My mind has gone in several fits of self pity. I caved in to the candy and was fortunate that the ghouls who arrived at me door wiped me out for the first time! I've cooked those things I need to and... Read more
Trick or Treat. My G-kiddies
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      13 comments

Snow white This is what a spider looks like S... Read more

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