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Back to "normal"
Friday, April 17, 2020      12 comments

I laid my vegetable eggs yesterday. I've got those egg carton-like structures filled with dirt and seeds. They are well labeled so I don't mix up my squashes. Well watered, they sit on a tray table in front of a window. I patted a few when I... Read more
Things to do for my garden
Thursday, April 16, 2020      9 comments

I will be planting the seeds for many of my garden plants indoors today. I usually get the starter plants; I'm a lazy gardener. Since so many people will be growing their own I want to ensure I have what I want. I'll be growing spaghetti squas... Read more
Begone, melancholia!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      8 comments

Now back to your regularly anticipated OJ. emoticon Besides COVID happenings and DH bashing it was the 8th de... Read more
Calming down
Tuesday, April 14, 2020      13 comments

I didn't realize how much I had a case of anxiety until I looked in the mirror. My rosacea can mimic my insides. Chaotic and bumpy. I trained for this kind of pandemic. I learned how to suit up for Ebola. Bird flu, swine flu. The anthrax ... Read more
The reality of real time apps. Grand kid comedy.
Monday, April 13, 2020      15 comments

How sweet! At least that's how we expected it. We joined our grands using an app so we could see them in real time. We could have that "kid" time in person and be fulfilled. ... Read more
Sunday, April 12, 2020      10 comments

I am so sorry for anyone in the path of this spring storm in the southeast USA. So far the damage has been horrific; one tornado warning after another. Our area in the northeast is supposed to get winds 30-50 mph with gusts as high as 70.... Read more
Happy Easter. A Grand drive by.
Sunday, April 12, 2020      13 comments

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Dreaming of the open road
Saturday, April 11, 2020      12 comments

There's so much going on the past 4 weeks, I haven't been able to travel in my new vehicle, purchased exactly 4 weeks ago. I don't think I've logged 100 miles! ... Read more
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020      10 comments

It was good. Odd, of course. Cold. We even had snowflakes! DD2 showed up at the door, came right in with the dog who immediately jumped into my lap and sneezed in my face! She had necessities to pick up since they moved, I get that. Bu... Read more
Eat like Miss Ruth, worth a try.
Thursday, April 09, 2020      12 comments

By 6 AM I was in the grocery, covered with my mask, new list in hand and a strange credit card in my pocket. I shopped for my neighbor Ruth and her caregiver Alicia. Home delivery isn't working well. She's chomping at the bit now that the s... Read more
My not much turned into a lot!
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      14 comments

DH opted to walk with me for a change. It was slower than my usual pace and that was a good thing! We investigated dead branches hanging from trees and will check them out in a few days after big winds come through. Spring is spring cleaning. ... Read more
Nothing to see here...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      12 comments

It's a "bits and bobs" day. Cleaning. A bit of gardening. DH is trying to make something to hold down my soaker-sprinkler hose. Last year I kept uncurling it. Organized the freezer as I lost control of "first in, first out". I picked up a ... Read more
Walking my neighborhood. Flower edition.
Monday, April 06, 2020      17 comments

It seems just yesterday I had mentioned I wasn't feeling so "Sparky" and had not blogged much. Now you're stuck with me daily! Against doctors advice, I HAVE to walk to get some cardio. I think perhaps I will see a knee replacement sooner tha... Read more
Rainbows are appearing in windows
Sunday, April 05, 2020      14 comments

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope. Maya Angelou I've been seeing rainbows lovingly drawn by neighborhood children posted in windows. They make... Read more
Falling back on old skills. Chemistry and Biology.
Saturday, April 04, 2020      13 comments

Today I'm making whole wheat bread. I used my packages of frozen milk and frozen eggs (my COVID hoard) Watch the yeast bubble while it proofs in warm H2O and C12H22O11(sugar) Knead by hand for about ten minutes then lovingly watch it repli... Read more

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