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End in sight . . .
Monday, May 06, 2019      31 comments

Finally!! I spent several hours yesterday with DH on the "house" project -- pretty much all of the boxes unpacked and put away, more loads to the dumpster, dusting and polishing and even a bit of work done in the garden lifting winter debri... Read more
Courting Cardinals
Sunday, May 05, 2019      35 comments

So cute!! Lady cardinal, wearing bright red lipstick on her beak, was hopping around on our back deck looking for stray peanut morsels. Down flew a gentleman cardinal, in his bright red breeding plumage and located himself directly in... Read more
Saturday!!
Saturday, May 04, 2019      28 comments

I love Saturday. Got LOTS of sleep last night. And I've had my morning coffee. Made muffins and enjoyed one of them (yes, that banana maple walnut recipe I'm experimenting with!) Cleaned the third floor bathroom. Done three loads of lau... Read more
Grumpy grumpy grumpy
Thursday, May 02, 2019      33 comments

OK then: not taking the grumps too seriously!! Just weather -- or like the tides. Will come. Will go. Tried my usual exercise routine this morning. And stretching. Ate a healthy lunch (salad with lean chicken). And: just g... Read more
Lazy Silver Polishing??
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      6 comments

Last evening after work, I unpacked all of the "good" bone china (my mother's, my own) and set up the displays in the china cabinets. One is my mother's corner cabinet and I put her gorgeous Spode fleur-de-lis away neatly there, using some... Read more
Lazy Silver Polishing??
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      19 comments

Last evening after work, I unpacked all of the "good" bone china (my mother's, my own) and set up the displays in the china cabinets. One is my mother's corner cabinet and I put her gorgeous Spode fleur-de-lis away neatly there, using some... Read more
Durolane for Hands?
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      25 comments

Anybody here at Spark People had hand/finger injections of Durolane for osteoarthritis? For years DH has been getting occasional knee injections and that's postponed need for meniscus arthroscopy. And I've always suggested that a tiny... Read more
Under the Eaves
Monday, April 29, 2019      36 comments

Yesterday we were working hard to clean out the crawl space on the third floor under the eaves -- the "closet off the closet" which is unfinished space where we keep Christmas decorations and skis and . . . WHAT a lottta stuff. But the d... Read more
Scrambled Eggs
Sunday, April 28, 2019      23 comments

The very best way to make scrambled eggs? Slowly, in a double boiler that is just barely simmering. Melted butter first. Then the whisked eggs. Stirring continuously. This takes a while!! It's the slow cooking that creates ... Read more
More than a Calorie Burner: Shout Out to BessHaile!!
Saturday, April 27, 2019      23 comments

Oh, that Sparkie BESSHAILE absolutely gets me. Yesterday on my walking blog she commented: "You are more than a calorie burner. You are a soul seeker and it's so much easier to find your soul on a walk." And thinking of her comment got... Read more
Walking
Friday, April 26, 2019      30 comments

I do love the effects of the "formal" morning exercise routine -- four sets of 10 push ups, sit ups, mountaineers, squats. I can feel some muscle under my skin on my shoulders and across my rib cage and at the back of my waist and in my thighs.... Read more
Stretching
Thursday, April 25, 2019      28 comments

What can I say about stretching without being boring and repetitive? Stretching after my work out (4 sets of 10 push ups, sit ups, mountaineers, squats) is really becoming one of the highlights of my day. A complete body stretch with... Read more
Peregrines?
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      30 comments

www.allaboutbirds.org/gu
ide/Peregrine_Falcon/id# For the past five years we've enjoyed the peregrine falcons which have nested in the forest behind our home, and frequently perched high in the ancient red maple in our y... Read more
50,000???
Tuesday, April 23, 2019      31 comments

One of the Spark Trivia questions which always makes me giggle: how many calories does the average person (read "woman") burn doing housework annually? The answer: 50,000 calories!! Whereas the average Watermellen in an average "good y... Read more
Clean Up Continues
Monday, April 22, 2019      27 comments

We're cleaning up and turfing out and relocating stuff from our third floor so that it can be repainted too -- Gahhhh!! So much dust from the second and first floor renovations which has seeped into everything. I've finished tidying up fi... Read more

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