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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rolypoly!!
Sunday, May 31, 2020      27 comments

One of my dear Sparkie friends has mentioned to me recently that she's resenting domestic chores less and less. And: me too. It's a matter of recurrent mirth to my DH that I actually won the grade nine home economics prize!! Which he remi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pandemic Shortages! And Batting Practice!
Saturday, May 30, 2020      32 comments

I made the grocery run during seniors' hour this morning, WITH a list. Because I don't intend to return for at least a week and didn't want to forget anything! And I had a number of non-routine items to pick up. My grocery store is huge and ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lots of Excitement!!
Friday, May 29, 2020      36 comments

Lots of excitement here today. Henry spotted something in the forested park behind our house and he was barking loudly and repeatedly!!!! (Very unlike him). Fortunately, he was inside. I looked out, at first saw nothing: and then: a pol... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Green Velvet Soup!!
Thursday, May 28, 2020      50 comments

Well, decided to experiment with a variation on that bright pink velvet cabbage/beet soup . . . and the new soup looks delicious, such a bright emerald!! I peeled and chopped about 10 medium potatoes, simmered in chicken broth till soft ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "That" Morning
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      36 comments

Every spring there is "that" morning: when the lilac hedge is in full bloom and the scent sitting on the verandah is heavenly. Today was the day!! Dear Henry seems to grasp now that sitting on the verandah with the people is a quiet and c... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Glorious Golf!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      36 comments

No, the gloriousness of the golf was absolutely NOT my skill level at playing!! But the golf course was beautiful last night and I was grateful to be there. Sunshine and warmth. So green. So peaceful. Smelled so good. Sounded so go... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pink Velvet Soup!!
Monday, May 25, 2020      46 comments

This soup is gorgeous to look at . . . a bright magenta pink!! And it feels velvety in the mouth. It's gotta be full of vitamins and of course it tastes really yummy too. Bonus in this changing weather -- it's equally delish hot or cold!! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Not such a cheery topic?
Sunday, May 24, 2020      28 comments

I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog written "in a different voice": Henry's!! Clearly many Sparkies also have dogs who find them annoying!! Inter-species living is clearly tough on both species. Living in these COVID-1... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Annoying People!!
Saturday, May 23, 2020      82 comments

My people were VERY annoying yesterday!! Both of them. Really. First of all: breakfast was only two small scoops of chow. Then SHE was digging in the garden with the big metal thing and I wanted to show her how much better I can dig... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Delusion and Denial . . . .
Friday, May 22, 2020      29 comments

Yup, I looked more closely at that "1/3" cup scoop in Henry's chow bag and . . . it was a "1/2" cup scoop. So: at 3 scoops three times a day: he was getting 4.5 cups of chow a day. TOOOOOOOOOOO much!!! Breeder tells me Henry's f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry Overweight? Say it isn't so!!
Thursday, May 21, 2020      43 comments

Henry's "curbside" vet visit yesterday was quite an adventure. He needed his toe nails clipped and to be weighed to determine the right dosage for his flea/tick meds. So: we pulled into the parking lot, called in to the clinic to let them... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yes yes yes: I overdid it!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020      48 comments

I had planned to spend a maximum of TWO hours in the garden. My dear sister has a "two hours" rule for everything . . . two hours is enough for any one activity. But yesterday I ended up spending more like three and a half hours on heavy... Read more
"Real" Gardening Scheduled!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      29 comments

After rain yesterday and an absolutely glorious but brief sunrise this morning, it's a grey but reasonably warm day coming up. Yesterday I did manage to make a quick stop "in person" and masked at my small plant nursery up the street to sc... Read more
No Sew Fabric Face Mask
Monday, May 18, 2020      20 comments

No sew instant face mask -- I could not believe how easy this is!! Even for domestically challenged me. A bandana and a couple hair tie elastics. And two seconds of time. Yes, a Jcloth works pretty well too!! www.goo... Read more
"Gardening"!!
Monday, May 18, 2020      31 comments

Late Saturday I checked out various local plant nurseries on-line. They have opened but with pretty strict regulations, naturally. You can visit the nursery to purchase plants but only 100 people at a time at the largest facilities (masked, so... Read more

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