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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 3W
Sunday, June 07, 2020      42 comments

A water weed and watch walk . . . maybe that's 4Ws . . . around my garden. Hose in the right hand. Left hand ready to pick out any weeds. And of course I'm watching to see what's going to bloom next!! My Dutch irises are just about... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Trying New Approaches
Saturday, June 06, 2020      27 comments

Yesterday I called our vet's office to leave a message for her: that we had taken her advice, bought Henry the recommended Easy Walk harness, and that it has made a real difference. The vet tech who took the message was just about in tears.... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Perfect Henry Day!
Friday, June 05, 2020      34 comments

Yesterday morning, Henry got a lengthy off-leash run with three black Labradors at our friends' farm. He loves them both -- he loves the other dogs -- AND he absolutely loves going to their farm. A few miles up the road, he realized ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Normal? Shout out to HOLLYM48!
Thursday, June 04, 2020      41 comments

HOLLYM48 posted this thought yesterday. As many of us know, she's a front line healthcare worker in Minneapolis/St. Paul: right at the confluence o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry is One!!
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      57 comments

Henry: today! And baby Henry, 3 weeks old: the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Thing With Feathers
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      36 comments

Sitting on the back deck with Henry yesterday, I noticed a beautiful blue bird right underneath my bird feeder. It was close to me and not alarmed by my presence: I was able to watch and listen for quite a few minutes . . . but not to get a pi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Have an Average Day
Monday, June 01, 2020      41 comments

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e-day Reading the newspaper this morning . . . the headlines are horrifying. These are the tears of things and who could read and not weep? . And yes, I'm experie... Read more
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

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