Category Archives: Lifestyle

A day of its own

This is an unusual Sunday. Normally I’d be getting ready to leave for Mass right about now, but for some reason, we decided to go last night. Yesterday’s picture-perfect spring day primed me for a leisurely stint in the garden … Continue reading

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It’s all about the socks

I walk a little more carefully these days, and I’ve been blaming it on my cranky knees. Now I know better. I’m wearing the wrong socks. The revelation came to me during a moment of silence at the vet’s office. … Continue reading

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The weekend–still special

Despite the fact that I’m retired, the weekend is still a special part of my week. You might think that since I no longer punch a time clock, each day is pretty much like any other, always with the option … Continue reading

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How’s YOUR back?

Gardening has taught me patience. Not because I have to wait for plants to grow, but because I have to deal with myself. Or maybe it’s just that with age has come a bit of wisdom. All I know is … Continue reading

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It’s all Martin’s fault

It’s Martin Luther King Day. I hate Martin Luther King Day. It’s not because I have anything against the man. Him I like, as well as what he said and his valiant efforts to bring some peace and equality–maybe peace … Continue reading

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Confessions of an AWOL writer

I just realized, much to my amazement, that I haven’t written a blog in months. I’ve written letters galore, articles for the newspaper, newsletters for church–but no blog. I’ve had lots of ideas. I’ve tweaked recipes and thought they’d be … Continue reading

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Absolutely nothing

My butt is going to take on the shape of this chair, I told George a few minutes ago. He laughed, but couldn’t criticize, because his butt’s in danger of the same fate. We promised ourselves after Mass today that … Continue reading

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Saturday reverie

It’s 4:30, and I’m in my pajamas. George just left. It’s his turn to have someplace to be today. This morning he agreed to forego our usual pancakes-and-bacon Saturday breakfast so I could get out of the house early and … Continue reading

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Can you read this?

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Temptation in a pan

It started with a drop in temps, and a photo. After two days of highs in the 40s, gray skies and off-and-on rain, I could feel that old familiar urge coming on–the urge to kick that oven, lying dormant all … Continue reading

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