Category Archives: Lifestyle

What’s your brag?

It’s Labor Day, so I’m not laboring. Such a lame joke that gets repeated every year, and every year someone feels clever for saying it. I suppose somewhere in this country, Labor Day is celebrated the way it once was–with … Continue reading

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Walking in Grandma’s footsteps

Today, without meaning to, I made history repeat itself. I spent the morning weeding some of my gardens, then took care of lunch, walked the dog, did some ironing and finally–FINALLY!–headed to my sewing room. All through the chores, I … Continue reading

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Coffee in any other mug…

This morning I drank my coffee from my Alaska mug. It doesn’t say Alaska anywhere on it, and I didn’t go to Alaska to get it. A friend of mine did, though. During a stint as a dentist in the … Continue reading

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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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