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Thankfulness during a Pandemic
Saturday, November 21, 2020      6 comments

It is easy to give in to negative thinking during this pandemic, especially with a view of quiet holidays looming in the future that do not include the usual social events with friends and family. Add to that a week-long energy - draining intes... Read more
Getting Back on Track Again
Thursday, November 12, 2020      8 comments

How do I get back to making progress again? I could record everything I eat - everything that goes into my mouth - along with a calorie count for each separate food. I could decide to eat only nutritious food that provides my bod... Read more
Words for Democrats and Republicans
Friday, November 06, 2020      9 comments

David Brooks is one of my favorite columnists. In my opinion, he usually takes a reasonable approach to most issues. I enjoy his Friday appearances on PBS news, and I usually agree with what he writes in his New York Times column. In his... Read more
Before and After the critters
Saturday, October 17, 2020      19 comments

Here is the fall grouping I put together last week: And after four days, this is what it looks like: ... Read more
Kids learning in school or online?
Saturday, October 03, 2020      13 comments

Our small town of 8,000 in Connecticut has opened schools this fall according to what is called a hybrid model. Students spend 2-3 days in school attending classes, and on the other days, they are receiving instruction online. There has be... Read more
Post Beach Time
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      11 comments

We are into the post-beach season now. At the beach, though, there are more than the usual number of people. Those who are able to work at home are choosing to do that from the family beach house. Those who want to permanently escape ... Read more
Thursday, September 24, 2020      10 comments

Just recently, I was asked to join the Steering Committee for the League of Women Voters in our town. The League's most important business these days is to see that EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE SHOULD REGISTER TO VOTE -- AND THEN VOTE. ... Read more
Just one more negative from sugar
Friday, August 28, 2020      11 comments

This is one I can speak to from personal experience. Whenever i overdo it with sugar - I wind up with a urinary tract infection. And it never fails. Fortunately, it doesn't happen all that often - once every few years, maybe. I ne... Read more
A Memorial Birthday Celebration
Thursday, August 20, 2020      11 comments

Yesterday was my Mom's 95th birthday. Mom passed away last March, and because of the pandemic, the funeral service that I planned was attended by only my husband and me. So last night, on Mom's birthday, we held a Memorial Birthday Cel... Read more
Just a side comment
Friday, August 07, 2020      10 comments

Why is it that I can make slipcovers for a chair, reupholster a sofa, create draperies for a room, sew Christening dresses for my two nieces -- but I am totally incapable of folding bottom sheets so that they lie flat. At my request, my dau... Read more
Photography - some lessons learned
Friday, July 31, 2020      14 comments

This photography course I am taking is SO helpful! (For anyone who is interested, the course is offered free to members of the PSA - and membership is as low as $45 annually.) I have been assigned a mentor/tutor who gives me detailed... Read more
A Morning Walk on the pier at Barnegat Light
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      10 comments

My DS and DGS left yesterday to go home - to return again in a couple of weeks. So DH and I had a relaxing and quiet day together. It began with a walk on the pier at Barnegat Light - where there were a couple of interesting sights. ... Read more
Wandering around and practicing with my camera
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      9 comments

Last week, I went to our town farm (a wonderful resource for gardeners and families) and captured some photos of critters on the flowers. The farm is on the pollinator pathway, of course, so all the flowers are filled with life. ... Read more
Watching the mom bird go in and out feeding her babies
Saturday, June 27, 2020      14 comments

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Recipe: Garlic Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Friday, June 19, 2020      13 comments

This is a recipe I will be trying this week, for roasted Brussels sprouts. I found it on this website: https://thestayathomechef.co
m/wprm_print/recipe/14843 Ingredients: 2 pounds Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved 1/4 cup mel... Read more

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