Tag Archives: Gratitude

Happy birthday to ‘mi esposo favorito’

Today is the birthday of the wonderful guy to whom I have had the good fortune to be married for the last 41 years and the honor of being the father of my only son. I once said I could … Continue reading

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I had my first blowout…

…not a party or a hairstyle…the kind that happen in a car while driving. The tire did not survive, but I did of course, or I would not be telling this tale today. If it had to happen, I was … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s child: A mash-up

Recent items: repaired two pillows that Steffi decided were chew toys mowed the front yard before the rain came today trimmed grass from the sidewalk, edge of fence, house, and retaining wall pinched finger in the hinge while locking the … Continue reading

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Missing in Action

Let me introduce myself again. Things have been really busy here on the hillside and I have gotten a lot done, which did not involve blogging. I miss the connections, but then, when one seldom goes anywhere at the moment, … Continue reading

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Into the wilds of Memphis for some halibut…and tequila

Yesterday was a rare day for us. We went up to Memphis to Buster’s Wine & Liquor–the mid-town super market for best wines, beer, and liquors you cannot get anywhere else nearby. R rarely drinks and by rarely, I mean … Continue reading

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Do you want ketchup with that burger?

And lo and behold, I found Portobello caps in Kroger this week! I picked up some fresh corn still in the husks, which is how we like them cooked. I had saved a recipe for black bean burgers I found … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day: You might not be a mother, but we all had one.

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Suzassippi’s hauling transport: State of the Art equipment

After the completion of the water treatment installation, there was a bit of dirt left over, and the destination was behind the retaining wall to fill in the space between the yard and the wall. The dirt pile is at … Continue reading

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I am feeling a bit under pressure, so I am taking a break to play bridge.

I am not going to complain. I am not going to complain. I am not going to complain. I am blessed and grateful. I am blessed and grateful. I am blessed and grateful. So yesterday, two years after I was … Continue reading

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‘There’s a light…a special kind of light’: I can see the end of the tunnel!

I went out to feed the cats and birds this morning and had to marvel at the sunrise behind the clouds. I knew rain was coming, and figured it would delay the scheduled plumbing work on the studio today. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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