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Second eye

It was another Friday, four weeks from heading to SFVA and having my left eye freed of its cataract. This time, my right eye …. my dominant eye and a lot more anxiety on my part. At really dark and … Continue reading

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Alternative Libraries

I just can’t resist. As I mentioned a couple of years ago, we put up one of the “wee free library boxes” down at street level near our mailbox. There are a number of them in our neighbor. Some seem … Continue reading

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Closets

Some people’s closets are nice, neat, organized, and come complete with a door to close them off from view.  My closet can be best described as needing to be excavated on a good day and perhaps deserving of a match … Continue reading

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Fires

I remember Sept 2020 where we couldn’t even see across the street at 1100 in the morning. This is what Mark, in Long Island was seeing this morning. Carmen described drive she and Stuart made from their DC home back … Continue reading

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Final check

My daughter is due back tonight and I will be off the hook for daily cat checks. No, she didn’t ask me to do this, it is a self-inflicted trip. But as nasty as this cat can be, he does … Continue reading

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Driving

(me nuts?). I can’t say that I really enjoy driving anymore. Perhaps it is that the roads are more crowded or the drivers are bad or…. anyway – I use the car when I have to but not usually on … Continue reading

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Unmatching

Our visitor today amply demonstrates that all is not symmetrical in the Cervidea kingdom. Deer , my friends – deer.  To add to the confusion – the sub-family for the New World is called  Capreolinae. With me so far? Happily … Continue reading

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A bit more border

Back to Fox&Rabbit’s Royal Garden Doesn’t look like much, but actually computes to 1066 stitches (about 1/5th of what is needed) and has nothing to do with the Battle of Hastings… I also added 203 stitches to Dream (SAL from … Continue reading

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Done!

Finished today – altho it took a bit longer and a few more stitches – The Vintage Black Sampler from Owl Forest Embroidery started 3 April 2023 – finished 17 May 2023. We had another set of visitors today – … Continue reading

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Gophers

There is a lovely park as part of WildCat Canyon near where all three of our daughters live. The park includes picnic areas which you can reserve for parties, open areas for playing, and trails you can hike. The Eldest … Continue reading

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Glasses

Have I mentioned that I have numerous pairs of glasses floating around. Most of which are several years old. The prescriptions in all of them are similar, but some are a lot better than others. Last year about this time, … Continue reading

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The best toy

Can sometimes be the simplest. It doesn’t have to have bells and whistles. Be shiny or terribly expensive. What it needs to do is be the exact thing to bring joy to a two year old’s heart. Lev turned two … Continue reading

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Squish

Today started out less than auspicious. Of course, I didn’t know about my contribution to destruction  until I returned home. When Amazon dropped off a package in the middle of the driveway (after dark I might add) is it any … Continue reading

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Thistles

This was a cleanup day. I had mentioned to George several days ago that we really needed to tackle the garage. He promised right after his first two morning conference calls. And I promptly forgot all about it. I was … Continue reading

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Fog Bound

Unlike many other areas of the world – people talk of a marine layer, rather than fog. Whatever, it is water vapor hanging in the air dense enough to obscure vision and to create havoc with ground level navigation. From … Continue reading

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the time

Does anyone really know what time it is? (Here you have your choice between the classic song by Chicago  I think we should start with the fact that time and time zones are an artificial construct agreed upon by various … Continue reading

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Felled Trees

It seems like little has changed here at home. Other than a pile of packages waiting on my return. which actually looks a lot worse than it is. Being gone for almost 7 weeks means that a couple of my … Continue reading

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Sunsets

We have been having beautiful sunsets – As visible from our living room window. I have gotten started on this month’s portion of Royal Gardens with one small motif completed and the huge one started… with three more to go … Continue reading

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Silence

may not be golden, not even considering that old song. But it certainly can be welcome. As a child of the 50s, starting university in the 60s, med school in the early 70s, I was never one for background anything. … Continue reading

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phoneless

Not  because I have anything against having a cell phone. In fact, for most of us, it has become a way of life. A handy little gadget that serves to handle photos, email, finances, directions, games, group discussions, texts…. That … Continue reading

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