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In Isolation

When I last wrote here, I had no idea that we would soon be dealing with the Corona Virus … nicknamed Covid-19.  I’d gotten used to alone-time during the past three and a half years, ever since Rick’s death ,,, the rest of the world is now joining me in keeping social distance from others. …

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Two more weeks of winter …

I cannot complain … we have not had much snow to remove this winter.  I wonder what is ahead for spring? if we don’t have precipitation of some sort, the summer will be dangerously dry and those susceptible to brush fires will  be at risk. I saw my neurologist this week, and she and I …

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January, 2020

I’m happy to say that I paid a whole pile of household and shop bills and didn’t once write 2019 on the checks … and the new year has begun. The  car insurance for the year of 2020 is paid, as are the third quarter property in the shop and house real estate taxes, and …

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December Again

When I taught elementary school, December was always the happiest month in the school year. Many students were making plans with their families for ski vacations, or Disney trips, or even for European travel …  I taught public school in an affluent community, and parents were generous with Christmas gifts to teachers as well.  Through …

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Happy Thanksgiving

It was a busy few weeks … another unexpected but happily completed Centenarian quilt, one US Navy quilt and one US Army quilt, all finished in three weeks’ time. I did most of the work on my domestic Bernina sewing machine, which Rick bought for my birthday fifteen  years ago, and daringly did a bit …

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On a Beautiful Sunday Morning

Sunday mornings used to be such a comfort … Rick and I both home, free to choose how to spend our day together. I would most often wake to the aroma of coffee, as he would have been up before me and would have started the coffee maker … he never drank coffee, nor tea, …

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Five months later … where does time go?

Sorry I haven’t updated this blog in quite a while, but truth be told, I have not had any health issues to report on.  Rather, with the summer off from medical appointments, I’ve concentrated on my small business.  I started by hiring the contractor/friend Rick always called for large projects, and he came and replaced …

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As the weather begins to improve…

There is still occasional ice on the walkway in the mornings, but it is often gone by mid-afternoon. The temperatures continue to bounce between below and above the freezing mark, so the winter jackets and spring sweaters compete for room in the small closet by the door.  I wake up each morning slowly, hearing the …

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Common or Uncommon Courtesy

I’ve been listening to NPR late at night as I try to fall asleep … the soft murmur of indistinct voices is oddly soothing, as though discussion of the world’s issues is important but no longer requires my input or feedback. But the teacher in me still has an immediate need to comment on the …

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The Darkest Month Approaches

Christmas had always been my favorite holiday. When I was young enough to still believe in Santa as a child, I tried hard to stay awake and listen for the sleighbells on the roof, though we were on the first floor of a two and a half story home with Aunt Helen and Uncle Adam …

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