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Smoked Pork on the Grill
Monday, June 01, 2020      13 comments

Well, my friends, it was divine. If you like smoked pork - the smoking was perfection. I haven't ever cooked a pork butt before so handling its shape and size was a new experience for me. I learned a lot during this process - what I'd do ag... Read more
Read Instructions or Jump Right In?
Sunday, May 31, 2020      16 comments

Which are you? Of course, we're all some of both but I bet we're also all MORE of one. As an intuitive touchy/feeler, I'm the jump in kind. And yes, btw, I am finding this DON'T TOUCH era extremely difficult. I also take in information au... Read more
Crashed to the ground
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      25 comments

daggone it - as I was bringing the scrubbed porch furniture back into the scrubbed porch. Stepping off the porch stoop, my loose ankle just swung in and the next thing I knew I was down on my face in the back yard - a skinned knee, twisted ankle... Read more
porch cleaning
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      14 comments

boo hoo What happened to my blog post. Well - for sure I'm not going to rewrite it - and I'm just on a 10 minute lunch break right now - back to work in 5. But oh boy will it be nice when we have the porch again - not a dusty, clutt... Read more
Virtual Ceremonies - something we have to get used to
Monday, May 25, 2020      14 comments

As president of our local Woman's Club it's my duty to help with the patriotic ceremonies in our community so last Friday I zipped in to town to be filmed leading the Pledge of Allegiance and speaking a moment about the role of the club in these... Read more
A Perfect Day
Sunday, May 24, 2020      21 comments

I'm a big proponent of imagining "A perfect day". I use it as a tool to get in touch with deep yearnings that I might be ignoring in my often pleasant day-to-day activities. Weather is an important part of A Perfect Day.I like it to be somewher... Read more
The Weight Thing
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      12 comments

So. It's been a long time since I've blogged about my weight - or my nutrition - or my fitness level - or anything remotely Spark-ish. In fact, it's been a while since any of the blogs I read have touched on that topic and it got me to thi... Read more
Dr. David Fajgenbaum
Friday, May 15, 2020      8 comments

I was blown away by an interview with Dr. Fajgenbaum the other day and just in case any of my friends haven't heard of him - I'm putting a link to a wonderful youtube video that sketches his story that he covers in his book "Chasing My Cure: A D... Read more
Actual Social Experiences
Thursday, May 14, 2020      19 comments

The past 3 days I have experienced Social Interaction with carbon-based, ambulatory, furless, bi-peds! Real Humans! Okay - giggling a little here but this week I have been with others for the first time in a long time. DS turned 44 this w... Read more
Up A Creek
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      20 comments

I did get out there on the water yesterday, abandoning DH, who likes to read to me in the morning after we have breakfast. He's a sailor, He understands the need to capture time and tide if you want a boat ride and shooed me out the door. It w... Read more
Rollin' On The Rivah
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      17 comments

We had the most glorious weekend, with warm days and lots of sunshine - and no wind! It's been blowing hard out of the NW for weeks and weeks - really since February. Some wind is always nice and in May I can gauge it by how often DH takes out ... Read more
Adult Education
Friday, May 01, 2020      18 comments

The past few days I've been deeply immersed in my studio. There's nothing like having a goal one is passionate to achieve to make everything else just fall away. So here is what I've been working on: ... Read more
That First Stroke
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      17 comments

So here's a question. How hard is it for you to start something new? A new garden bed? A new sweater? In my case, right now, a new painting? For me there is SUCH a reluctance to make that first stroke on a blank piece of paper. I alwa... Read more
Can't Thank You Enough
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      13 comments

How kind all of you who commented on my last blog are. I'm sorry to not have responded to each of you individually, but I hope you all know that your kindness and comments mean a lot to me. And I did take my own advice - I had a wonderful ... Read more
Taking My Own Advice
Saturday, April 25, 2020      20 comments

I've been pretty down all week - in spite of some truly lovely things that happened. Alas - the euphoria of those things hasn't been able to neutralize the sense of gloom gurgling somewhere in my spirit. So I will list all the good things... Read more

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