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I am a happy wife, mother and grandmother, an animal lover, an obsessed reader, a foodie and a sometime painter. Also the oldest blogger at 83.

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Last night we listened to music and played a CD that we had recorded October 3l, l988. It was a concert by Leonard Cohen and the CD was faulty but it was wonderful anyway to see him once again with hi...
Our hot water heater is leaking into the garage but the plumber will be here on Monday and I trust him, totally. He usually works on weekends but he and his wife are going to a family reunion and he i...
Three cups cooked squash legg well beaten i/2 cup sharp grated cheddar cheese 1/2 cup cottage cheese 2 tablespoon diced onion 2 TABLESPOONS butter salt and pepper to taste and try to have bacon left f...
Every once in a while, I have to remember how I got to this stage of my life. It constantly amazes me that as a child, born into the great depression, I have been a world traveler, managed to get a ma...
I have nothing spectacular to report except that our two favorites of all Ted's brothers passed away in the last few months. One of the unfavorite and greedy brothers got a power of attorney and cheat...
It is hard to imagine that the heat is also fueling mass rage to the degree that we are seeing it. The gun lobby bears a lot of responsibility for these dead babies that get caught in the cross fire a...
I am going to have to have some recreation soon and it might just be an overnight in a luxurious hotel but Ted is dragging his feet. He is more interested in putting up some kind of privacy screen tha...
My grandaughter will be home for her birthday because she can work remotely. We can't wait to see her. At 24, she is a chemical engineer, has a job in Madison Wisconsin and her own apartment, car and ...
I probably got this way too soon and should have waited a while before planting tomatoes and squash but I did cover the tomatoes with glass jars to protect them. My birthday present from Ted is always...
It is pronounced shivaree and my Mom and dad had one when they married. I think it has passed out of tradition except perhaps in the depths of Louisiana. When newly weds spend their first night togeth...
Every publication that I receive has an article about how to organize and declutter for Spring, Life is by definition untidy so we can only do so much. The main thing I want to declutter is Ted's spac...
I am sitting here drinking coffee and beating myself up because I look so old!! 92 is not nothing, it is very disturbing to look in the mirror and see an old woman and feel all the aches and pains com...
One can dread or embrace it, it is up to you. I am dreading it as it puts an end to all conversation at my house. I have no delicious super bowl snacks to look forward to and Jose and I are definitely...
This is not the kind of weather little dogs or old ladies like to get out in. Ted and I were talking about the sun last night and how impossible it is for me to stay grounded without it. We settled on...
I am not the optimistic person that I used to be. The pandemic, trump and severe pain have changed me into someone I do not know. the f word is no stranger to my conversation. I used to be described a...