Category - For the Joy of It

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Breakfast Surprise

With 17 years of experience, I felt I could confidently predict what John would order for breakfast. Poached eggs with bacon, potatoes, toast, coffee, and a glass of water. But to my...

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Community Garden

I’ve been busy at my allotment the past couple of evenings preparing for fall planting. Overall I am pleased with the steady supply of homegrown summer vegetables my little patch...

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On The Porch

To finish our session on the front porch, John prepared a fresh, healthy, and sweet dessert: sliced mango with yogurt and honey. We had intended to have a drink on the porch before cooking...

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Escapades With Miko

When I saw Miko walking up our street this evening I waved and said hi. She smiled and told me that Suzanne had asked her to pen the hens up. She finished the sentence with one of her...

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A Walk In The Park

I was sitting in the chair at the dentist’s office today and staring at the light fixture overhead. It looked like the same ominous lamp I’ve seen in every dentist’s office I’ve...

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Wired And Framed

Things are moving along on the house project. Last week the very last, and smallest, window went in. Yesterday our town’s electrical inspector approved the rough electrical wiring...

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Seventeens

John and I like making one of a kind gifts to give to friends on birthdays or other occasions. Even if it is just a card, I think people appreciate our taking the time to make something...

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Travel Highlights

I arrived at JFK airport at 7:00 am this morning having taken a red-eye flight from Los Angeles. I love to travel, but visiting three cities in three days for work is not fun. Besides, I...

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Far Away Friends

Siobhan and Saoirse’s visit concluded on Saturday evening with a picnic in Central Park. Our neighbour Suzanne organized it, bringing together friends and family. Some were visiting...