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Fall Potpourri

Currently . . . Missing these two so much. Though still enjoying autumn. Practicing each day and filling our home with music. Reading — some novels are really engaging; others not so much (details below). Still knitting away on my Antler pullover (didn’t knit for over 2 weeks while we were away). We’ve been busy […]

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I have read …

As promised dear friends, I am finally catching up on sharing my thoughts on recent books I’ve read. After reading Cutting for Stone and giving it an emphatic thumbs up, I headed off in a different direction. Next up was A.S.A. Harrison’s thriller, The Silent Wife. The author has intentionally drawn Jodi and Todd so […]

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Lately . . .

Lately … . . . We have been entertaining by having couples over for brunch — what a great way to entertain! Nearly everything can be made in advance so that the morning-of all that’s needed is toss things in the oven, pull the fruit/berry plate out of the fridge, brown the sausages, and wait […]

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Smiles and a Brass Rose

Observed along the way: She walks along the roadway, a clouded afternoon, the sea air warm for an early March day. Her smile contagious and given to her soul’s inner thoughts. A middle aged couple, chatting freely, the woman’s arms flitting in sync with her thoughts, he smiles knowingly. Another woman approaching briskly, head held […]

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As Mrs. Ali said to the Major …

“I am to be converted to the joys of knitting,’ said Mrs. Ali, smiling at the Major. ‘My condolences,’ he said.” — Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel “The information is now in your hands for you to enjoy in the way that suits you best. Learn it all, or learn a little […]

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Jotting it down, before I forget

This post is a series of items jotted down before I forget. I’ve been so busy lately: we’ve been doing a lot of entertaining so I’ve been doing a lot of cooking & cleaning; twice daily dog walks; workouts 3 times each week; some visiting; some exploring; oh yes, and now there’s yard work too; […]

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