Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sometimes life seems like a jigsaw puzzle with several pieces missing

Sometimes life passes smoothly and the pieces of your day or week or month or year fit together easily. Other times it feels like you can’t find which pieces match.  You’re trying to put together two odd-shaped pieces and they don’t … Continue reading

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Glad you don’t bite, Rattlesnake Bean!

Welcome to our Garden Edition of this blog. Don’t you love late summer?  When you can–if you’ve planted a garden during the spring or early summer–harvest your lunch from just outside your front door? At 11 a.m. I ventured outside … Continue reading

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Nothing can take away our memories

These photos come from our trip downstate last week.  My daughter, Kiah, and I traveled “below the bridge” to what Detroiters call Northern Michigan.  It’s a 550 mile trip east and south to reach the Thumb of Michigan. (Look at … Continue reading

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There is fungus among us. Really.

Hello, everyone!  We’re back home in the Upper Peninsula. We traveled approximately (according to Kiah) 1,260 miles since last Thursday.  We returned last evening from visiting relatives in Lower Michigan.  I’ve barely sat down to breathe since arriving.  You know.  … Continue reading

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A moment in mid-air

 We’re headed off, kids. We’re jumping off and steering the car toward Mom and Dad and brothers and families in lower Michigan. Kiah and I are trying to fit in this trip before Barry’s knee surgery one week from tomorrow. … Continue reading

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“Honey, our credit card’s been filched”

Ever had one of “those” days? One of those days when everything is a little crazy and nuts and doesn’t quite seem to go right? Those days when life hands you lemons and the only thing you can do is … Continue reading

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Knee and butterfly

I should be vacuuming or cleaning the bathtub. Spritzin’ up the house a little bit.  Because~~guess what? Our youngest, Kiah, is coming home today!  She’s going to be here until after her friend’s wedding in September (she’s the maid of honor), … Continue reading

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Honk if you love old-time county fairs!

Thanks for visiting the fair!  C’mon back again next summer!

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I’m not sayin’ nothin’ until tomorrow…

Last night I dreamed that I published eight blog posts today.  They all contained one picture.  Consider yourselves lucky. I’m only publishing one post. Isn’t she cute? Where do you think she is?  More on this tomorrow.

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Evening at “Billy the Finns” with blog reader and her family!

 Today I would like to introduce you to a fellow blog reader.  (Just think if all of you could meet each other!)  Her name is Mary.  We met, first, through Taxes. As some of you know, I am a Tax … Continue reading

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