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Blah Blah Blah

Well here’s the real truth…I’m just not that motivated.  I get up early enough, but I move pretty slowly…”open the house” (open shutters, turn off porch light, etc.) check the bleach bucket (1/3 c. bleach in a gallon of water to disinfect the incoming items) BREAKFAST and the Bee… Thinking about Vivien and Sidney… reading […]

“Familiars”

“Familiars” in folklore were thought to protect their owner from evil, to cunningly shift shape and employ their powers to guard and aid their owner.  They often took the form of small animals or birds. For some reason I have been surrounded by these little familiars all of my life and they delight me.  They […]

Bulletin Board

No “topic” today…a walk around the house before heading into the neighborhood, wherein I am grateful I didn’t cut down the Euphorbias in the fall…   The Henk begonias are blooming… I made barley flour muffins from a package I found in the freezer with some slightly-freezer-burned-frozen blueberries, and they’re good! (I didn’t have buttermilk […]

Not “Duck Soup”

“Duck Soup” means an easily accomplished task…pretty far from our world of the moment.  But, 14 baby ducklings hatched over at the Mill Thursday… Scanning our favorite news sources came up with these images…the old reality (from the NYTimes) …and the new reality…(from the Washington Post the pictures  of the 1918  flu look very like […]