Monthly Archives: February 2009

An Easy Soup for a Cold Day

It’s cold and grey today. Snow showers are expected to result in an inch of snow. It is definitely a winter day. I hope the robin I saw eyeing my large maple tree as a possible site for its new … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Earmarks

The word “earmarks” has been much in the news this week. I don’t know if it has been in wide use in the past but the other night it caught my ear. I got to wondering exactly what an earmark … Continue reading

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Appreciating a Gift

I thought it would be something I’d like and enjoy when I listed it on my Christmas wish list. I was delighted to receive it. But today I’m really appreciating it. What am I talking about? The massaging chair cushion … Continue reading

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A Mini-Vacation

I’ve been receiving emails detailing Southwest Airline’s new flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul. I’ve been casting around for vacation ideas and thought maybe this would be a good opportunity to explore an area new to me. Plus there could be shopping … Continue reading

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It sneaked up on me! My blogiversary was February 13. It seems unreal that I’ve been writing this blog for a year already. When I was considering starting a blog, I deliberately decided I would write three days a week. … Continue reading

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Using Leftovers

Recently I read an article about making use of leftovers in these uncertain economic times. The author referenced taking home uneaten parts of your meal when you eat out in restaurants, making second meals from them and using every bit … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

Like most folks, there are signs of spring that I look for every year. Blooming forsythia, daffodils brightening the roadsides, robins searching for worms in my yard, and birds nesting in my big maple tree are all welcome indicators that … Continue reading

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Symphony Town Hall Meeting

Our symphony orchestra held a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. I received an invitation to attend so off I went to see what this was about. The invited guests (ticket subscribers) were invited … nay, … Continue reading

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Playing Ragtime Piano

For a number of years I’ve wanted to learn to play ragtime piano. I have played the piano for years but just not ragtime. So before Christmas I ordered a book of easy ragtime arrangements with the idea that I’d … Continue reading

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Going on a Safari

Last night I went on a safari … but I did it the easy way. I attended the monthly travelogue. The program was on South Africa and concentrated on the various national parks and nature preserves. What an easy way … Continue reading

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