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Archive for May, 2016

Hello Summer

Monday, May 30th, 2016

A pool party at #1 daughter’s house, with lots of kids and dogs and family and food.

Farewell Spring

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Today I learned that the pipe organ was the most complex manmade object from its inception until the advent of the telephone exchange in the late 19th century. I made ribollita, an Italian soup, for the church potluck, ate a selection of salads, made a point of talking with people I didn’t know very well, […]

To Market, to Market

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

My husband and I went to the Evil Palace of Books, where we bought stuff to study this summer, and thence to the Farmers Market, where we bought strawberries and bok choy and various lettuces and peas and potatoes and onions and herbs and cabbage and bread and salsa and various other stuff I can’t […]

Happy Mail

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016


Monday, May 23rd, 2016

#1 son and his crew came over for a meal prep session. Here’s what we made: Moroccan Meatballs ¬†using a paleo recipe with fresh mint, but the one linked might be better, though I’d still use mint. Home fries and roasted carrots and butternut squash went with the meatballs for dinner. Three kinds of grilled […]

My Husband Is Too Kind

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

My husband is probably not too kind, because one can’t really be too kind. But he does have an extremely irritating habit of occasionally — not often enough for me to be able to prepare for it — cooking lunch for me. That doesn’t sound bad, I’m sure. But there are two things that make […]

Follow Through

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

The world has been too much with me, so today I am luxuriating in the beautiful day, my lovely home, and the quilt I’m working on. First, I did some housework, waxed the firepit, and went to the local Hancock’s, which is going out of business. I picked up some fall fabrics for me and […]

Vegetable of the Week: Butternut Squash

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

It’s a winter vegetable, and frankly I’ve always felt that it was too much trouble to mess with. But I saw a little packet of cubed butternut squash in the store and liked the look of it so well that I bought it to add to the stew I was making. Yum! It’s a nutritional […]

The Next Project

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  The quilt for the Little Girl is coming along well and next up is the quilt for the Little Boy. What’s next after that, then? Adiri is still on the needles, and I would definitely have to reacquaint myself with it in order to be able to get back to it. There is also […]

Bose-Einstein Condensates

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

My latest shipment of happy mail included this little sampler. I understand most of these terms, though I confess that Llama Love continues to be unclear to me. I tried to look up PGW and BEC, and found that PGW is the hashtag for Planners Geaux Wild, apparently a New Orleans planner conference. BEC, on […]

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