Random Ramblings – Five

It’s rainy, rainy, and rainy here in this neck of the woods. Has been for a couple or three days now. With the exception of the afternoon where I dug the sweet potatoes day before yesterday, rainy. There are flood warnings and advisories out all over the place, and...

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Herbert and Friend

Since I’m not sleeping the best at night these days, by the time afternoon hits, I’m more than ready for a nap. Some days I give in. I didn’t want to do that today. So what’s a girl who needs a nap but doesn’t want one to do in order to stay awake? Why, go play in the...

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Cooking with Gas

(If you stick around or simply want to skip to the end, there’s a lasagna recipe.) In all the chaos and confusion that’s been life this past week, I forgot to post an update on the stove. The heat pump install was finished on Monday, and so was the stove install....

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TBRs and Other Mysterious Things

I’ll keep this one short and sweet. It’s gloomy and wet here, really feeling like fall and winter in light and atmosphere. I don’t think I’m ready for this seasonal shift, but at the same time, I kind of welcome the change. Winters here so far haven’t been bad, and...

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Straight in a Roundabout Way

Remember that “suspicious finding” on the CT report I mentioned that we were chasing a couple of weeks ago? The one we thought was resolved? Well… As it turns out, that situation isn’t as resolved as one might hope. A couple of days ago, I had a blood pressure spike....

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Don’t Speak

Sometimes, it’s better not to speak if you don’t have nice things to say. Now, this is a principle I’ve always heard, only it was put “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” There’s a subtle but important difference there, I think. It...

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The Dairy Bar

There’s an old dairy bar within sight of the place I grew up. It’s down the highway a little ways, across a bridge and the railroad tracks. The bridge runs across Carr Creek, which used to be known as Carr’s Fork when I was growing up. If you stand on the bridge and...

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Random Ramblings – Four

I’m excited to report we have a working heat pump and a smokin’ awesome gas stove. It’s been an interesting couple or three weeks as we slogged through the mud and the muck to get to this point, but hopefully that battle is done. No idea yet what the first cooked meal...

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Hey, I Know You!

Yesterday, I had a doctor’s appointment. Routine, a follow-up, nothing to write home about really. At least, not the visit itself. What happened in the waiting room however, that was noteworthy. As hubby and I were sitting there, in comes a guy who looks to be in his...

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