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I post new content every second week or so — usually nothing too serious; and often downright silly. I figure life is short, so we might as well laugh when we can. 🙂
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Fate seems to think I need a surprise every now and then to keep me on my toes. Last month’s dough snake certainly succeeded in that, and now Fate’s twisted sense of humour has struck again. The setup for its latest practical joke was elaborate, going back more than two years. My vehicle was only … Continue reading Fate: The Practical Joker
Well, another gardening season has come and (almost) gone. I’ve been gardening for decades, but every year I learn something new. For example: Never let Hubby start the tomato plants unsupervised. Each spring we talk it over, decide which varieties we want to grow, and figure about twenty plants should do us. Then Hubby plants … Continue reading Alien Volleyballs And Other Garden Lessons
Sunday evening I was making myself a cup of herbal tea, with my brain completely fried after a grueling weekend spent putting on the conference I mentioned in my last post. I steeped my tea in the pleasantly dim kitchen, then groped for the compost bucket to dump my tea leaves. But instead of the … Continue reading Beware the Dough-Snake!
Hi everyone! The last couple of weeks have been a bit crazy — we had a death in our family, and the rhododendron society where I volunteer is presenting an international online conference in ten days. As the resident techno-geeks, Hubby and I have been pouring intensive hours into organizing the IT end of the … Continue reading Fall Colour
Well, I thought I was over it, but apparently my attention-deficit dyslexia is back. When I first started misreading words almost ten years ago, I figured I’d be doomed to unintentionally discover psychological vomit, lap-dancing, kiss-ass guitars, fanfarts, and killer raisins for the rest of my life. Maybe I got used to my reading glasses, … Continue reading This Post Doesn’t Suck
Yes, this really happened. I have no idea why my brain thought it needed to throw out those two particular words this week. I don’t know anyone named Culpepper, and I can’t even remember when I last heard or read the name. I’ve never cooked brisket, or considered cooking brisket; in fact I don’t think … Continue reading So, This Happened:
This week I’m rejoining my weekly painting group after hiding out from COVID for over a year and half. It feels weird (and a bit scary) to be in a group again; although we’re all fully vaccinated and we’ll wear masks and stay distanced in the studio. But, scarier still… do I even remember how … Continue reading Crimes Against Art
People have occasionally questioned my sanity; although (being slightly delusional) I’m usually convinced that I’m okay and everybody else has the problem. But where others have failed, a common household food actually succeeded in making me question my own sanity: Soda crackers (also known as Saltines or water crackers, depending on where you live). And … Continue reading Cracking Up
The garden is in full swing again, and we’re at the ‘buried in beans’ stage. I’m blanching and freezing and pickling, and still the beans keep coming. I’m starting to dream about beans. So you can imagine my freaked-out chagrin last week when I found a bean in my bed. I’d like to say I … Continue reading Bean There…
The other day I was talking to an acquaintance who mentioned that he was almost finished my latest book (Spy In The Sky). He said he was enjoying it just like he had the previous ones; but then he added, “You always seem like such a nice person, and then I’m reading your books with … Continue reading “You Seem Like Such A Nice Person…”
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