Archive | July, 2009

Farewell Uncle Bill

July 29, 2009

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My dad’s Uncle Bill died this past weekend.  He was 84, well loved, much admired.  He had a good run.  He was the much younger baby brother of my own beloved Pappy…only a year difference in age from my dad.  I knew very little of him, my Pappy died in 1960, but have spoken to […]

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Today in the Garden

July 27, 2009

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It was a beautiful sunny (and hot) day here in Pennsylvania.  This summer has been cool and beautiful overall, but with quite a bit of rain.  With rain comes weeds when the sun comes back out.  But I am not complaining.  Well just a little maybe.  About the weeds.  Not the rain.  So bright an […]

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Visiting The House That Kim Built (and keeps on building…)

July 25, 2009

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Phew.  I need a break from all that political nonsense so I thought I would get back to regular programming for a second or two.   It’s a beautiful sunny day outside and this is a sunnier topic…and for sure there’ll be no budget news today.  As you can see from the Flickr pictures on the right, […]

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Food Blogs…my undoing?

July 15, 2009

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Paramount on my mind is cash flow.  Closely behind it is my health.  Yes, the Fashionista is marching me around outside (.4 miles which I learned is about 1000 of the 10,000 steps I should take daily) and legislating my food intake.  In truth, it is making me feel better…a little stronger each day.  I […]

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Action

July 13, 2009

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Today I took action.  I went out for my walk with the Fashionista and went in the opposite direction I normally do.  It didn’t seem so grueling somehow.  I kept walking.  I walked not quite half a mile. So now I’ll be expected to do that every day for a while and then up the […]

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Time To Clean House!

July 11, 2009

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And that is what the Fashionista and I are doing.  We’re taking a merciless view of the stuff in the house and sorting it into piles.  Trash.  Keep but move where it belongs.  Donate.  Sell.  And then there’s a yard sale to run at the end of the month.  I wish the Fashionista and I […]

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Pet Projects

July 8, 2009

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It’s not easy being the pet project of a fashionista who maintains a willowy thin persona.  Said fashionista is also one who regularly eats those all bran twigs and pretty much eschews anything that tastes really, really good and expects me likewise to eschew them.  I swear she is militant.  And then she reminds me […]

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Fireworks!

July 3, 2009

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IMG_0027 Originally uploaded by itsewyou I loooove fireworks. I have since I was a little girl. You knew that big bang was coming and you were a little afraid but you wanted to hear it anyway because you knew you would be rewarded with beautiful light and colors. Our house is kind of high on […]

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Gorgeous Day…For Weeding…and Planting

July 3, 2009

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It’s been sunny today for the first time in what seems to be weeks.  We went out back and weeded the hill.  Rain brings weeds that is for sure.  5 of us worked on it and have it passably cleaned up.  I put in the 5 Viburnums back there and the Russian Sage along the […]

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A Day Full Of Surprises

July 2, 2009

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My goodness it’s a day.  From unexpected visitors to unexpected emails.  I’ll explain. Late last night my eldest dropped in unexpectedly.  Why is immaterial.  That she did was quite unexpected.  And nice. Bright and early this morning…before many in my house think it is morning…I received an email.  The email looks like it comes from […]

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Jazzy June 09

July 1, 2009

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Jazzy June 09 Originally uploaded by itsewyou Is this cool or what? Ya gotta love technology and what you can discover left to your own devices on a dismal summer day. I had this photo of our lab, Jazzy, that I took because she was looking particularly fetching…and I knew I could catch it before […]

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4th of July Festivities

July 1, 2009

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Normally we are pretty festive with a big spread.  Not so this year…at least not on the 4th.  Our middle child is moving on Thursday and Friday so she and her fiance will be living it up in their new digs.  The chefly son must work on the 4th…he’s at a local country club and they […]

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