Author Archives: Christine

What I See Happening Here Instead

The last few months have seen an upswing in gun violence, burglary, car chases and more. And perhaps I’m more of an optimist (although I prefer Optimistic Realist, thank you very much) because while I see the crime (or rather … Continue reading

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Reinforced Shelving and Pesto Bread

I used to hate winter. Now I love it – well, I don’t love the cold but I do love the time inside for projects and especially love whipping up some comfort food. Reinforced Shelving A couple of months ago, … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace Porch Cat

My dad has described his parents as folks who “always brought home strays.” I think in their case it was of the human variety, but I tend to find the furred variety on my doorstep and invite it in. About … Continue reading

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Plateaus and Planetesimals

Plateaus… You remember how I mentioned (at least once or twice) my weight loss goals? Well, I hit a plateau. One that saw a weight gain of three pounds before slowly creeping back down. I have no one to blame … Continue reading

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Bring On the Roses!

After losing my shirt…well, $140…on plants from USA Nursery (NEVER EVER USE THEM!!!!), I’ve been a little more cautious about where I spend my money. I wanted quality plants, but for a reasonable price. And my problems with folks walking … Continue reading

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More Brick-Laying

Soon it will be more than just nippy in the morning. Then winter will descend upon us and I’ll be focused on the inside projects. Until then… Brick Moving = Brick Laying I have nearly moved all of the brick … Continue reading

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Weight Goals and Upcoming Event

I considered adding these topics to my last post, but it was already long enough, so here you go – a brand new post! Weight Loss Goals and Accomplishments I’ve mentioned before that, since rescuing my dad from Panama late … Continue reading

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Bricks So Many Bricks

Truly Backbreaking Work My love of bricks began when we moved here over four and a half years ago. A beautiful old brick house┬áneeds brick pathways. And with five lots, I had plenty of room to lay down a few … Continue reading

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Each Step Moves Us Forward

The balancing act continues, dear readers. Each week we balance caring for my dad, the typical house/home stuff, tending to the acre of land we are now responsible for, and tackling the projects that will move forward our renovation projects. … Continue reading

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And She Danced…

This weekend was devoted first to neighborhood obligations – my husband is the president of the neighborhood association and was slinging hot dogs for the masses on Saturday. Meanwhile, I was at a chiropractor doing my best to deal with … Continue reading

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