Gardening & Housekeeping
My Fixation on Weather

My Fixation on Weather

A Fixation Sprouts When I was young(-er), I noticed those who were old(-er) always checked the weather. Newspaper forecasts gave way to the 10 PM TV forecasts; then the weather channel was the cable station of choice. At long last, putting weather apps for my phone...

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Happy St Distaff’s Day

Happy St Distaff’s Day

St. Distaff's Day Thank you Peg Bracken for reminding me of a chore I will never have to do – nor have I ever attempted it, old and cute as I am. “. . . the Christmas holidays having ended, good housewives resume the distaff and other industrious employments.” –The...

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A Place for Every Thing . . .

. . . and every thing in its place was one of the proverbs that misled me, and confounded my housekeeping. It is not true. There is not a place for everything; nor can every thing have its own place. Maybe that worked a hundred years ago when things were not widely...

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The Insanity of Me Baking Cookies

The Insanity of Me Baking Cookies

The Christmas Spirit got the better of my common sense, and I baked cookies this afternoon. The recipe seemed easy enough, even for me. I know baking is not my strong suit. But watching new episodes of The Great British Bake Off,  hope welled up.  After all, some of...

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