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Carol Wilkerson
Washington State
Certified Graphoanalyst; Family Genealogist; Fibromyalgia survivor.
Interests: reading, blogging, genealogy, writing, sci-fi movies are a favorite, as well as mysteries and a good Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple book; also, handwriting analysis and world history.
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The garden in our back yard was planted about June 9th and now it’s time to give you an update on how it’s faring this year. To start off, it was a very cool spring and a slow-to-warm-up summer. It... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pentimento
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7' Essex Round Obelisk (Gardener's Supply) (not an affiliate link) We moved into our current home in 1992 and began almost right away clearing away old shrubs and cleaning up the yard to our design. I think it must have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Pentimento
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This might seem a little bizarre to some of you, but I had just a tiny bit of body wash left in a dispenser so instead of wasting it I used my Smart Funnel device as you can see in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Pentimento
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Agatha Christie (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Confession I've been a fan of Agatha Christie stories since my mother-in-law introduced me to her books when I was in my early twenties. I can’t even tell you the first one I read,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Pentimento
It's been quite a few years now that I have been able to watch Hercule Poirot on Netflix, but this year, without warning, the site dropped all the series 1-7. Rather disappointing, but not the end of the world for... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Pentimento
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No more frozen hummingbird food It's been a learning process for us when it comes to accommodating our hummingbirds who stay in our area year round. They're Anna's hummingbirds, and such a joy to watch. We even have one that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Pentimento
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I think we're all living in bewildering times. I made this graphic today just to vent a little. If you like it, I also opened a new Cafe Press Shop where you can buy it on stuff. Yay! Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Pentimento
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I have a very difficult time with metal arms on chairs of any kind. Not just because I have fibromyalgia, but because they are just plain uncomfortable and, they can get hot in the direct sun. We do have our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Pentimento
Apple Cinnamon Bread 1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Pentimento
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I know you're going to laugh, but hey, we should have gotten some of these years ago. Bibs for adults. We always eat in the living room and invariably we either drop crumbs on our chests, or worse, slop food... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Pentimento
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Now's the time to get your new iPhone 6! If you've been waiting to buy a new phone, but you don't want to be locked into a plan, this might be the phone you've been waiting for. Get your phone... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Pentimento
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I have some old VHS tapes that I needed to get on disk and luckily, we have a VHS/DVD recorder that I can use. I wrote this article because I had to figure it out on my own just where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Pentimento
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The Problem I bought some new headphones to use with my 7" Kindle Fire HDX and when I got them plugged into the Kindle they just wouldn't play stereo. Most of the time I have a mental list of things... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Pentimento
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Suncast Chairs and Table - Made in the USA I think the purchase of the chairs and table was one of the best things I bought this summer. Previously, we had two Rubbermaid white chairs on the porch and they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Pentimento
If you're thinking of becoming an Amazon Prime member, now might be the best time to do it. July 15th is Amazon Prime Day with lots of good deals for Prime members. I have some things in my wish lists... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Pentimento
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Obviously, we are in the process of training our clematis this year. The clematis itself has been on the east side of our house for the last fifteen years or so. It's well established, but sadly, it's been neglected when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Pentimento
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Take The Mystery Out Of Folding A Fitted Sheet I don't remember my mom ever showing me the "proper" way to fold a fitted sheet. Maybe because when the sheets got washed and dried they just went back on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Pentimento
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Who's that hiding behind the tree? This guy! This might very well be the same bird that was here last year. From my Google search they can live quite a long time given optimum conditions. These latest pictures aren't really... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Pentimento
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No, I didn't bake it from scratch, but I love the pies (and pot pies) made by Marie Callender brand. Today's pie is razzelberry because I know my grandpa Will Yates would have loved it. Grandma Yates (Josie) always used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Pentimento
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I Wish They'd Had This Personal Shelter Years Ago I saw this product on Facebook today and I was immediately taken with how perfect it would be for so many people. In fact, I loved it so much I became... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Pentimento
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My Earrings Are No Longer Out Of Sorts For years, I've been traveling with my stud earrings in zip lock bags or some other kind of container that left them loose and just shifting around making it hard to find... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Pentimento
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I've started a new board on my Pinterest personal account named Whimsy. The whole concept of whimsy appeals to my sense of humor and makes me happy in so many ways. If nothing else, the images make me smile. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Pentimento
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You Can Bank On It, I'm Hopeless When It Comes To The Checkbook I'm able to do a lot of things on my computers, but I am just hopeless when it comes to using a rich program like Quicken. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Pentimento
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It was soon after PayPal changed their BillMeLater credit service to Paypal Credit, I began receiving letters (and perhaps phone calls that I ignore)from Enhanced Recovery Company LLC saying that I had a $100+ balance that they needed me to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Pentimento
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Red Maple Tree Update Truthfully, I can't remember right off hand when we bought the red maple, but it was in the fall when trees were on sale. It took a few years for it to get established and really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Pentimento