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cincinnati, ohio
elements in harmony
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Aw, I will have a look. I struggle using my old sad computer so I haven't kept up with email as I once did. I had so many photos of you all in the 50s and early 60s that I still mourn though they were stolen 30 years ago.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2020 on it's pine borers, all right at antiquated notions
Hah! I still have some...and some old Pyrex bowls, too. :-)
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2020 on it's pine borers, all right at antiquated notions
I went to sign my lease today! And I looked at the dead tree's trunk while I waited. There are these teeny tiny holes all over it, and from what I understand, the makers of those holes will destroy all the other trees if they're not stopped. I do not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at antiquated notions
Hey, I chose an apartment, the one I looked at the other day. It has two flaws for me; on the second floor and is farther from things rather than closer. But the second point is probably the reason it's not too expensive for the size and relative "niceness." I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2020 at antiquated notions
Wow, this feels exactly like the sort of advice I need. I so appreciate your taking the time to offer it to me. I liked the apartment I looked at a couple days ago, except that it was on the second floor. But the ground floor people are clearly settled in for good, the way they had their patios arranged, and one group of three even had floral plantings between them that they'd clearly added. I saw a couple of them talking with each other as I crawled past. But that tells me at least they like living there?
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2020 on what a year this has been at antiquated notions
amiright? Today I was looking for some sort of guide like my (charming, well-meaning, outdated but enjoyable) volumes in the Woman Alive! book series, for managing some elements of single apartment life. Well, Google searches are just not helpful anymore, from my point of view. You just have to know... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at antiquated notions
A. As of about a week ago, I have reached what a former close friend referred to as "the crone stage" in life. Ready to relegate fertility and such to the more youthful members of the stronger half of our humanity, and wisely tend to my herb garden and needlecraft... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at antiquated notions
It's a pleasant fantasy, to be sure.
I make the artichokes about once a year. They’re messy and just for me, so. But worth it as an annual treat! And I found a recipe that’s pretty much what Mom did so I just follow that, with a couple very minor changes. Do you know about eating stuffed... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
Today I made a small batch of the Easter cookies, and made a couple changes just to experiment, and I like the result, so here you go way down below for the new recipe. My new method uses only butter, at a higher proportion. And I thinned the icing slightly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
This is the year I turn the yard gardens back over to grass, so I am using two back areas for container gardening, well, same as before, but exclusively in those areas. Today I spent a lot of time cleaning and organizing the spaces and putting the pots around to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
I’ve put off the “what I’ll miss about Google Plus” post for a few reasons. One is, of course, that we like to pretend good things aren’t actually ending. Another is that it’s just difficult to pin down exactly what was so great about it. At least it is for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at antiquated notions
I thought that scanned well. I was doing a little research for a story I'm working on and came across this interesting article about a bomb shelter beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. I just knew there had to be something like this, and I'm so gratified to find it. Also, I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at antiquated notions
It's been two weeks since I launched myself into "being a writer." This has included many hours of reading over most of the fiction I've written in the past thirteen years, trying to figure out a piece of software I downloaded five years ago and never quite got the hang... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at antiquated notions
Two people I respect and care about and whose taste I appreciate, only partly because it is similar to my own, have again simultaneously expressed their belief that I should work at making the writing thing pay. And so I will honor their encouragement by making a full and earnest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at antiquated notions
This one is a bit critical. You have been warned. The next one will have sugar added. But it is punctuated with frivolity to make things more bearable for the Reader with some of my favorite songs from the G+ era, and images from the Bussard Collector. Today while perusing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at antiquated notions
Sometimes when I get the late winter malaise, reading doesn’t feel very good and so I watch things; either endless rewatches of Midsomer Murders or Inspector Morse or Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, or things I have overlooked that want some attention. Not usually foreign language things; at least not on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at antiquated notions
I woke up with this song in my head, the original version, but the Mel Tormé recording always pops into my head when I'm thinking about it. When I was little, and older vocalists who sang "standards" would try to score with pop hits, it made me so uncomfortable. Now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at antiquated notions
At some point in the past few years when people were eating a lot of risotto and talking about eating risotto, I decided to find out what the big deal was about making it. It’s not a super big deal. It requires time and attention, and a few good ingredients.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
I have 90% prepared a blog post on the letdown of hearing the top 50 songs of 1982, but it will keep. I’m going to cover the highlights of my day yesterday, instead. It will be interspersed with a few of the songs I have played in obsessive amounts that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at antiquated notions
People were warned that viewing the country like a private business would be a mistake. And he's so terrible at business, anyway. However, they don't listen, don't understand when they do, and the Rs are just using him for their own gain, so here we are.
PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT IN ZONE 6B! This being, for me, some of the greens, spring onions, a few herbs and flowers. Spring training begins in earnest in about two weeks, by which I mean that's when I'll start some tomatoes and peppers, maybe eggplant. Everything has to be in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
I keep a Text Edit document open and paste things into it, to look up, think about, or use later. Today I'm going to share some of what's on the current one. And random images downloaded to my phone. Here's a list of famous people who have hazel eyes. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at antiquated notions
This song was number one on February 18, 1975. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at antiquated notions
All nows are now, silly, but I do like what Daniel Amos expressed regarding the spiritual path. :-) Circles, too, you know. That is, waves of serendipity spreading out from a center point. From every aspect, every other aspect looks a little bit different. It's okay that I am still and again that grubby little girl in that messy girl room. Because, she was me now, as well. I am all the ages I have been, and will be.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2019 on They're playing my song again at antiquated notions