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Aging hippie, married 40 years, with a son who's a lawyer.
Interests: Online journaling, origami, scrapbooking, juggling and circus arts, technical communication, Washington Capitals hockey, Zentangle, fountain pens
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What the hell happened to March?? Geez Louise! Anyway, I seem to have acquired yet another new hobby - building book nooks. A book nook, in case you don't know, is a bookend, but not just any bookend. It's a bookend with a scene built right in, and you do the building from a kit. SonnyeBoy gave me one for Christmas, called Sunshine Town. Since he and his sweety were coming to visit for Easter,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2023 at Red Nose
There were many I didn’t mention!! 😀 Sent from my iPhone
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My pal Linda K. posted this list on The Facebook, and I saw it, and I thought "Cool! I'm gonna make a blog post out of this!" Feel free to play along, on The Facebook, on a blog post, on a Twitter thread, or however you see fit. Here we go! 1. First concert - Ravi Shankar. It was also my first date! I was 15. The next night the same boy took me to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2023 at Red Nose
Recovery from Covid Neither of us had bad symptoms; in fact, I tested negative almost immediately. Joe tested negative after a week, but he never got terribly ill. Some Delsym for the cough, ibuprophen for the body aches, NyQuil to sleep and he coped well. So we were both double-tested negative right after Christmas. Speaking of which... Christmas Even though we were all by ourselves, Christmas was still lovely. We gave each other great gifts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2023 at Red Nose
The final day of the Walker’s Advent Calendar reveals a delicious star! I enjoyed this morsel with my afternoon coffee, a ritual of ours. It’s nice, having a wee ritual like afternoon coffee. It helps when you’re missing a big ritual like, say, the Christmas Eve dinner at my sister’s house. Fuckin’ Covid. But it’s all good. Joe and I are working our way back to healthiness, so just hanging out with the cats and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2022 at Red Nose
Well, so much for an unbroken streak for Holidailies. Damn you, Covid! Joe has the worst of it, but even that is not terrible. His cough has eased up considerably, but he still has a long nap in the afternoon. I have a constant low-grade headache and I’m tired to the bone. I have slept through the night for the past three nights, something that has not happened in many long years, so there’s that.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2022 at Red Nose
Okay then, it’s the eighth shortbread finger - just the thing to sweeten up quarantine. Tonight is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. It is also the 50th anniversary of the longest night of my life. At the end of that long, cold night, I saw the most beautiful sunrise. And I knew that I’d walked into hell and come out the other side, into the light of a new day, heading... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2022 at Red Nose
Day 20 brings a chocolate chip shortbread cookie. I needed this tasty choccy bite today because Joe and I have tested positive for Covid-19. Neither of us is terribly ill - thank you maxed vaxes! Joe has a cough, body aches, fatigue. I have a headache, fatigue, and a bit of pressure in my chest. No fevers or trouble breathing, whew! No worries; we called the doctor. Since we’re not at death’s door, we just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2022 at Red Nose
Sounds yummy! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2022 on Tasty Holidailies at Red Nose
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Yum! It’s the seventh shortbread finger and I am fine with that. It’s my first day of vacation! I’m off until the end of the year, which is lovely. I intend to send out cards, wrap gifts, and relax a lot before traveling to Maryland for the family festivities. Here’s to achievable goals! Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2022 at Red Nose
Another sweet heart is the Day 18 shortbread! I’m also doing the 10 days, 10 photos that bring me joy meme. Today I posted this photo: The meme says you must post without explanation, so I shall explain this photo here! In 2001, I went to Zurich, Switzerland to attend a meeting of technical communication folks. After the meeting, Joe and I explored the city. As we walked along, I glanced up and saw this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2022 at Red Nose
Another shortbread finger today! I don’t mind - they’re all delicious! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! We decorated the tree today! Drink the eggnog! Chug the beer! Christmas time is finally here! Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2022 at Red Nose
Today we have a heart! I had a “hearty” laugh at the major announcement by the former president. I mean, really? Ninety-nine bucks for a random bad photoshop job? When NFTs first become a thing, I looked it up in Urban Dictionary. Here’s the first definition: NFT Non-fungible token Worthless, glorified PNGs that only serve to consume a fuck-ton of electricity and to trick dipshit Crypto-nerds into buying them thinking they have value, only for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2022 at Red Nose
So! Before I get too far behind, I present: Day 14: A round thistle! Day 15: A salted caramel square! Joe and I enjoyed the tasty morsels with our afternoon coffee. Delightful! Afternoon coffee is our little ritual. As soon as I get home from work, we have a cup of high test and a cookie (or two or three). Then we watch the end of Wagon Train and two episodes of Adam-12. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2022 at Red Nose
Well, the Day 14 shortbread will have to wait until Day 15, because I’m currently watching the cinematic masterpiece that is GYMKATA. I’ve been watching it for an hour and still haven’t found a plot. It stars Kurt Thomas, the US Olympic Men’s Gymnastics star. He is a spy or something who has combined his gymnastic skill with martial (or should I say “Marshall”?) arts to defeat all sorts of bad and worse guys. In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2022 at Red Nose
Go to for info on coming attractions! The movies are streamed through YouTube; we use the YouTube channel on our Roku to watch on TV. It’s $10 to view and you get a download link as well. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2022 on Shortbread and The Mads at Red Nose
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Shortbread finger! I don’t mind; it’s delicious whatever the shape. We are, even as I type, watching another livestream from Dumb Industries of The Mads Are Back! This extremely fun show stars Frank Coniff and Trace Beaulieu, aka TV’s Frank and Dr. Clayton Forrester of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Every month they riff on an extremely bad movie. We’ve already seen Glen or Glenda?, Bride of the Monster, and The Devil Bat, along with a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2022 at Red Nose
Hurrah! Sent from my iPhone
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I was tempted to quote a certain Wham song, but I wasn’t sure if that would send someone to Whamhalla, so I’ll just say that today’s shortbread is another delicious heart! Well, a winter storm is approaching the area. It’s only supposed to graze our area, thankfully. The Pocono Mountains and Lehigh Valley are in for what the forecasters call “accumulating snow”. I remember one Christmas long, long ago when I was but a young... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2022 at Red Nose
Another finger! If I can find a shortbread thumb, I’ll have a shortbread hand! My pal Andrea came up yesterday to visit and to attend a Festivus party given by our mutual friend Kate. It was great fun! We ate, drank, and aired our grievances. But alas, I cannot party like I used to, so I was not firing on all cylinders today. Eh, that’s okay; sometimes a gal needs to veg away the day. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2022 at Red Nose
If you guessed that today’s treat is a Salted Caramel Square, you’re right! I love caramel. When I was in college, I realized that I like it better than chocolate! All of my friends at the time like chocolate better, so the fact that I like caramel better was quite heretical. Don’t get me wrong; I do love chocolate. Especially when it’s combined with caramel. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2022 at Red Nose
Day 9 - the return of the Chocolate Chip Shortbread! Well, I was going to expound about my Mom’s Amazing Chocolate Chip cookies, but then I thought, “Hmm, have I written about The Amazing Chocolate Chip cookies before?” So I checked, and here it is! Take a look - you too can make The Amazing Chocolate Chip cookies. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2022 at Red Nose
Another finger! So, cats. Or rather, cat. Little Bits has developed an unfortunate habit of throwing up pretty much every day. She’s been to the vet, who couldn’t find any masses or blockages, and gave a shot of anti-nausea medication to try to break the cycle. It worked for a few days. But it didn’t last, so she’s going back tomorrow for x-rays and bloodwork. Little Bits HATES the vet. She hisses and growls and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2022 at Red Nose
Oh goody! A round shortbread thistle cookie! It is, of course, yummy. Today is the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As soon as my Pop heard the news, he went to enlist. The Army wouldn’t take him, but the Navy did. He served as the head of the Navy Armed Guard on several merchant marine supply ships in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. My father-in-law was a student at The Citadel.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2022 at Red Nose
Oh how nice! Another salted caramel shortbread square! I really like these - the wee pops of salty caramel are soooo good. Also nice? This new pen! It’s a Monteverde Regatta in Black Mother of Pearl. So pretty! This picture doesn't do it justice. I got this pen as part of the Mystery Box from Pen Boutique that I treated myself to as part of Fountain Pen Day last month. The cap is magnetic, on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2022 at Red Nose