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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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I’ve finished two more! This brings the total to ten - seven by Rolife, two by Tonecheer, and one by Know Me. Am I done? Oh hell no. I think I've posted a few of them on the Facebook and I wrote a blog post about the first one. Anyway, here are the latest book nooks. I like them a lot! Both of these, like many of the others, have mirrors in the back. They're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2024 at Red Nose
Okay! Let's do a Saturday 9 - first time in a while! This week's song is This Could Be the Start of Something by Jack Jones. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) We're beginning the year with an optimistic song about starting something new. Right now, are you feeling positive about 2024? Personally, yes. But I'm really nervous about the election and hoping hoping hoping that democracy survives. 2) In this song,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2024 at Red Nose
Shall I abandon, O King of Mysteries, the soft comforts of home? Shall I turn my back on my native land, and turn my face towards the sea? Shall I put myself wholly at your mercy, without silver, without a horse, without fame, without honor? Shall I throw myself wholly upon You, without sword and shield, without food and drink, without a bed to lie on? Shall I say farewell to my beautiful land, placing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2024 at Red Nose
Day 24: Sugarplum. Very nice. Day 25: Gingerbread Person. How sweet - a gender neutral marshmallow! It was actually my favorite of the bunch. So here it is, New Year's Eve, and we are hurtling toward 2024. I'm sitting here on the couch, writing the last post for this year's Holidailies. We've got the Little Feat Waiting for Columbus live album on the box, the cat is curling up in Joe's lap, and we've just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 23: Orange Cardamom This marshmallow was orangey and nicely spicy. I liked it! Well, the presents are wrapped and the pie is made, so all we have to do is pack a change or two of clothes, leave some food for the cat, and we’ll be off to SonnyeBoy’s place! We’ll also attend the yearly Christmas Eve party at my sister’s house, which is always great! It’s not quite “over the river and through... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 22: Peppermint I love peppermint. My favorite tea? Peppermint. My favorite chewing gum? Peppermint. Life Saver? Pep O Mint. Soap? Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Peppermint. (All one! All one! (IYKYK)) This time of year brings a plethora of peppermint. So far, I've tried the Wendy's peppermint Frosty - delicious. Zwahlen's, our chocolate and ice cream emporium, released their peppermint stick ice cream yesterday - superb. Finally, today's delightful cube of chewiness was peppermint! It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 20: Black Forest Sweet cherry with wee choccy flakes - a winner! Day 21: Eggnog I love eggnog, so this sweet pillow of flavor was right up my alley. You might even say it hit my sweet spot. Last night I joined a Zoom call with five of my Clown College classmates! We've been doing these calls since the pandemic, but this particular call was the first in a few months. It was great... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 19: Sugar Cookie Today's tasty sponge was Sugar Cookie, which was quite good. Not quite as good as an actual sugar cookie, but close enough. Lately I've been indulging in videos from Penn and Teller's TV show Fool Us. The deal is that magicians perform a trick, hoping that Penn and Teller won't be able to figure out how they do it. I love watching the episodes where the magician succeeds, but even the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 18: Rose Well, this puff of goodness was Rose flavored, and like the Lavender, it tastes like it smells, which is weird to me. But I love the smell of roses, so why wouldn't I like the taste? My Mom grew the most beautiful roses. She had a couple of rose gardens in our big backyard, one up along the picket fence and one down by the pine trees. Every year she got a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 17: Latte Now that's more like it! I liked Latte a lot, eh. (Sorry.) (Not sorry.) Seriously, the latte is my go-to Starbucks drink and this was a great marshmallow. We had a nice, lazy day - just like Sunday ought to be. We slept in (until 8:00, imagine!) and stayed in. It was a rainy, gloomy day, so we weren't missing anything. Normally we go out to lunch on Sunday, but it was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 15: Caramel Very nice! I love caramel, even more than I love chocolate, and I love chocolate, so I enjoyed this puffy confection. Day 16: Strawberry Cheesecake Also very nice! The strawberry tasted very natural in this cloud of sweetness. I braved the mall today. I have not shopped at a mall during holiday season for years and years and years. But I waited just a tad too long this year to get appropriate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 14: Cookies and Cream This sweet cube of goodness was delightfully cookies and creamish! I liked it a lot. Right at this moment, I am watching Emergency! on MeTV. It's one of the later seasons, because Johnny Gage (played by heartthrob Randolph Mantooth) has longer hair - almost, but not quite, hippie length. His partner, Roy DeSoto (played by Kevin Tighe), is the level-headed, more experienced paramedic, while Johnny is the slightly dopey but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 13: Earl Grey I suspected that today's marshmallow would be Earl Grey when I saw the pale slate-gray color. It was fine, very tea-ish. I went through a tea phase in college. All the hippies drank tea, especially herbal teas like chamomile and peppermint. My tribe liked the Celestial Seasonings teas - Red Zinger and Sleepytime were particular favorites. But I'm really not a tea person. I still like peppermint tea, but I pretty... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 12: Blueberry Today’s airy confection is blueberry. Very very tasty. Don’t you just love blueberry pie? So does my Sonnyeboy! When he was working as a cop and living in our beach house, he decided to treat himself to one. So he got a convenient frozen pie and popped it in the oven. When it was done, Sonnyeboy grabbed some pot holders so that he could safely remove the delicious dessert from the oven.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 11: Maple Pancake Wow! As soon as I opened today’s marshmallow packet, the scent of maple syrup caressed my smeller. And the taste! Really good, just like a short stack smothered in real maple syrup. Loved it. I do love a good pancake. I can’t eat more than two standard-sized pancakes anymore, but that’s okay. I can eat a pancake plain, slathered in butter, or drizzled with honey. But for me, maple syrup is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 9: Lemon Meringue Well, I may have broken my Holidailies streak at 8, but I did open the Day 9 marshmallow door to reveal a lovely lemon meringue cube. My gramma made a great lemon meringue pie. When I was a kid, I sometimes had the privilege of swirling the glossy meringue on top of the lemon layer. That was as much of a treat as the pie itself, what with the occasional glob... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2023 at Red Nose
Nope! Ulysses is my husband’s project. He tries every once in a while, but has never finished it. The same goes for Finnegan’s Wake! Sent from my iPhone
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Day 8: Dark Chocolate! What could be bad about a dark chocolate marshmallow? I’ll tell you what - nothing. This cube of spongy fun was delicious! The other night I casually started rearranging the books in our many bookcases. I thought I’d gather all the Stephen King volumes and put them together on one shelf. So I did. Missing The Gunslinger. I must rectify that. I had to continue with an overflow Stephen King shelf.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 7: Lavender I never think of lavender as a flavor; I always think of it as a scent and a color. I must say, though, that the lavender flavor in this lavender colored treat was nice; in fact, it tastes like it smells. Does that make sense? Anyway, I do love the scent. Back in high school, my favorite perfume was Yardley's English Lavender. I felt very groovy and mod when I dabbed a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 6: Mango! Today's marshmallow, as you have no doubt figured out, is mango. I was never a huge fan of that particular tropical fruit, but mix it with a lot of sugar and whip it up into foamy cube and it turns into a quite nice treat. So. I didn't get around to visiting the leasing office until late this afternoon. Alas, she was busy with a young couple. I'll drop by tomorrow. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 5: Funfetti This marshmallow was both tasty and colorful, with its wee pieces of candy confetti goodness. So far, I've liked all of the treats that I've tried. A guy just knocked on our door and tried to sell Joe on Hello Fresh. I've never heard of door-to-door salesfolk pushing meal kits, especially in apartment buildings! I think he must live here or he would not have been able to get into the building.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2023 at Red Nose
Day 4: Cola This piece of pillowy goodness tasted remarkably like Coke! I’ve always been a Coca-Cola aficionado, ever since I could grab one out of the soda chest in Pa Fowler’s market while Mom picked out potatoes and Pa ground up beef for hamburger. Now, because I’m old and fat and diabetic, I drink Coke Zero Sugar. It’s the closest thing to actual Coke that I’ve found. Tab? Bleh. Diet Coke? Meh, but I’ll... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2023 at Red Nose
Today's marshmallow: Chocolate Chip This cube of bouncy sugary goodness studded with teeny tiny chocolate chips was quite tasty! I grew up with chocolate chip cookies. I have written about these cookies several times, but they deserve to be written about frequently. My mom made these cookies from scratch and memory in her trusty Mixmaster. I'm not sure if she started out following an actual recipe. By the time I came along she'd been making... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2023 at Red Nose
Today's marshmallow: Key Lime! Joe reports that it was full of limey deliciousness. On our last day on the Wild Atlantic Way, we traveled to the Cliffs of Moher and the resort town of Lahinch. Luckily, Joe was much better and was able to come. I loved the Cliffs of Moher. They are breathtaking. The stairclimb to the best views are also breathtaking, but worth it. The steps aren't tall, but they are many. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2023 at Red Nose
It's December! It's a cold-ish, cloudy day, the first day of the last month of 2023, and that means it's time for Holidailies! The last couple of years I've gotten Advent Calendars to while away the time until Christmas. In 2021, I got the Dianmine Inkvent calendar. That one was fun! Last year, I got the Walker's Shortbread calendar. That one was delicious, but a little bit repetitive. This year, I got the XO Marshmallow... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2023 at Red Nose