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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

Undressed and Re-distressed

I’ve been needing a new bedside table for quite some time, but couldn’t find just the right one… until this Wednesday.  And when I found it, I was so pleased that I had to tackle it immediately.  It turned out to be a 24-hour project, from pickup to posting. I got it from Craigslist, of […]

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Woods Walk

It’s not that we haven’t been busy here.  Oh, we’ve been busy. But we’ve also been having a beautiful month, and Jackson and I are spending as much time as possible outside instead of in front of the computer.  We adopted him at the end of February last, and walking him twice daily last March […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

IS St. Patrick’s Day a holiday upon which one traditionally wishes happiness to others?  I thought it was a day for dispensing beer with a liberal hand. Despite being a religious holiday — the feast day of Padraig or Patrick, who explained the Holy Trinity to the heathen Irish using the three-leaved shamrock — March […]

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Some Kinds of Help

Long ago when I was young, I had a an album — on a RECORD! — titled “Free to Be You and Me”, by Marlo Thomas and friends.  I looked it up before I wrote this post, and I see that it was a successful project featuring bucketloads of celebrities: Rosy Grier, Alan Alda, Tom […]

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House Rules, Redux

Exactly one year and one day ago, I posted a list of House Rules for Jackson’s benefit. I don’t think he read them. But we’ve updated them, now that he’s been with us for a year and he rejoices in the gravitas and maturity of an adult dog.  (I read that aloud to B and […]

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Adam said, “Get chicken feet…”

My Friend Adam wrote a post on making stock a few weeks back.  Now, I like the stock I make, and I make it the way my mother did: roast a chicken, eat the chicken, put everything that isn’t edible in a pot and boil it all up until the house smells richly chickeny.  But […]

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