Archive | June, 2011

Help Find The Best Fun

June 11, 2011

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I’d mentioned in an earlier post that I had an uncle who was 8 years older than I was.  He was so much fun!  Because he was a late-in-life baby for my grandparents, they had the time and money to indulge him.  Surprisingly he wasn’t spoiled and he loved to play with us at the family […]

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Week of Vacation – So Much Fun!

June 10, 2011

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I was on vacation last week and did I ever have fun!  I felt like I did it all – read a lot books, stayed home, went away, relaxed, and worked hard.  I went back to work this week feeling refreshed and like I’d had a good break from it all. Here are some of […]

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Add A Trumpet Vine for Privacy

June 9, 2011

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When we moved to Richmond four years ago, I really had trouble adjusting to being here.  The reasons were many, but my favorite boy toy felt that if we fixed up the backyard to make a place to sit and relax that I might be happier. He was right.  One of the things we did […]

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Husband For All These Years

June 8, 2011

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In my post as to why I don’t miss film, I mentioned that my wedding pictures were turning into sepia due to the colors fading.  I still love them and I love my favorite boy toy even more.  We’ve been married way longer than we haven’t been married. Here we are, young and happy.  We’re […]

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Frivolous Costumes Make Little Girls Happy

June 7, 2011

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One thing about little girl, they love to dress up.  The more frivolous the costume, the better it is. My sister and I had one dress that we just loved to dress up in the most.  My recollection was that it was silky feeling with a stiff netting around the skirt.  It was long and […]

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Film – I Don’t Miss It

June 6, 2011

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I love digital photography.  I can take an unlimited number of pictures, although I might need extra storage on my computer to do so.  If the colors are a bit off, the picture is too dark or too light, or just needs to be cropped down, I can adjust it easily through Photoshop Elements.  If I […]

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Distinct Sound Of A Beagle

June 5, 2011

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One thing about beagles – they have a very distinct sound.  Our subdivision has several of them and they are easy to distinguish from the Jack Russells who get walked each night.  Beagles woo-woo, Jack Russells clack.  Our Miniature Pinscher screams as he tears around the yard.  The Labs and Golden Retrievers make little noise – I envy […]

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Result? Becoming An Eagle Scout

June 4, 2011

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My father became an Eagle Scout when he was 14 years old.  As part of the work towards this, he had to buy the ingredients for and cook a meal over a campfire for his troop.  I actually have the ingredient list in his handwriting, as well as the note he wrote the troop leader […]

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Health Of A Baby

June 3, 2011

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My hairdresser will be having her first child shortly.  She was upset to find out that it is likely to be by C-Section, as the baby is breech in such a way that it cannot be turned around.  I know from my own experience that it’s hard to wrap your head around this being necessary for your […]

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Briefly They Touch Our Lives

June 2, 2011

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The other day, I used the random word “intense” to describe the kitten at play. One of my fellow bloggers, Random Thoughts From Midlife, asked where the kitten went to when I said he was gone.  I realize that I was not very clear in my post. The kitten died last year, at the age of nine […]

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Flush With Flowers

June 1, 2011

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The local botanical gardens are flush with roses.  There seem to be every kind of rose there – big ones, small ones, pink, red, white – at all stages of open, budding, and spent.  It’s just beautiful, especially with the small brick buildings in the middle of the rose beds.  This picture barely shows all the roses […]

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