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curb appeal – curb shopping like a pro

I confess to being one of those folks who stop and check out curb furniture.  I bought a very small house and none of the furniture I already owned fit inside.  If you are open to it, the universe will suddenly throw a lot of choices in your path, not just from thrift stores but […]

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goalpost migration

2016 is definitely the most unproductive year this blog has ever seen.   What started in a fit of seasonal affective disorder, mutated into I am ‘saving’ my creativity for other things, yeah right.   And since I have taken up dieting again, yes again, this-time-i-really-mean-it sort of dieting, that mandates a lot of hiking and cycling, more ways […]

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Just One Damned thing After Another

I am on my SECOND run through this series by Jodi Taylor…the english writer not the american porn star.   Right now I am doing audio only for fiction so it makes it way easier to just revisit an entire series. The Chronicles of St Mary’s starting with Just One Damn Thing After Another is a […]

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shirt off my chest

Okay this is just a small rabbit hole I went down last week, another in a line of inexplicable behavior patterns. I was reading a book by a thru-hiker and she was waxing poetic about a particular Bob Marley t-shirt she was given. Thru hikers carry very little clothing on their treks, so the three […]

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goldfish memory

By my count I am about 5 posts behind…i randomly added reminders to my calendar and there are 5 ignored reminders, go figure.  I wasn’t especially busy this week, but I just couldn’t provoke myself to sit at the computer long enough.  I have to be careful, if i sit at the computer for any […]

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god save the garanimals!

I wrote this for the reddit minimalist sub, just some oversharing, i thought i’d share.  Yes, it’s snowing again, i never did think i would find snow…oppressive, now I know how they feel in one of those never ending monsoon seasons. When i moved last summer to what I call the smallest house in Portland Maine, […]

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green intentions

It’s that time of year when an old woman’s fancy turns to garden planning. Whenever the snow melts down far enough, I start visualizing where I want raised beds, and which shrubs i need to kill, and where I need to undo the things the previous owner had done, which at the time I paid […]

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sharps, a post with a point.

I had to make an iphone alert to remind me once a week to enter my hours worked for the temp job, so now i have an alert to remind me to write a blog post a few times  a week.  lets see how long it takes for me to start hitting the snooze button […]

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On the sunnyside (revised)

One of the things I have planned to do…to exploit my new found love of alterative energy, is build it a small web presence. A simple site, with a page about the installation process, diagrams about how the solar cells and battery are connected. I know there’s a way to hook the meter results to […]

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tagging

I finally gave away the last two boxes of my mother and ersatz grandmother’s china/glass …when i started trying to downsize all that stuff, i know i had a yard sale, then i dragged it out to other folks benefit yard sales, i was giving pieces away when i could. I certainly didn’t have any […]

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