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Glory days

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Paul and I were searching for a particular chair slipcover last week and found ourselves compelled to descend into one of Dante’s seven levels of hell.

A shopping mall.

Mama, I made it

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Since so many popular past sit-coms are being brought back for a re-boot, may I suggest one, please?

(No, not ‘Coach.’ We tried that and, well, punt!)

Storm's a brewin'

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Summer means hot, humid days, July 4th fireworks that seem to go on until August, and afternoon scattered storms that, like popcorn, spring up on radar with precious little time to take cover.

Turn it off

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If it’s not the January 6th Congressional hearings, it’s another mass shooting. If it’s not a mass shooting, it’s Britain’s Prime Minister resigning…

Sometimes I need to turn everything off, go outside and look up.

Born in a barn?

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In our never ending quest to restore this small cabin to a somewhat respectful level of hygiene (not easy with 3 dogs and 3 cats), Paul brought home one of those trendy ‘stick’ vacuums.

Who gives a sheet?

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I was on the phone, nodding with empathy, as a dear friend vented about her final days at her job before leaving for, literally, greener pastures.

“I don’t mean to sound ungrateful,” she began...

“But…” I coaxed.

“But…I hate office send-offs!” she hissed. “Hate them! First of all, there’s that giant sheet cake—“

An apple a day

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I am trying very hard not to be jealous of Paul as he continues to share photos of his garden tour across the pond, showing him and the gang strolling along the beach at Brighton, having lunch in the open air in the garden of the estate of Lady Collum (Lady Collum, herself, well into her 80s and wearing the most magnificent hat), and hoisting a

Whine and roses

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As I write this, Paul has emailed that he is soon heading home after successfully leading another tour of rose gardens throughout England. Much anticipated after a two year delay owing to Covid, he joined 18, die-hard rose enthusiasts as they ambled through Sissinghurst, in Kent, to Shropshire, and all points in between.

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