wrapping up november…

December 15, 2017

Mom got an iphone!  a big one, and she’s very please with it, and is doing a great job of figuring out how to make it work. lester scaling a stump on a november walk. another beautiful lake view. a bunny lives in the diminishing log pile, and les is always determined to chase him […]

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December 14, 2017

christmas.  coming right up.  here’s what i’ve done thus far, christmas-decorating-wise:  i’ve gotten the new artificial tree out of the basement.  yay, me. oh boy. it’s not that i don’t want to decorate, it’s just that i’ve been frantically creating calendars, and this year it has taken me much longer than usual because i want […]

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an excursion!

December 1, 2017

we haven’t taken many trips recently, but on nov. 18th we drove up to davenport Iowato see Harry Potter in Concert.  This is a worldwide phenomenon, where a live orchestra plays all the music from the score while the movie is projected.  i can’t remember how i heard about it; i bet it was when i […]

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just another post about lester…

November 29, 2017

on november 13th as les and i were walking i spotted this white pelican.  there are lots of them this year. he appeared to be swimming over to join this gaggle of pelicans farther away. you can just barely see him, as he managed to get closer. meanwhile, les was scurrying down the rocks towards […]

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November 26, 2017

last night before bed i read a thoughtful article in the wall street journal about how thanksgiving is good because it’s one of the rare times when a family sits down and shares a meal together, and about how rituals are so important to people, and we have so few rituals now… but this morning […]

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happy…day after thanksgiving…

November 24, 2017

right, right, it’s black friday. didn’t make it out to the stores early this morning, because that’s not something i’m into. here’s my personal revelation i had last night…to me, and i know this is probably sacrilege to many, i think thanksgiving is a stupid holiday. even if you have a family you like and […]

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November 21, 2017

today i was walking with les in the backyard and the wind was blowing and i thought, “i’m going inside and not going out again til may.” so that’s the kind of winter it’s going to be. next time when i take him for a walk i need to bundle up better, that’s all. and […]

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wrapping up the month of october

November 20, 2017

this is from october 15th, capturing that magic moment when the sun lights up the other shore. hmm, that was taken at 6:12 p.m.  last night i was sitting here looking out at the lake and was pretty dark over there, at 5:02 p.m.  but before you know it the days will start getting longer!  […]

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countdown to turkey day…

November 19, 2017

…i mean, i suppose it’s a countdown.  it’s also a countdown to christmas, really, but the other day mom said I’VE SEEN PEOPLE WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OUT ALREADY, and i pointed out that xmas isn’t so far off. meanwhile, i’m just trying to remember the photos i took in october.  in the middle of […]

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here on thursday,

November 16, 2017

things are good.  i know it’s thursday cause kevin just told me it is – somehow it feels like friday, i don’t know why. kevin worked hard at removing our very old and broken hot tub.  not only doesn’t it work, but the company is out of business so we couldn’t get parts if we […]

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