Icy Sunshine

January 11, 2021

Here’s the front walk on Saturday January 3rd at 11 o’clock at night. Snow had been threatened in the forecast and it finally started coming down. On Sunday we woke up to dazzling sunny skies. Everything was covered in snow and on top of that was a layer of ice which created a magnificent effect. […]

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happy kitties

January 10, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I could use some nice kitty pictures about now. So here they are. First – Kevin bought a cat grass kit, complete with darling little black and white kitty cup to plant the grass. They sprouted fairly quickly and all the cats enjoy chewing on them. Here’s Lovey, her […]

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Last of December

January 4, 2021

I have a bunch of different photos here and then I’ll be moving on to the new year! Way back on December 5th I was going for a run next to the field and came across these deer. I stopped to take some photos and they stopped to see what I was doing there. In […]

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Final posting of Christmas Stuff

January 3, 2021

The ground is covered in snow on this Sunday morning. The sun keeps peeking out, making everything gleam frostily. I’m happy to stay inside. Even though I do not like cold, I do not like winter, I can appreciate the snow once in a while as long as I don’t have to go out in […]

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Christmas Gifts

January 2, 2021

I spent a good portion of yesterday taking down every last decoration and also the tree. I kind of miss the lights already since it’s another gloomy day out there but am happy not to look at the gobs of xmas stuff all around. Kevin loves chocolate covered cherries, and when he was a kid […]

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Christmassy Stuff

December 30, 2020

I feel like i’m done with Christmas now, tired of all the stuff that I put up everywhere. When Amy and Jim came over for Christmas dinner they seemed stupefied by the amount of stuff I had out, but I felt it wasn’t really over the top, and not more than other people have? I […]

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happy…two days after Christmas…

December 27, 2020

yeah, it was a blur. too much waiting til the last minute, too much “this won’t take long” and so Christmas eve day and Christmas were nonstop cleaning/cooking/wrapping/other crazy xmas stuff. Yesterday I barely, just barely even got off the couch at all. I just looked through my photos and have some from november that […]

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Countdown to Xmas!

December 19, 2020

I was startled to see that i’d last posted on the 13th; how is it possible six days have whooshed by? And even more alarming is that Christmas is in six days! I mean, in perspective it’s not really alarming. All the sadness and death from the coronavirus is what’s truly alarming. But the speedy […]

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good grief.

December 13, 2020

It’s the beginning of the middle of December, really? Already? At least i’ve updated my banner. Here’s the loveliest picture I feel i’ve taken in a long while. December 2nd, when the clouds were glorious. and here’s a great, up close and personal picture that Kevin took at the beginning of December. Ok then, grace

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Biking the Sangamon Valley Trail, Part 2

November 25, 2020

Kevin and I went on a great bike ride on the Sangamon Valley Trail on Sept. 16th, our 14th anniversary. It’s a lovely, flat path, and 23 miles round-trip. We decided to hit the trail again on November 6th and I was looking forward to the ride because it was a lovely warm but not […]

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