Monthly Archives: May 2011

Too many cookies

This is my primary role in life currently: Being the mom and general caregiver to the resident 14½ year-old pianist and middle school student. Which means getting her to lessons and classes, making sure she follows through on practicing, gets … Continue reading

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Lemon cheesecake bars

I’ve been meaning to make these since I bought a bag of lemons in the middle of last week. Time has this talent for slipping away from me when the sun is shining and there are garden beds to tend … Continue reading

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Again with the sidewalk ending

Ok, so I’m a little obsessed. Nearly done are the grape hyacinths. Now the foot of the black walnut tree is surrounded by a haze of light blue forget-me-nots — lovely little flowers those — and a scattering of tulips … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, rain

Last week we had days of consecutive sun. Briefly we turned on the central air to alleviate the heat that accumulated in our bedrooms. I may have, during a weak moment, perhaps after a particularly violent bout of tree pollen … Continue reading

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, or irrational fear of Friday the 13th. 28 years ago today, this evening actually, Bruce and I were married. It was Friday the 13th. We laughed in the face of irrational fears and superstitions. Still, I’m … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different.

In some circles I have a reputation for baking pies. I’m even told I’m quite good at it. Yet it occurred to me early this week that I have not baked a pie in a good long while. Months even. … Continue reading

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Super fine day

Early church, a little work, Rochester public market, digging in the dirt, planting flowers, dinner and a movie. And a sun-drenched walk with Carmen the dog. Happy Mothers’ Day to me.

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