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About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life

The Summer Sunami Begins

  The sunami of garden produce has begun!  While zucchini has not arrived, we are getting at least two yellow summer squash per day.  Doesn’t sound like much?  There are only two of us… We enjoy summer squash simply sautéed … Continue reading

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The Still Life Progresses

I continue to make progress on the still life painting.  There is no one area that is completely finished, still layers to go but I am pleased with it. A long way to go.  I hope to have it finished … Continue reading

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The New Colored Pencil Project – A Still Life

  I am not quite finished with the cat portraits but found I was not loving the process so I started a new project.  After all, if there is one benefit of retirement, it is that I can generally CHOOSE what … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Pasta

The last few weeks I have been finding red or yellow peppers in the “about to go bad” section of the produce isle at deep discounts.  I have used them in various ways but have found that roasting them right … Continue reading

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Thinking of Mom

I heard a poem that brought thoughts of my Mom to me.  She and Dad were married for 60 years, the last decades dealing with my Dad’s MS diagnosis. Old Wives E. J. Mudd   What did we think when … Continue reading

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A New Medium in Art

I have not updated you for some time on my art (or much else for that matter).  Sigh.  I talk to you in my head often but do not let it flow to the keyboard as often as I want. … Continue reading

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Control…or not.

I have been trying to give up my controlling nature.  I have made great progress.  Meditation really helps. BUT, some habits of control are SO comforting.  For example, LISTS!  Lists are wonderful.  Lists make all things possible.  At least as … Continue reading

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