Category Archives: Just for Fun

The Movies I’ll Want to Watch as the World Ends

I love movies that move me. I love movies that make me cry. I love movies that make me laugh and cry and do it all over again, until I’m reduced to a soggy but satisfying mess. Continue reading

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I Can Go Home Again. Right?

It’s April 17 and I’m stranded, stuck, marooned, and, for all intents, homeless. I’m not on the streets, nothing like that. I’m at my daughter’s house (a lovely place to be), but home is 350 miles away and I haven’t … Continue reading

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One Cataract Gone, One More To Go

October 8 — My cataract surgery went well yesterday.  So well I feel silly having worried and sweated and stewed about it–which I did, big time.  Something about knowing my eye was going to be sliced and then blasted with … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Evolution

It’s January 1, 2014.  Every year at this time we Snowbirds are on the road to our southern digs, so after a day’s travel, even on New Year’s Eve, we weary road-warriors hit the pillows early.  (I missed the ball … Continue reading

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Candy is Dandy and Desserts are Never Fattening on Holidays

As much as I dislike snow (except for that first snowfall, which is always magical and beautiful), as much as I griped endlessly over having to take three whole days to go 350 miles, as much as I felt put-upon … Continue reading

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On the Solstice a New Beginning. Or, Is Winter Over Yet?

If you’ve missed me at all, just know that I’ve been traveling from the northwoods to the city, in which I wasted three days in the midst of snowstorms, either holed up or otherwise engaged in the avoidance of black … Continue reading

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When Black Friday Made At Least A Little Sense

Years ago, when my kids were small, I was one of those shoppers out waiting for the stores to open at 7 AM on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  I did that for years and I’m happy to say I almost … Continue reading

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Frog Stories: Tales of Pursuit, Hope and Suicide

My grandson, the famous frog hunter, came up to visit this summer.  It took an entire week and a half, most of it spent being dropped in and lifted out of buckets, before our neighborhood frogs finally got smart and … Continue reading

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A November Challenge: Let’s See If I Can Do This

I’ve been feeling totally undisciplined lately.  Even more than usual, if that’s possible.  I need to get back on track, and–let’s face it–anybody?–I need to get some people over here to do more than just knock on my door.  I … Continue reading

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I’m a Finalist! Facebook Says So!

So I opened my Facebook page last night and I was scrolling through it when I saw something from the Robert Benchley Society about their Annual Humor Contest.  They’ve selected the 2013 finalists.  How nice.  I’ve always loved Robert Benchley. … Continue reading

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