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Throw-Back Thursday: Lace Curtains

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I am reading Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family. I met the author, Ronne Hartfield, at the Writing Chicago Conference this summer. Her writing is poetic. Turns out she is, indeed, a poet, and a one-time memoirist.  I wish I didn’t have to wait until next month to meet her for lunch.  Our upbringing has so many commonalities. I love how she describes her dining room table and everyone coming together for dinner. However , this morning I read about her mother’s lace curtains. We had lace…

Wednesday’s Style: Scarf in the Summer?

I stopped by Faith and Grace Boutique in Marengo on my way to see Ceci.  Tina always has some new style ideas up her sleeve. I arrived on a Friday, a day after her MainStreet meeting that “was insane.”  She told me it was a “hat day” for her.  I can only wish my hat days looked this good.

Anyways, did you know

I didn’t.  Here’s how she did it, front and back:Scarf style - 3

Maxxinista in Black and White

I admire Valarie. We met when CoCo joined Weight Watchers.  I get to sit at the meetings with CoCo, because she can’t drive. Valerie works the scales.  She is so encouraging and upbeat.  She takes the time to chat about our latest grocery find, or share coupons.  Valarie shops at the grocery where CoCo works.  “See ya Thursday morning.” Valarie always has her smile on.  No matter how stylish the outfit, as Orphan Annie says, You’re never fully dressed without a smile. Valarie always, always, always takes time to listen.  I mean really listen.  I’m still working on my listening skills.…

TBT: May Coronation

It’s Thursday, so that means a trip down memory lane.  Please join me on my other blog as I reminisce about small town, friends, and nuns. Click here to  get there: Queen of the May  I hope this memory makes you smile as much as it did me. Related articles Queen o’ the May Kalamazoo’s St. Monica Catholic School honors Mary on May Day

Road Trip: Day 4, Park City Here We Come

It’s Columbus Day. I wake from another dream about a way to feed the hungry with beans. “Beans to You,” has farmers dedicate an acre of their bean crop. Packaged in 2 lb. mesh bags and tied with a ribbon, a cookbook filled with bean recipes from local people.accompanies the donation.  I hold on to this idea.  It could work.  Really.  Beans are very versatile. I get the newsletters sent, but a lot of error messages resulted. Drat! I sent another request to the tech support. At breakfast (another delightful and homey meal of yogurt, fruit, robust coffee and waffles)…

RoadTripping: Day 3

I wake from a dream where I solved my newsletter import/export problems. Like Watson and Crick, I hold on to my vision.  I can fix this.  I can. I delay us leaving by two hours, sure I of my solution. I do not succeed. We get up, swim, have another breakfast of waffles and scrambled eggs.  Really, really good eggs.   I spent most of the day editing the exported spreadsheet from my old newsletter (not working) in hopes that I can import when we stopped.  Well, I’m riding in the car anyways, I can look up as often as I…

RoadTripping, Day 2

Oh how nice it is to have a swim in a warmish indoor pool.  I believe swimming strengthens the sit-up, stand-up-straight posture muscles.  Anyways, I love starting the day with a little exercise.  Then a soak in the jacuzzi and we’re ready to get ready for breakfast. Thank you Hampton Inn for a real breakfast:  eggs, waffles, biscuits, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice, and the beloved coffee (in regular, bold, and decaf.)  I find out not all Hampton Inn breakfasts are alike.  This one has some spongy kind of instant eggs.  I should have opted for the boiled variety.  Still and…

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