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Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara – Sharing the Good Life

I might have already said this here but the other day I was out watering the peonies and I noticed something out the corner of my eye and it was a hawk sitting on top of the pergola. He was watching me but didn’t seem concerned. I’ve told Vince that even with Oscar on a leash, we need to watch out for hawks.Yesterday I was taking Oscar out to the “playground”. He knows when I say that word, …

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This morning I’m going to start Because of You and whatever time I have for stitching until 6 p.m. will be devoted to this one. Then, at 6 p.m., since it’s a weekend, I will switch to For the Love of Nature and stitch on that, as I have time, til bedtime. We’re usually done with dinner well before 6 p.m. so other than taking Oscar out to play and do his “bizness”, it should be an evening of …

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This past week, apparently I didn’t make enough buttermilk or maybe I drank too much because I had to skip having buttermilk Thursday morning and this morning.The milkman comes on Friday morning so the first thing I do, after pouring it from his half gallon jars into my quart jars, and washing his jars, is . . make buttermilk.I pasteurize it, then cool it over a bowl of ice water. …

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In the cross stitch world, May is known as Stitch Maynia or just plain Maynia. As I understand it, those participating in Maynia commit to trying to get a lot of stitching done. They will plan and make lists and flosstubes about what they intend to stitch. I think it was Tuesday when I began seeing flosstubes about Maynia and, of course, I decided to do it. I did it last year and . . surprise . . …

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Here’s where I left off Wednesday night:And here’s where I stopped last night.For the middle section, I still have to fill in the center of the star on the left and fill in the leaves and I think there’s a “stem” going to the smaller stars. Those stars have centers that are supposed to be the same color as the star points but for now, I’m leaving that unstitched to match the flower …

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Vince’s weight loss seems to have resulted in a massive increase in his energy level. I am NOT complaining about that!Back in June, we bought bidets for our toilets. I was so happy to get them and kept asking . . “Are you going to install them today?” After a while, I said “Can we just get a plumber to come put them on?” Don’t get me wrong . . Vince does a lot around here and sometimes, the …

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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