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Virtual Re-“ow”-lity

Things perceived as real become real in their consequences.” Émile Durkheim, La Sociología Clásica: Durhkheim y Weber This past Christmas I took a plunge I wasn’t entirely sure Chris would be on board with. For background – we don’t usually get each other Christmas gifts. Last year I splurged and got him a small thing […]

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Holiday Celebrations in North Carolina

Why is it so hard to visit people we love sometimes? Chris and I had such a wonderful time visiting my aunt and uncle a few years ago and have planned several trips back, but none came into fruition for one reason or another. Our latest plan was to visit last summer while I was […]

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Sky Vibes

First we saw some beautiful skies in the Berkshires. Shortly after that we traveled and were offered more visual treats. It felt really great to hit the skies once again, and we were treated with some gorgeous cloud formations. Those never get old.

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First Tracks Impending

So yeah, I wish it was a snowboard, but the family works for Deer Valley, which only does skis. Anyway…I was super psyched and thankful to be part of the gift that will get our granddaughter on the hills. Avalon seems to love the skis. She put them on with one foot in each then […]

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Amazing Colleagues and Chocolate

This year I learned there is chocolate. And there is CHOCOLATE. I discovered that when I had my surprise appendectomy this year. Many of you know I work remotely (even pre-Covid-19). My teammates currently live in various parts of the NE USA, as well as in Brazil, Peru and different parts of NE Canada. I’ve […]

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Online Art Lessons

I wrote about this a bit ago, but I am finding my art lessons strangely relaxing. I am very thankful for online lessons that offer no pressure as I learn about scaling and shading and drawing in general.

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Creative Storage

This was one of my favorite finds this year. It’s perfect for our tiny abode. The utensil holder stacks the knives, forks and spoon leaving space for other items in the silverware drawer. Also, I haven’t gotten it yet (it’s on the wish list), but my daughter-in-law found a brilliant way to store spices. Magnetic […]

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Personal Treats

A Mickey Mouse ice cream pop is a huge treat for me. And this summer my husband found one locally and surprised me with it. That meant a lot to me. I enjoyed the treat another time a few years ago with a friend/colleague: And Chris welcomed me home from a trip one time with […]