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#adviceforhillary

At long last, the suspense is over and our gal Hillary has sort of announced her candidacy for the presidency. Apparently, she’s running on the Grandma platform. In the past, whenever I blogged about Hillary, I usually decoded her policy messages to us based on her wardrobe choices. I do plan to carry on that…

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Cue Barry Manilow

… except instead of I made it through the rain substitute I made it through the winter indoors. And so here is our lovely little lemon tree, taking the outdoor sun for the first time since October. You might look at its droopy yellowed leaves and sad absence of leaves on some branches, but I consider it…

Getting Ready For Easter

Welp.     There’s no time or ability to produce an Easter Bread this year so we ordered one from a local bakery.  The primary  order-taker was choking on a piece of babka while I was trying to order it and was communicating by impromptu  sign language to a willing but unknowledgeable young girl. The young…

Escape To ChristmasTreeShops  Island 

It was a bright and sunny day. The cul-de-sac has been traversed so many times that the asphalt paving has shredded the leg caps on Sami’s  rolling walker. So off to our favorite non-essential merchandise* store. Haul: 9″ ceramic frying pan 200 feet of parchment paper 1 10oz individual pump container of odor neutralizing liquid…

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Desperate In New Jersey

I’ve been shopping for potted pansies to counteract the long bleak winter we’ve just been through. I’m about a week or two too early but I go out to look every day.   Here’s a partial list of my local haunts that are not selling pansies: Matawan Gardens HomeDepot Lowes The Flower Farm ShopRite Kmart…