Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Slog…

Happy Friday. I’m reading some, did finish a book to be reviewed Monday, and the weather has been nice. But the White House resident has gotten me so stressed and furious lately it’s been hard to relax, or concentrate. The … Continue reading

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Quilt in Progress (with cat)

This is the quilt Barbara is currently making. It’s 72 x 72 inches at present, and may be made into a bed quilt or just be a large lap quilt. This is in her quilt studio, and she laid it … Continue reading

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Jazz! Count Basie & Lester Young

I’ve been listening to a lot of music in the last few weeks. I just got this Mosiac set last week, and I’m really enjoying it! Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions (#263), Mosaic Records Limited Edition Box … Continue reading

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House afire!

Yesterday afternoon we looked out the window and saw the neighbor’s house burning. The house is across the street, diagonally down from ours. Then came the sirens and fire trucks, and after awhile it was put out. Fortunately, everyone got … Continue reading

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A Bit of Cheer

I had set aside the book I’m reading for a moment to gaze out the window when I spotted this fellow, or one of his cousins. It’s a Song Sparrow, and it sang a sweet song. It really brightened my … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

I’ve been feeling a lot of stress over the Covid thing, and it’s playing hell with my glucose numbers, so I’m cutting out as many carbs as possible and eating practically all protein. Still, we’re doing okay here in Portland, … Continue reading

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It’s here…

The first coronavirus death in the continental U.S. death happened today in Washington, north of Seattle. The first case in Oregon was found yesterday, an elementary school teacher working in Lake Oswego. The school is now closed and everyone associated … Continue reading

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a travesty of justice

The Republican members of the United States Senate have made a mockery, of the impeachment process, of the intent of the Founding Fathers, of right and wrong. They have put the President of the United States above the Law. I … Continue reading

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ill. Back soon.

Monday: Both of us have the flu, in spite of our having gotten our high-dose flu shots. Drat. Wednesday: still sick as a dog. Sleeping most of the time. Phooey.

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Gratefully Received – part THREE of three

Finishing up with the books I received for Christmas… The Dutch Shoe Mystery by Ellery Queen (1931). An eccentric millionairess is lying in a diabetic coma on a hospital bed in an anteroom of the surgical suite of the Dutch … Continue reading

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