1. About My About

    Here I am, back to Blogging 101 at WordPress Blogging University. I’m following up on an earlier assignment: to re-write my “About” page. I had a lot of fun doing that and now I have to create a blog post based on the new “About” page.

    Hmmm. What makes me me?

    I wasn’t kidding when I said I was an older kinda’ lady. Your perspectives change with age. I think that’s why they say, “Life begins at…

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  2. Easter Present From the In-Laws

    Nice to walk by it coming in and out of the house.


  3. It was warm yesterday, sunny and dry. Time to get my rake and shovel out! I had at it for an hour or two, teasing out some very tenacious weeds. I think some of them were baby Maple trees that had taken root last summer. Getting those f***ers out was a job. I’m still working at that, but was able to clear enough soil to put in lettuce, spinach and chives. I’ve got two pots of mint that I have to transplant and two type of beans to plant, but that was enough for one day.

    First Day in the Garden It was warm yesterday, sunny and dry. Time to get my rake and shovel out! I had at it for an hour or two, teasing out some very tenacious weeds.

  4. Making it Personal

    Now I’ve reached my final assignment for the day: write or update my “About” page. Some very good advice here, too. They really want you to polish that page and make it shine. Duh, again. It never occurred to me to talk to my readers, rather than give them a book of lists about my life.

    I decided to just be me. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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  5. Widgets…Hmmm, Widgets

    Widgets…Hmmm, Widgets

    Moving right along, now I’m supposed to personalize my blog. This serves as an introduction to widgets and it gave me some really good ideas. Duh, it never occurred to me to add special effects to my images (via PicMonkey, Pixlr or FotoFlexer) and upload them to my sidebar. I’ll try it once I get a hankering for fooling around with an image editor.

    Since I was thinking about widgets anyway, I…

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  6. To You, Dear Reader

    To You, Dear Reader

    Now that the holiday weekend is behind me, it’s time for some catching up. This blogging challenge – write a post to your dream reader – is making me think. Who is my dream reader? My blog covers a little bit of everything, so at first it seemed like there needed to be more than one.

    Is my dream reader a foodie? A gardener? A lover of parks and easy walks? A fiction reader? A humorist?

    Yes to all…

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  8. Driving on the Holidays - Shoulda Bought a Tank

    Driving on the Holidays – Shoulda Bought a Tank

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    Margy Rydzynski:

    Thought for the day. Makes the most sense if you live in Boston.

    Originally posted on Unload and Unwind:

    There are moments when the deep and sincere stupidity of other drivers just rises up and slams you in the rear bumper. Fortunately it wasn’t me this time who came face to face with the lack of understanding on how to approach the ’round-a-bout’ and the resultant mess that…

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  9. Brunch on the Spot

    Brunch on the Spot

    I hosted a last-minute Easter brunch today. Most of the people I invited already had plans. My mother- and father-in-law were available though, since they do Passover, and we ended up having an extraordinarily lovely afternoon with delicious food, a quiet street and plenty of time to talk and enjoy each other’s company.

    I’m learning how not to kill myself preparing and hosting food events like…

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  10. Easter Care Package From My Sister

    She’s been telling me about this all week. It came today, in a decorative box. Lots of fun!