Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday February 11, 2012 5:00 am

We are getting married on the beach…

Pull Up a Chair: The Gift

By: Saturday December 17, 2011 5:00 am

As many of you know, KarenM recently donated a kidney to her son-in-law Jimmy. Of course there’s a lot that went into getting them into the OR, but we’ll start with some tales from the surgery. What a beautiful gift.

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday July 9, 2011 5:00 am

I marched in the parade with our local Democratic Party on Monday… most of our members are truly progressive, and many of them are pretty upset with the president. We tossed tootsie rolls to kids and a few adults, too. It was the first time I had done that. Usually, I’m a spectator, taking photos [...]

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00 am

Just as we are deaf to the wisdom of water, it is
no accident that we are deaf to ourselves and to nature.
We are mostly water ourselves; so it is no wonder
our bodies are failing. Water is where we came from.

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 5:00 am

What is the funniest movie you have ever seen?

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday June 18, 2011 5:00 am

What are you doing for Fathers Day? Anything special… dinner or brunch? Maybe a movie? We might do that, too, since I have budgeted enough money for both. If we go to a movie, I might eat some butterless popcorn or some raisinettes. What are your plans?

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 5:00 am

Last week, RevBev suggested self-care as a topic.. I thought it was a great idea! I have some inexpensive suggestions for keeping your immune system healthy and for keeping your skin in good shape, too.

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday June 4, 2011 5:00 am

How do the rest of you manage to get rid of extra fat? Or, do you have some other goal for self-improvement? We could check in here in the threads each week with each other and see how we are all doing…

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday May 21, 2011 5:00 am

This was the 38th year for the all-volunteer, free Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. There were over forty different breeds of sheep (baa!) on display and, of course, demonstrations of sheep dog skillz. Lots of workshops available for both farmers and crafters, and hundreds of vendors for shopping. There were demonstrations of spinning, yarn-dyeing and all kinds of other fiber techniques. And so many competitions, including one titled “Sheep to Shawl.”

One of the show’s highlights is the blade shearing competition, with shearers coming from all over the country. No electrics, they use hand-powered shears. It’s the only competition like this in the States. The winner (Emily Chamelin) goes on to compete internationally in New Zealand.

To get a feel for the event, please check out my slideshow, I took a lot of pictures for you.

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday May 7, 2011 5:00 am

When I think of heroes, or in my case, heroines, I think of the women who’ve inspired me with their writings. Historically, women have been less advantaged than men when it came to education, and especially in being able to tell their own stories. So, when I think of these heroines, I think of Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton and Willa Cather, among others. And I love Dorothy Sayers’ mysteries… she is so darned literate. They’ve each influenced so much of my everyday world.

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