Bookstores & Bookshops

Bookstores & Bookshops

This weekend the weather gods smiled upon the mid-Atlantic region and delivered two gorgeous low 80-degree days with minimal humidity.  This is rare, folks.  Knowing this, we made the most of the opportunity and took a daytrip out to Charlottesville.  I’ve heard ...
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My Summer Perfume

My Summer Perfume

I love summer.  I hate summer.  This beautiful bottle is both my savior and my nemesis.  It is literally my perfume of the season.  I’m one of those poor suckers who get bitten alive at backyard cookouts, sitting around the campfire, porch-sitting, ...
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Mornings & Snakes

Mornings & Snakes

Well now, this is a first.  There was a snake in the parking garage for work this morning.  Ha, I guess I can honestly say I know I’m not in Chicago anymore! Weird thing still, it was discovered on the 3rd level ...
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Doing Something I Never Had Time For

Doing Something I Never Had Time For

I just finished reading this book.  Well, not exactly.  I got halfway through it and did what I always do.  I turned to the end to find out how it ended. LOL, yes I’m aware George Washington, our founding father, is no ...
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Weekend in Lancaster CA

Weekend in Lancaster CA

I spent this past weekend in Southern Cal visiting my cousins.  This is what I saw when I checked the weather app the week beforehand. Holy smokes! It turns out, where they live – up in the high desert – is very ...
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Hanover Tavern - Hanover County, VA

Hanover Tavern – Hanover County, VA

It was a Patrick Henry weekend.  No, we didn’t plan it but it ended up that way.  As usual, I got a scathingly brilliant idea in my head right before lunchtime on Friday.  I decided that, in lieu of our usual Saturday ...
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Mason Jar Herbs

Mason Jar Herbs

This past weekend the temps reached 80+ degrees here in Richmond.  We totally lucked out as I know the rest of the country was dealing with tornado warnings or blizzard conditions.   I don’t know about you, but early warm weather days always ...
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Cherry Blossoms - Washington D.C.

Cherry Blossoms – Washington D.C.

This past weekend was the cherry blossom festival in D.C. and, since we live a short 2 hours south, my sister and I decided to head up north to see the event.  Finally, after a few weeks of delay due to lingering ...
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World's Largest Chest of Drawers - High Point, NC

World’s Largest Chest of Drawers – High Point, NC

How would you like to have this as a neighbor?   Pretty Interesting, huh?  Actually, it’s for sale so you could live here if you wanted to…. I don’t know but the Mother Goose nursery rhyme about the old woman living in a ...
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