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March 12, 2021

A Musical Mate Latte

So…we painted a piano green. In our defense, the sound board is warped, and it won’t hold a tune anymore. But we didn’t want to put it on the curb…so we’re turning it into a planter. (Can’t you just imagine some purple basil in there?) I thought I was painting it a nice deep sage …

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March 6, 2021

Our last frost date was February 25…

No deep thoughts this week, so here’s the garden update: The scraggly bush-tree that was a stump when we moved in 2 1/2 years ago has shown its true colors. It is most definitely a Japanese magnolia, which I have wanted in my yard since I first met one almost 20 years ago at Tulane. …

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February 6, 2021

One Person’s Trash…

Some days it feels like our family’s mission in life is mostly to keep other people’s stuff out of the landfill. In the last couple of weeks Craig refurbished (another) hand-me-down laptop and we laid a walkway made of brick salvaged from a demolition in our neighborhood. (I will be eternally grateful to the neighbors …

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January 22, 2021

Planned Obsolescence

Victory! There are posts on my own blog between this and the most recent Mighty Is Her Call post! Here’s the link if you’re interested:

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