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Home again, home again

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Friday gratefuls: Rigel asleep on the floor, my side of the bed. Her bag of meds and the schedule laid out by Kate. Palisade Peaches and center cut pork chops. Easy Entree. Amber, again. Rain yesterday, good rain, during a red flag day. All the firefighters deployed to the […]

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When in need

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Thursday gratefuls: Rigel’s strength. The docs at VRCC. Tara. Kate. Amber, two gratefuls for Amber. Wildfires. Extreme Fire Danger. Kep. Ruth. Kate’s sisters. Shadow Mountain. Black Mountain. The Arapaho National Forest. All the wild critters that live within it. Rigel. Steroids bringing her fever down. Down into normal range. […]

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Whole lotta billin’ goin’ on

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Mussar MVP. Silence. Guarding speech. Ron. Susan. Jamie. Marilyn. Rich. Kate. Tara. Judy. Rigel’s temperature down to 102.1. Our emergency fund. Vanguard. Peak Windows. We can see clearly now. Kep keeping his humans safe. Clean gutters. Getting my password back for solar panel monitoring. Our mailbox with […]

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Yesterday’s Gone

Lughnasa and the crescent Lughnasa Moon Monday gratefuls: Rigel. Kep. Kate. Tom. Mark. Paul. Bill. VRCC. Thermometers. AC in Ruby. Defurmination. Vets. Vet techs. Blood tests. Kindness at VRCC. Got up yesterday at 8 a.m. Very late for me. Breakfast, then zoom with the ancient friends. No time to write. After the zoom call ended, […]

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A Better Week

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Easy Entrees gift cards to Kate for her birthday. Thanks, Mary and Diane! Easy Entrees produce box. Big and bountiful. That Yam! The size of a football. Sweet Corn. Tomatoes. Green Beans. Onions. Zucchini. Peaches. Pears. Oranges. Geez. I just wrote a glowing pitch for Easy Entrees on […]

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The Good News

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Thursday gratefuls: Tara. Taryle. Kelly, the gutter cleaner. Ruth and Gabe, the snail wranglers. Claretin. Jackie, our hair stylist. The fan in our bedroom. Kate’s capacity to adapt to new realities. Her microwave bowls. Kamala Harris. The excitement over the Democratic ticket. The chance to dethrone the naked emperor in […]

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Remarkable

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Monday gratefuls: Feeling loved. Ruth. Jon. Gabe. Chuck roast in the instapot. Pull apart good. The Maids coming tomorrow. The cool nights. Having the lawn furniture up closer to the house. The Ancient Ones. The duckling rescue. The heart of Bill Schmidt. The openness of Mark Odegard. The sensitivity of […]

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A Good Saturday

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Sunday gratefuls: Kate, always. Jon. Ruth. Gabe. Joe. Seoah. Tara. Alan. Bill. Tom. Paul. Mark. Diane. Mary. Mark. Rigel. Kep. Derek. Those in close. Grateful for each of you this week. Different reasons, same love. Driving Shadow Mountain Drive early yesterday. Like a vacation morning, getting up early to hike […]

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We smiled.

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Friday gratefuls: No pulmonary hypertension. Kate’s echocardiogram. Big grateful. The Maids, coming next week on Tuesday at 10. Yes. Easy Entree. Fancy restaurant meals frozen. And very close. Seeing Jon, Ruth, Gabe on Saturday. Talking with Tara. Kep, sitting beside me, smiling. Rigel, on our way to Easy Entree, head […]

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Hard Stuff

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Thursday gratefuls: Amber. Lisa and the humming bird feeder. Dr. Pullikottli. Kate’s fingers healing. Ruby and her a.c. Mule Deer Buck. The intimacy of difficulty. All those carboniferous trees and plants that gave their lives so I can drive my car. Electric Cars. Go, Tesla. Echocardiograms. Chicken breasts. Read to […]

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