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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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It’s Baaaackk

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Getting Ancientrails back. (It was lost somehow.) The lovely cool morning. Kate’s experiment with zofran. Kate’s appointment with the pulmonologist today. The cow that gave its life for our dinner last night. Potatoes. Our new mailbox. Jon. Ruth. Gabe. For the wonderful Saturday. Edging my way toward a […]

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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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A Blue, Sun Shiny Day

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Monday gratefuls: Radiation. Dr. Gilroy. The sabbatical. Too short. Gardening. Bill. Tom. Paul. Yesterday. Exposing their self-understandings. Tender. Still cool. Kate’s sisters and their bi-Sunday zooms. Sarah. Anne. B.J. Oil checks. Weird. The land in Texas. Mary and Mark, as Mary said, my nomadic family. Rigel and Kep on the […]

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Head, Heart, Hands and Health

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Sunday gratefuls: The framers. Jon’s print. Ode’s. Ruth’s painting. Kate’s heirloom needlepoint: Love is Enough. All beautiful. Art by friend and family. Pho. Singapore noodles. That woman and her kid who needed money. Ruby and her air conditioning. Driving through Evergreen with the window down and the AC on. Allergies. […]

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Who. Are. You?

Lughnasa and the Lughansa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Yet more rain. Cool nights and mornings. A not so bad day for Kate. Derek. Shrimp and gnocchi. Re-reading Jennie’s Dead. Urge to paint coming back. Tom and his focus for our Sunday gathering, Ancient Friends. The Watchmen on HBO. Recursion by Coloradan Blake Crouch. Writing. Oil paints. […]

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