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A trio

Three things that make me happy today: A KitchenAid with a dough hook. A proofing bucket  Fresh-from-the-oven baked rolls with cream cheese and homemade Spiced Tomato Jam.

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Being other

A long, long, time ago, my Girl Scout troop worked on a badge with a requirement where we had to somehow experience some type of disability. The normal response to this sort of thing would be to blindfold everyone and … Continue reading

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The sidewalks in front of the federal buildings in the section of DC I was in are made of square tiles, probably about a foot across. I am sure they were perfectly fine when they were first put down, but … Continue reading

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The view from my hotel window (Washington DC). Blogging from A to Z in whatever order I feel like.

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The hotel in which I’m staying is surrounded by bakeries. Seriously, it seems as if you cannot go a block without passing at least two of them, on each side of the street. I can only assume that people in … Continue reading

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One year ago today we went to a friend’s house to pick up some temporary house guests: a very dainty momma cat and her six one-week-old kittens. It was a crazy, adorable, energetic few months as the babies transitioned from … Continue reading

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I know I’ve mentioned before how much I really, really like The Great British Bake Off. So you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered that there’s other versions out there – including one for Australia. Consequently, Richard … Continue reading

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The round trip distance to and from the campus for today’s facilities walk through: 240 miles. The portion of the trip that went through the eternal construction zone that is highway 99: 95%. The number of steps my Fitbit says … Continue reading

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A year or so ago, I got a bag. It is one of those canvas bags, of the type you get as swag at a convention. The thing that made this bag stand out, however, is the fact that it … Continue reading

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The rain came again, finally, in fits and starts, barely more than a drizzle. I’m not sure it is even worth calling it rain, instead of, perhaps, a light misting. But it was moisture, nonetheless and the air was heavy … Continue reading

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