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Margareta Spain
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Vodka
There has been a time or two when I have rushed into the local liquor store at ten o'clock in the morning to buy the smallest, sweetest, and least expensive bottle of brandy.  I explained to the clerk that I was making peach jam. I have never bought Absolut...

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The Ugly and the Unwanted
The ugly and the unwanted may just as well be an essay on the human condition but that is too deep and too philosophical, not to mention judgmental, for me to write about in this April Challenge for bloggers that I am sort of side stepping any way. I really...

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Thank You
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading my blog and making comments.  Thank you for supporting the April Blogging Challenge for this year.  It has actually been fun and interesting for me; no pressure.  It has also been therapeutic for ...

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She Shed
I have spent many happy hours modifying and outfitting a 16X10 ft.barn shaped she shed. So far, the shed is taking shape and form on paper only.  I was so inspired by John Muir who wrote that "Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world" that I have...

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Rehab
During my last stay in the hospital. I was wearing street clothes and lipstick.  I wasn't hooked up to any fluids; I could eat and enjoy their surprisingly good food.  I wasn't sick:  I just couldn't walk. A physical therapist showed me how to use a walker ...

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Quiet Time
This is precious time that is difficult to find.  There is the television reporting on murder and mayhem; robo calls, and people knocking on your door offering to replace your roof, windows, or cut down your trees for a price.  Give me a break:  leave me al...

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Potato and Pear Soup
What a combination!  When following this recipe, it will serve eight hungry people.  If you don't have that many around your table, halve the recipe. Ingredients for eight servings : 2 tbs butter/marg or canola oil for sauteing 2 leeks or onions of compatib...

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Oleander Bushes
Caution :  All parts of the Oleander bush, dried or green, are poisonous.  From time to time, I have toyed with the idea of getting several Oleander bushes.  Here in Northern Florida, they remain green throughout the year.  They are said to be very fragrant...

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Navel Oranges
These oranges have nothing to do with any naval organisation but with the navel that it so resembles.  It is actually a mutation and it grows on another fruit besides the main orange. It is thus said to  have a twin. The navel oranges are sweet, seedless, a...

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Exercise and Relax
During my recovery from drop foot, effecting both of my feet, my physical therapist emphasized relaxation after each completed set of exercise.  "Relax," he said "focus and be mindful of what you are doing." The exercises were simple.  They consisted of min...
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