Category Archives: Who We Are

Pet Pleasures, Simple Joys, Small Graces

The post on pet peeves is here. Not that there is anything small about graces- but here are some of the simple things that make me happy (the criteria is it really must be fairly simple), and they are in no order whatsoever: 1. The sound of mourning doves, at any time really, but I […]

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In no particular order, here are some of my pet peeves. I try to keep the lining on their cages clean and never feed them after sundown. 1. People in internet arguments who boorishly argue, “Thanks for proving my point,” or any variation thereof. Totally sets my teeth on edge, like finding an egg shell […]

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The Play Area

We don’t exactly have a ‘play room.’ We blocked off a corner of the Common Room (Using bookcases, natch) for a play area. For the most part the youngest two and their friends use it as a storage area and do most of their playing out in the main floor space.Tonight I cleaned up that […]

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Let’s not talk politics anymore. Let’s look at this stuff from The Rattery– all of it, Gentle Readers, in very close proximity at The Rattery: I pulled these out from a batch of other like things we brought home recently. I picked these merely because they seemed to have similar colors. Somewhere. We have wrapping […]

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I had to laugh when reading this blog post at Posie Gets Cosie: “Like paisley. Paisley?!?! I don’t like paisley. I don’t even like paisley. I am a rose-and-polka-dot person, not an exoticant. I like strawberry-ice-cream pinks, fluffy peonies, and gingham….. Where did I get all this passion-flowered Proven├žalia?” Well she got hers at the […]

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