Monthly Archives: September 2020

MIAGD: Send down the rain

MIAGD: Make it a great day The 67-degree morning is slightly overcast, but all the weather apps agree there is to finally be rain this afternoon which seems to back the heralding breeze of swishing leaves, tinkling wind chimes, and … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Empty, Half, Full, Overflowing

MIAGD: Make it a great day This last Sunday of September 2020 dawned bright and beautiful with a very comfortable 64°, though a tiny bit chillier with a more periodic forceful breeze causing the wind chimes and trees to spontaneously … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Starting the 57th round

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s such a pleasant Saturday morning on the deck with all the pooches gathered nearby, taking in the slight breeze, comfortable temperature, a noisy cricket, a cicada chorus, a lot of morning traffic swooshing … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Beautiful Thursday afternoon

My nap extended longer than I wished but I feel more refreshed and am enjoying the beauty of some deck time with four delightful companions. The 74-degree temperature is just right; there’s just enough breeze for comfort but with little … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Knowing the right moment

MIAGD: Make it a great day Fifty six years ago, this morning, my 19 year old mother, experiencing her second day of contractions, refused to go to the hospital because she knew the time wasn’t right. I always loved hearing … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Farewell, Summer

MIAGD: Make it a great day This time, each September, I go through a tremendous barrage of feelings as summer departs, taking with it my much beloved deck time and moments of joy watching the dogs, listening to the cardinals … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Always make lemonade

MIAGD: Make it a great day The past several mornings I’ve taken breakfast in my study due to the cooler morning temperatures despite the bright blue skies and singing birds. I like lemons. I love lemonade. The phrase, “when life … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saturday and two day recap

It’s moving on 5:00 PM on this lovely afternoon that consists of slightly cooler temperatures and a beautiful bright blue sky with a slight breeze moving the tree branches and wind chimes. Thursday and Friday, I accomplished a lot of … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Wednesday with fall-like weather

MIAGD: Make it a great day Life on the deck, for me, is not pleasant at the moment because it feels more like mid-October and I’m just not a complete fan of Autumn weather except for photographing the changing colors. … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Connecting the dots

MIAGD: Make it a great day Last night, I posted this meme: One of my favorite Facebook friends, Christopher Stephen Jenks from Rhode Island, shares membership in several White House groups and responded to the meme with this: Christopher: This … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saturday evening

After breakfast, I laid down to read and woke three hours later, at Noon, having accomplished nothing. At a few minutes to 11:00 PM, I’m still trying to wrestle up some energy to accomplish something notable for this day. As … Continue reading

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MY DAY: 11 September & 6 Rs

It’s a day of remembering, resting, reading, (w)riting, Robert (Todd Lincoln), and relaxing with the pooches. Today’s weather seems to mimic the somber shroud for this day of remembrance, abandoning the clear deep blue, sun-filled skies of nineteen years ago. … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Deck. Dogs. Laptop.

MIAGD: Make it a great day Last night I was asleep by 8:30 PM. I was not feeling well and laid down for what I thought would be a few minutes until I saw the clock showing 11:20 PM. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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MIAGD: My Wednesday, my Friday

MIAGD: Make it a great day A pleasant 70-degrees greeted me on the deck this morning to the sound of my cardinal couple paired in a duet that alternate between Strauss and Stravinsky. The mosquitoes also played a key role … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Down on the farm

Tonight, I made my first ever meal of sausage, gravy, and biscuits. My friend, Amanda Berlon, posted a recipe on Facebook for SGB and it looked less time consuming than I anticipated it to be. I checked the SGB recipe … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: The Taffy Wagon

Monday evening, a voice student from Colorado was eating homemade taffy and I immediately thought of all my trips to Gatlinburg, TN, from 1967-2016, where I loved standing outside the taffy wagon, watching the mechanical hands stretch and fold the … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Labor Day Monday 2020 style: altering tradition

MIAGD: Make it a great day The wind chimes are dancing in this brilliant breeze that would have made sitting in Far Hills Avenue, alongside the Bane family, a most perfect time to watch the traditional Holiday At Home parade … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Keep… 116 days remaining in 2020

MIAGD: Make it a great day Despite the temperature being 62-degrees, the slight chill, punctuated with a tiny occasional breeze, is scarcely noticeable with the chirping of birds, the buzz of cicadas, Sunday morning traffic swishing up and down Shroyer, … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Writing on the deck

MIAGD: Make it a great day The morning began with a slightly chilly 70-degrees at 9:00 AM and at 12:40 PM, it’s a tad warm with the sun but an occasional breeze is refreshing. For the last three hours a … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Still a holiday at home

MIAGD: Make it a great day The Friday before Labor Day is always invigorating because the neighborhood has a distinct buzzing of energy as Kettering prepares for the annual Holiday At Home Festival with its impressive parade and many other … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday’s mix

The day began with dampness since the early morning rain was more of a drizzle without soaking much. Still, it was wet enough that I took breakfast at my desk and caught up on some reading for a few hours. … Continue reading

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MIAGD: September Song

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s September 1st. 1985. I was seated at the piano in a luxurious apartment of Manhattan’s River House looking to the East River with the southern half of Roosevelt Island below. I was accompanying … Continue reading

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