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Nothing’s Better in Summer than Peach Pie

August 1, 2022

I’ve been craving peach pie lately so I went to Costco yesterday, bought two boxes of peaches and baked a pie Sunday night. Since I make my crust ahead of time and stick it in the freezer, whipping up a pie doesn’t take much time at all. Peaches have been in season for a while now, so get them while you still can. In fact, if you have…

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What I Did During My Covid Vacation

July 22, 2022

The first day the sore throat was suspicious, and since my co-worker had texted positive, I had my concerns. In spite of them, I took a long walk in the sunshine, met Carolyn for breakfast with the warning that I could have Covid, then went home and took care of laundry. The second day, was decidedly less fun, with chills, nausea, vomiting and the realization that this was…

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Happy Fourth of July from Harmony!

July 2, 2022

I love a big city. You can’t beat having restaurants featuring every cuisine imaginable just minutes away, or concerts and plays every week. But in the past year I’ve also learned to savor the sweet, slow pace of Harmony, PA with a population of 1,104. Tonight I was out for my evening walk and ran into a police officer on my path in the woods. He was closing…

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Spring? Can it Be?

March 25, 2022

Just when you think you’ll be content to sleep forever because the gray never ends, buds pop out on trees and daffodils sprout, shaking you out of your winter coma. In this netherworld between freezing and basking in the warm glow of the sun lives March. Although I’ll miss the bear-like cave I’ve created with blankets on my bed, I’ve loved feeling the sun on my face. I…

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The Winter Sleepys

February 4, 2022

This former Californian has a bad case of the winter sleepys. Getting motivated to exercise, or do anything, when short, freezing cold, winter days are begging you to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a book, and a hot cup of tea takes massive effort. Add a pandemic where no one wants to have fun and you realize that slow drift to sleep every night with…