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About iwom

American by birth, Irish by heritage, Scottish by marriage. Housewife.

This time you’re really fired. 

I’m fed up with the garden elves. They really aren’t pulling their weight this season. The gravel and topsoil for the new raised beds have been here since half eight Thursday morning. Why haven’t the garden elves spread the gravel … Continue reading

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He’s in Milan

I’m in with the paint brush… The storage nook in the craft room has been needing the ‘drip effect’ for quite some time: Covering the ‘Accidental Lavender’ (the result of many partial pots of paint from other rooms all mixed … Continue reading

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Twenty five and counting

Different colors  Same shrub Says it all I suppose!

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Last Tuesday 

(A few more of these were consumed than would be indicated in the above picture). This Tuesday  (Beet and pepper soup after getting wet through doing garden work). Life is a seesaw ’round here. 

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What a look….

Socks and heels.  Since I don’t wear the latter all that often it seems sensible to wear them about today so I can pull off a curtsy in ’em tomorrow if needed.  Thank goodness for online videos. 

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Ten years ago today we TRIED to leave for Hong Kong. Problems with the British Airways staff meant we left our little airport late and missed the evening connection. We spent a luggage-less night in a grotty Heathrow hotel but … Continue reading

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Ear wig

You know you’ve wasted too much of your life on musicals when the tune from the last quarter of Act 1 of My Fair Lady gets into your head and refuses to budge.  And if the full lyrics are readily … Continue reading

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