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My new blog

I’ve started blogging again. These days you can find me at http://jillslivingroom.com.

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   Today I made bread from scratch. Yesterday, mushrooms popped up in our front yard. They are still there today. Tonight, Gavin roasted coffee beans. Here are roasted and unroasted beans together on a plate: Each pile has the same number of beans. The beans get bigger when you roast them.

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Microscope, orchid and pineapple

On the marble-topped dresser we use as a side table in the dining room.

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(Thanks to Anne Bonney for the caption idea.)

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New chair

It was $5 at a garage sale across the street. It’s going to live in the kitchen next to the kitchen rack. This is where the person reading out loud to the chef sits. Here’s a link to the poem posted right above it.

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Just sick enough

Sometimes I love to be just sick enough that I can lay in bed all day drifting in and out of naps, finishing a couple of books and starting a new one while Gavin brings me Dayquil and water and tea and fruit on a plate and then takes the boys out to do something […]

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Yesterday

Yesterday, a cat who I was getting to know died. I found him in the morning, stiff, with his eyes open, laying next to our trashcans out in the street with a little bit of blood on the ground near his head. He used to watch me in the back yard from a distance. He […]

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Morning light

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Kitchen in the morning

The venus fly traps are still alive. The trick is to give them only distilled water. I have a sprig of rosemary on the window sill. It’s growing roots. Next to it is a fighter jet I found in the back yard. And here’s the tea kettle on the stove.

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Check out those mountains in the background.

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