Category: Individual Tara

The Fact Check Mission

Dad has been in the memory care facility for about a month now, so I marked my calendar for a quick day trip down to Lincoln City to meet up with Mom and have a little visit with Dad. Mom and I originally chose today because the Audubon Society of Lincoln City was having a …

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Oh Not-So-Happy Day

Today Mom and I moved Dad into a memory care facility. I took the day off work and drove down to Lincoln City first thing to help Mom. I figured if nothing else, I could be a pack mule. On the drive I stopped at a little coffee shop; it had the most beautiful white …

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runcation

runcation, n.: The action or an act of weeding. Also occas.: the action of rooting. There are many jokes about Oregon and summer and rain. “Oregonians don’t tan, we rust.” “Oregon summer: the best two weeks of the year.” Question:  “What do you call two straight days of rain in Portland?” Answer:  “A weekend.” “It …

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Memorial Day & memories

Today I went on a guided hike in Canemah and had a blast, but I’m going to write about that in tomorrow’s post. While in Canemah, the historic cemetery had its gates open to allow Memorial Day traffic, and our group went in to admire the lovely grounds. As I was walking around I got …

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Attraction

Today, after work, I made my way across the river to the Oregon Convention Center to view the Gathering of the Guilds. This huge event encompasses the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase and is flanked by the Creative Metal Arts Guild, Oregon Glass Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Portland Bead Society, and Portland Handweavers Guild. …

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New Theme

I have been getting various reports about the theme not working correctly. As well, I had problems viewing the site in Internet Explorer. So… I’ve changed! P.S. I’ve now just spent two hours updating all my social media stuff. The world is too much! So small but so big!

Itchy and crazy

When I was about six I had my tonsils out. This was a good thing because until then I had spent a lot of time sick. In fact, one of my earliest memories is waking up and not feeling well and having my mom scold me for not wanting to do morning stuff. As I …

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Sock Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration comes in strange places. For a couple of years I had been thinking that I should put up a website for my art. After all, I’m the webmaster for: Three Rivers Artist Guild Watercolor Society of Oregon Mt. Pleasant Iris Greater Portland Iris Society But I could never really decided what I wanted …

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Party all the time

This has been an exciting week for me. I have been out late twice! It’s party all the time around here. The reason for all this excitement is the Rose City Yarn Crawl. I’ve participated in this for two previous years, and it has been a blast every time. The excitement for this year has …

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Philopatric

Late 2011 through 2012 will forever be known as my “Année terrible”. I was in a car accident; I was laid off; my dad had heart surgery; my aunt died; I had pneumonia twice. About the only thing I had going for me in this year of horrors was my house. I bought it from …

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