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July 27, 2021
Visiting my Mother from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve been traveling. Though I must say that though this trip to visit my mother and sister is a long one, involving connections and then an hour and a half drive, it was about as flawless and easy as traveling can be during these bizarre times. First off, the La Guardia Airport has done an […]

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July 20, 2021
Two Slug Ranch from ... Cat Patches

We both admitted to being lazy yesterday. We did some stuff in the morning. We took Mike's truck in for service. An early-morning outing is always a good excuse for our beloved Egg McMuffin. For the past year-plus, we've been eating them in our private dining room...the one located in the parking lot of the Bi-Mart next door. Yesterday, we dined in. Yeah...impressive, no? (No?) After that we came home, and I did my one housekeeping chore and then watered the flower pots. 

The kitties had to wait to go outside until we came home. Lately ...

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Two Slug Ranch from Cat Patches

We both admitted to being lazy yesterday. We did some stuff in the morning. We took Mike's truck in for service. An early-morning outing is always a good excuse for our beloved Egg McMuffin. For the past year-plus, we've been eating them in our private dining room...the one located in the parking lot of the Bi-Mart next door. Yesterday, we dined in. Yeah...impressive, no? (No?) After that we came home, and I did my one housekeeping chore and then watered the flower pots. 

The kitties had to wait to go outside until we came home. Lately ...

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July 19, 2021
Monday Musings, Incredible Coast from Humble Quilts

We had a little getaway to the Oregon coast this past weekend,

Every time I saw this sign I chuckled inside. I am a "sewer" but I didn't take a sewing test! LOL 

Tillamook is known for their County quilt block trail. I snapped a few photos of the ones I could easily (lol, or not so easily!)  photograph






And the weather was warmer than it had been all week! Not quite sure what Zack is doing- having fun for sure!

Garibaldi Marina
Love the blue boats and blue sky!

We cannot grow hydrangeas in Central Oregon but they ...

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July 15, 2021
Lemon Yellow Sun from ... Cat Patches

It was my last canning project, at least for now. I spent yesterday morning pitting cherries. When I realized a summer journey next year would mean no canning, I knew I needed more cherries. Yes, more, more, more! If there are cherries next year, they will be for the birds and squirrels. We're hoping for a journey to Alaska. That border with Canada will have to open first, but that's a long ways off. We'll stick in the present for now. 

When I was finished with the cherries, I had four more pints of cherries in syrup ...

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Lemon Yellow Sun from Cat Patches

It was my last canning project, at least for now. I spent yesterday morning pitting cherries. When I realized a summer journey next year would mean no canning, I knew I needed more cherries. Yes, more, more, more! If there are cherries next year, they will be for the birds and squirrels. We're hoping for a journey to Alaska. That border with Canada will have to open first, but that's a long ways off. We'll stick in the present for now. 

When I was finished with the cherries, I had four more pints of cherries in syrup ...

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July 13, 2021
Medical Emergency Remedies from Where Art & Life Meet

This past week has been filled with medical emergencies of one kind or another. Not mine, but those I love. So far everyone is either stabilized or we hope they will be soon, for which I am grateful. So what better way to respond to the fear that comes with people we love going through […]

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July 10, 2021
A Return, an Update, and a Giveaway from Cat Patches

Okay, so life is returning to what passes for normal here at the Three Cats Ranch. We're back from our five-day getaway at Mayfield Lake in Silver Creek, Washington. We had a very nice and relaxing time. Relaxation is the best part of this particular destination. We spent our days sitting, stitching (that was me), bobbing in the boat, swimming (that was Mike), eating, and napping. We even took a walk. We even visited a quilt shop. Today we'll unpack, and then get back to business.

So let's just see what's been going on, shall we ...

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A Return, an Update, and a Giveaway from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so life is returning to what passes for normal here at the Three Cats Ranch. We're back from our five-day getaway at Mayfield Lake in Silver Creek, Washington. We had a very nice and relaxing time. Relaxation is the best part of this particular destination. We spent our days sitting, stitching (that was me), bobbing in the boat, swimming (that was Mike), eating, and napping. We even took a walk. We even visited a quilt shop. Today we'll unpack, and then get back to business.

So let's just see what's been going on, shall we ...

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July 6, 2021
Sneaking in a Post from Cat Patches

Yeah…I did say I wasn’t blogging, and really, I’m not. Consider this a figment of your imagination. I just wanted to share a few pictures. We’re just hanging out and relaxing. That bad cat, Sadie, isn’t with us. She managed to hide in a spot from which we could not retrieve her just a few minutes before we planned to load her into the camper. We waited for a couple of hours, and she wouldn’t come down. We left her with plenty of food and water, self-dispensing kitty treats, and a self-cleaning litter robot ...

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Sneaking in a Post from ... Cat Patches

Yeah…I did say I wasn’t blogging, and really, I’m not. Consider this a figment of your imagination. I just wanted to share a few pictures. We’re just hanging out and relaxing. That bad cat, Sadie, isn’t with us. She managed to hide in a spot from which we could not retrieve her just a few minutes before we planned to load her into the camper. We waited for a couple of hours, and she wouldn’t come down. We left her with plenty of food and water, self-dispensing kitty treats, and a self-cleaning litter robot ...

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June 30, 2021
Some Progress from Cat Patches

Yesterday afternoon, I made my final call-in for jury duty. All trials were either postponed or settled, and so no jurors had to report today. And that, my friends, is the end of my month-long commitment. I'm free without ever having to report once. It's a good thing because today is the day we planned to pick cherries. Just as I walked into my office this morning, I raised the curtain to see if there were actually still cherries on the tree. In many a year we went to bed with a big crop of cherries on our ...

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Some Progress from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday afternoon, I made my final call-in for jury duty. All trials were either postponed or settled, and so no jurors had to report today. And that, my friends, is the end of my month-long commitment. I'm free without ever having to report once. It's a good thing because today is the day we planned to pick cherries. Just as I walked into my office this morning, I raised the curtain to see if there were actually still cherries on the tree. In many a year we went to bed with a big crop of cherries on our ...

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June 24, 2021
Pineapple Quilt on the Frame from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was such a busy day – I feel like I was on my feet a lot but I really got done with a lot.  The grocery shopping is done, laundry caught up, garden watered – and a quilt on the frame!  Here it was at 1:15 And by 2:30 it was loaded and ready […]

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June 23, 2021
Home! from Quilts....etc.

Well this was a nice short trip for us – 12 days is short when you don’t travel in the motorhome.  We had a good time and loved both of the Airbnb’s that we stayed at and I will share the 2nd all week  – it had the most fantastic river right through the property […]

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June 19, 2021
Sight-seeing and Relaxation from ... Cat Patches

For a short trip, we packed a lot in. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area we visited near Palouse Falls State Park in Eastern Washington this past week. We arrived home yesterday to find the grass and weeds taller, but everything otherwise in ship shape. The kitties were glad to see us, and we were home early enough to let them out for a good run and hunting expedition. As you might guess, I have a lot of pictures to show you, and so there's no time to waste with pleasantries. (By the way...how ...

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Sight-seeing and Relaxation from Cat Patches

For a short trip, we packed a lot in. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area we visited near Palouse Falls State Park in Eastern Washington this past week. We arrived home yesterday to find the grass and weeds taller, but everything otherwise in ship shape. The kitties were glad to see us, and we were home early enough to let them out for a good run and hunting expedition. As you might guess, I have a lot of pictures to show you, and so there's no time to waste with pleasantries. (By the way...how ...

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More of Manitou Springs from Quilts....etc.

This area is very much known for The Garden of the Gods which is a park full of the red rock of the area a local man years ago donated the land to the city for the park.  I took too many photos of course to share all of them – but this is the […]

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June 17, 2021
Manitou Springs, Colorado from Quilts....etc.

This is such a pretty area – but of course a heat wave came along and kind of – well I won’t say “ruined” it but it made the days very hot and too hot for me to enjoy being outside all day.  The best thing about this heat is that it is very low […]

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June 15, 2021
What I’ve Learned From the Pandemic… from Where Art & Life Meet

I was having coffee with a friend the other day when he began a sentence with, “What I’ve learned from the pandemic…” Now this is a dear friend who also became very, very ill when the pandemic hit New York City, so much so that there were a few nights when it didn’t seem likely […]

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