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  • a happy, ordinary, middle-aged, suburban woman who paints odd pictures, gardens in a straw hat, lives with the love of her life, is owned by one cat and the ghosts of several others, and walks a little funny 'cause she has a fake leg. She started this website because there's more to life than what we lose, and we need to let each other know what's possible, even if it's only a happy, ordinary life.

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The anti-elitist in me really appreciated this post, and the creative spirit in me did too, thanks to your lyrical ode to the ordinary.


Hee -- I'm glad you enjoyed it Em.

And really, there are some glorious, sumptuous gardens around here, front and back, not many formal ones, mostly just spectacularly floral ones. And if I had the money, I would absolutely pay one of the organic landscapers I know to do more with my garden than I am, perhaps leaving a little bit less to the squirrels but not everything. But I have to admit that I rather enjoy some of the fruits of my own haphazardness, and it makes me happy to be able to share them with others who can appreciate them, too (with zero price of admission). :)

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