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contretemps

Word Formnoun
DefinitionAn unforeseen event that disrupts the normal course of things; an inopportune occurrence.
Synonymsmishap, predicament, calamity
UsageHis cross-country tour had its full share of comic contretemps.

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Chipeta 2011

Timing, Reality, and Decisions

I had to hurry home this last weekend as I received a phone call telling me that my dog (the one I wrote about a few days ago) had fallen over and started convulsing.  I was an hour away.  Not good. By the time I hit the front door (in a ...

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Time Out – A quiet weekend

Time Out - A quiet weekend

It snowed a bit last night up in the mountains - or so I heard.  I left home mid day and it was starting to softly drift down in a slightly hazy mist.  By the time I reached the half way mark heading down the pass to my son's house, ...

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My Friend, My Companion, My Dog

My Friend, My Companion, My Dog

Living Life ... and dealing with reality.  My son has always said that a pet - any pet, is just a tiny tragedy waiting to happen.  And yes, the grief and resulting pain from the loss of such a companion is ... well, it takes your breath away, it drops ...

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Doe enjoying some grass

Bunchgrass Anyone?

I was lucky enough to spot something interesting through my office window that overlooks my valley.  It was a female mule deer digging in the snow for some of that ever so yummy bunchgrass.  At least it looked like some sort of bunchgrass when I looked through my binoculars.  There ...

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Hair Damaged?

I recently found out I've been harboring some sort of nasty bug that quietly spread all throughout my system.  It's almost gone now, but it left me with a head of hair that was thinner and definitely not healthy. What to do?  I checked out several hair products, both in stores ...

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Making Things Perfectly Clear

Making Things Perfectly Clear

I love to cook - I really do.  I enjoy making things from scratch and spending time in my kitchen chopping and mincing and mixing various herbs to create a unique taste.  But I've never been able to create a truly clear broth/stock. Heck, I like my soups to be nice ...

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Things are changing, and not always for the better.  I’ve noticed my electric bill rising (slowly, but surely) and have decided to take some affirmative action by becoming a “learner”.   I bought and installed a 1,000Watt Solar Electric System to help combat this ever increasing monthly bill.   This same system is for sale on Amazon – click HERE to go directly to the product.  Or, click HERE to go to a post I wrote talking about the various and inexpensive ways to fight back.

Aunt Ina's Kitchen

Making Things Perfectly Clear

Making Things Perfectly Clear

I love to cook - I really do.  I enjoy making things from scratch and spending time in my kitchen chopping and mincing and mixing various herbs to create a unique taste.  But I've never been able to create a truly clear broth/stock. Heck, I like … Read more...

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Bonnie's Garden

Red Poinsettia by XenoL12345

‘TIS THE SEASON (well, at least it’s getting closer)

As the winter Holiday season approaches the Poinsettia in all it’s glory begins to appear seemingly everywhere. But before you run out and purchase one to take home, there are a few things you need to know. Poinsettias are fragile. They break … Read more...

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Human Ingenuity

Need a good fast fix for dry winter skin?

Need a good fast fix for dry winter skin?

Winter is closing in rapidly here, meaning heaters and dry air.  Which translates to dry skin - especially on your face.  ACK... Luckily, we have a recipe for a super simple fix.  A  HONEY MILK MASK.  I originally got this recipe from my … Read more...

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Randomness

Chipeta 2011

Timing, Reality, and Decisions

I had to hurry home this last weekend as I received a phone call telling me that my dog (the one I wrote about a few days ago) had fallen over and started convulsing.  I was an hour away.  Not good. By the time I hit the front door (in a running … Read more...

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