Monday, February 29, 2016

Delivery Adventures

          We've survived our latest adventure. Truth be told, our adventures are pretty tame most of the time, but they can run to events like delivering a chest of drawers to our daughter an hour and a half away in Boston in a blinding snowstorm, a storm so bad that all the rest stops on the Massachusetts Turnpike were closed. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Word Power

(Pangloss – a fictional character in the novel Candide by Voltaire)

          A February issue of The New Yorker magazine brought back thoughts of my grandfather, not the likeliest combination. My parents were long-time subscribers, but my grandfather Sam Woods was more of a Time or Saturday Evening Post kind of guy.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

What a tease

          Yesterday’s temperature was cruising at a giddy 60 degrees, so we extracted ourselves from our recliners and laced up our walkin’ shoes.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The magic is still there

      Yesterday afternoon we suddenly decided to go to the movies. Why? Because we can, folks. We’re retired!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ignorance and Bliss

     Today my ride and I traveled to the tire guy in town. The fancy warning system on my car has been over-achieving lately.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Battening Down the Hatches

          A year ago, it seemed like a great idea to give my husband a weather station. Now I’m not so sure.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Calling all Jeeves

It could be too many hours of Downton Abbey, but I’ve had a revelation.

I need a lackey.

Monday, February 8, 2016

XXXs and OOOs

My husband and I had arrived at an acquaintance's home and there was the usual flurry of hugs and kisses.

Friday, February 5, 2016


     We went to bed last night with a weather forecast of perhaps an inch of snow followed by rain.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Out of the Ether

          My mother always kept our loose photographs in a Whitman’s Sampler box. We usually had an empty one available each year, either from Christmas or Valentine’s day. It was a good choice, sturdy with a hinged lid, and with the added bonus of the aroma of past chocolates. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016