Monday, December 30, 2019

Musings on life in the commune

A neighbor in Florida who was on the condo board had a palm tree removed last year because it was blocking her view.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Nest Moves

     I started a book the other day in which a woman wanders through her house staring morosely into the empty bedrooms where her now-grown kids grew up. Since I don’t enjoy importing other people’s misery into my brain, I hot-footed it back to the library to exchange it for a nice murder mystery.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

For your own little princess

Put down that Hammacher Schlemmer catalog with its “Two Seat Working Mack Dump Truck”, $399.95,  or the “Harry Potter Levitating Golden Snitch Sculpture”, $199.95.  Just hit your local Home Goods store.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I've Been Botted

A couple of days ago I was fiddling around in the mechanics of this blog and happened to notice that on the 9th I’d had 456 visitors.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

How to Start Your Day

Reminiscent of the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, whose faith in the restorative powers of Windex knew no limits, my friend Judi, whose house, unsurprisingly, is much cleaner than mine, addresses just about any household cleaning conundrum with bleach.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Florida - so very far away

This is what greeted me on my iPad this morning.

And, typical of New England’s zany, fun-filled weather, we’re scheduled for temps in the 50s on Monday.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Natterings about Names

“Birches” by Robert Frost (1916)

They click upon themselves
As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored
As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.
Soon the sun’s warmth makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust—

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Oh, the things you can do in bed



          Origin : Greek

          An inability or refusal to get out of bed