Friday, December 30, 2022

Worlds Collide

Christmas has subsided and I can now sleep without waking up at 3 a.m. to wonder if I have enough eggs for the annual holiday omelet, or if Handsome Son already has a cargo liner for the back of his car (He did. Thank you Amazon returns).

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Recipes for Nostalgia

Miraculously, everything I ordered online has arrived (last one skidded in yesterday) and is wrapped. I’ve reached the stage where I’ve already forgotten what the heck is in all those packages under the tree; I’ll be as surprised as everyone else.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Hunger and Health

 I have my annual physical this morning and am crabbily sitting around the house.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Guilt and Garbage


          It’s currently 32 degrees outside, although the psychic people at the Weather Channel ap tell me it feels like 27.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

An Unhealthy Wait


We were pleased that My Guy’s two-week-old cold was winding down just in time for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Shopping Notes

           Did you know that if your Amazon order doesn’t solve all your earthly problems that way you hoped it would, you can just present yourself to a Kohl’s store with a smile and that disobliging item and they’ll send it back for you?

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Life in the fast lane



If you’re wondering what the younger set has been up to, here are a few excerpts from last week at our granddaughters’ pre-school:

Friday, November 25, 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

To Meddle or Not to Meddle?

         I remember years ago, a stranger tapped me on the shoulder to warn me that I'd left my purse in the cart while deciding between one cut of chicken versus another.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Light to Dark

In spite of achieving my goal, today’s shopping experience was less pleasant than yesterday’s trip to the grocery store.

Monday, November 14, 2022


Today’s been pretty quiet if you don’t count the constant honking from the other room.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Give Thanks

          What used to be a long, but usually quiet day helping out at the polls (and thankfully still is in our little town) is getting to look like a spell on the front lines.

Sunday, November 6, 2022


My temp of 100.9 on Friday hinted that pushing my golf cart up and down hills for 9 holes probably wasn’t the smartest choice.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Library Dining


          It’s pretty ironic that this past week’s posts seem to all be food-focused, since by Friday I had a cold that would fell a trucker. A big trucker. My taste buds are currently on holiday somewhere else.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Cooking Urges




It was a slow day on Sunday, which meant a big pot of Pasta e Fagioli. If (when?) that recession arrives, this will just the thing to hold body and soul together. 

Monday, October 31, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Goodbye Old Friends

     A glance at my bookcase triggered another clearing-out urge, but this is one I want to ignore. In spite of not having listened to them for years, I’ve hung on to my old audio tapes. I did discard quite a few, but these are my favorites. Why am I saving them? Unless an excavation in the basement reveals our son’s old boombox, I have no way to play them anymore. It’s going to be hard to put out Eric, Sting, James, and K.D. for the next trash pickup.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Footstools and Mushrooms

           Having a bedroom on the first floor means that when I wake up and open the curtains, I can climb back in bed and look out at the woods as I read for a while.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

Bumpy Ride

We live on a sort of island, with our own bridge that spans wetlands.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022

Wake Up Call


          This morning I scanned yesterday’s online local headlines,

“Elderly Connecticut woman punched in head while exercising”

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Conundrum Solved

It’s unfair that exactly the people who could use a pet are too often the people who can’t always take care of them.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Life Skills


In spite of being dysfunctional, the women in my family were pretty traditional in their skills.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Second Look


So, the twins took time off from the Rhode Island beaches and came with their parents to Grandma and Grandpa’s for an afternoon. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Flowers, Frog, Fox

This weekend’s gardening was mostly about pulling things up before I had to unearth them from the impending fall mountain of leaves. Still, there were a couple of small discoveries.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Blogger toying with me


Procrastination has its advantages.

          Over the weekend I had what seemed to be a creeping technological infection.

My blog reading list that I use to access favorite sites was becoming less and less accessible. First I was unable to reach one or two blogs, and by Sunday almost my entire list was unreachable. I would click on the title, and instead of landing happily at Going Gently, for instance, I’d hit a wall. I tried my iPad instead of my laptop and aimed myself at Ellen Abbott’s land and instead of lovely glass artwork, I was landed in the middle of what looked to my untrained eye like coding, all numbers and hieroglyphics.

          I returned to my blog list and began writing down everyone’s addresses. I don’t want to lose you folks! And then I meandered away my Monday instead of facing up to a tedious task of trying to figure out how to re-enter sites on my blog, if even that would work.

          This morning I opened my tablet, and voila! You were all there!



Saturday, September 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Circling Back


I’m still fascinated by life’s coincidences. Long before I ever knew I’d marry a Massachusetts boy, never mind live in Massachusetts, my father traveled up here from Virginia in possibly 1969ish and ended up at the Brimfield Flea Market. It’s the largest in New England, at least a mile in length.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Unicorn Hunting

A full 15 minutes on the phone listening to music and recorded apologies about the wait and one more time hope crashed and burned.