Month: December 2016


I used to think my dad was insane for taking a 6 mile walk before work. Now I understand. I wasn’t able to walk much over the holidays and realized it’s a short time where I can have peace and find some sanity.


I have a love/hate relationship with the typical New Year’s resolutions; save more money, lose weight etc. Each year I try to reexamine the previous year (usually in photographs) and figure out some attainable goals for the following year – ones that… Read More



Seems life makes a girl too busy. I often have trouble making time for the things I want to do. For years now I have wanted to make my great-grandmother’s cookies. These cookies are made from scratch, so this would consume a… Read More


I do the most cooking, from scratch, during Fall and Winter. I wish I could say the same for Spring and Summer but I’d rather be out walking the dog. At the end of the year, my library discards the older magazines… Read More

Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree!

Time flies when you’re having fun. This year we opted for a smaller tree now that we have such a precious family heirloom for a tree skirt. This made me think about trees past. Our cottage home is very small so a… Read More

Delightful Dog

People are RIGHT – life IS better with a dog.  

Sewing – I CAN Do It.

Well, I finally finished my sewing projects. It has been an uphill battle but I am pretty pleased with the results. Good thing my husband doesn’t mind bright colors!!    

Beautiful Library

I left work the other day and spotted this angle of the tree right in the arch. Wish I had my real camera and not the phone! BOO!

Dinner on the Battleship MASS

From the Battleship Mass website: Navy Christmas “Experience 1940’s holiday ambiance, and enjoy a three-course meal recreated from the battleship’s original Christmas menu featuring turkey and all the fixings served in the Wardroom aboard the Battleship. Plus, find out where the USS… Read More