Top Five Tuesday – New England

Reasons I Love New England


  1. Having four seasons

    I cannot imagine a place that doesn’t have four seasons. I like to be hot, cool, cold and warm. Maybe that is because I am a glutton for punishment, like the rest of the New England population. It is refreshing and always feels like a new start, regardless of the temperature. After a long winter, you learn to appreciate the colors and blooms in Spring!

  2. Fall foliage

    Is there anything more beautiful that fall foliage? The intense colors are amazing. LOVE IT! I actually drive hours to New Hampshire to look at leaves. Seriously.

  3. Summer on or at the water

    There is nothing better than jumping into the ocean on a super hot day. I also love the feeling of sand between my toes. You can’t beat the breeze off the water while having dinner on the deck!

  4. First snow

    First snow is refreshing. You can almost smell it in the air. I feel like it kills the germs and wipe away the dirt!

  5. First signs of Spring after a long winter

    I love the first snow but I hate the rest! Winter can seem really long, especially if we have a lot of power outages. The first signs of Spring – flowers blooming, colors and warm temperatures are so wonderful and are a renewal.

Silver Lining

Well, ’tis the season for germs. And I apparently, have caught them all. I was looking forward to doing some Christmas shopping by taking advantage of the Veteran’s Day sales this weekend, but instead, I am in bed. My husband has dedicated this long weekend to taking care of me. I am a terrible patient, so I feel twice as bad for him.

Being sick slows me down. I guess when I am horizontal I notice more things – like the dust in the sunlight and the laundry piling up. But I also notice other things. Like the love of my husband as he makes me a nice breakfast. I am watching him dance and sing around the kitchen. When he looks up to see me watching him, he flashes his modest ear to ear grin and it melts my heart.

I suppose being sick is a reminder to stop and appreciate what is around. There is always a silver lining….