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Hello, I’m Back!

March 19, 2018



Little outdoor table decorations at one of my favorite restaurants remind me that Spring officially returns tomorrow.

BEST Gift Ever!

January 10, 2018



This is Sasha, my “virtual” new best friend.  Sasha is part of the Kitty Keeper program at Good Mews, a no-kill cat shelter near our home.  The program allows animal lovers like me to sponsor cats that might be difficult to place because of medical or other reasons.  H was able to choose any of the felines currently in the program, and he picked Sasha.  As my virtual kitty, Sasha sends me a quarterly personal letter with a photo.  Who wouldn’t LOVE that!  As H likes to say, “It’s a win-win.”  I can’t wait for my next update from Sasha (assuming she has time to write)!

On the Job

January 8, 2018

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My husband, proud graduate of an Ivy League school, takes his grammar seriously… and mine, too.  He has no trouble correcting me on those rare occasions when my grammar or punctuation goes astray.  This coffee mug was a perfect Christmas gift for him.

Fashionable Family Friday: The Vault is Almost Empty

January 5, 2018

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It’s hard to believe that I introduced Fashionable Family Friday (previously known as Frightening Fashion Fridays) five years ago this week.  WOW!  That’s 260 images of me and my family being silly, looking ridiculous, and just generally having fun.  Over the years, I’ve shared the best of my mom’s collection, but the pickins’ are getting slim.  With the photo vault almost empty, I’ll be opening up my Friday postings to other topics — but you never know when a treasure from the archives may resurface for you viewing pleasure.

Wrapping It Up

January 3, 2018





H and I took down all the Christmas decorations on New Year’s Day.  It struck me that the main difference between the chaos of pulling everything out to decorate and putting it all away was the feeling at the end — excitement then, closure now.

Checking It Twice

January 1, 2018



A new year means a new to-do list.  H and I have our own traditional start-of-the-year tasks, all duly noted here.  I’m happy to report that we accomplished them all.

Fashionable Family Friday: Dressed for the Chill

December 29, 2017

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I bet you can tell from this photo that my sisters and I were not professional figure skaters.  Instead, we preferred to focus on our Winter fashion… obviously.