Category Archives: everyday life

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lion????

Nature was playing April Fool’s jokes Monday.  Saturday felt like a spring day.  My husband and I drove the convertible with the top down even though it was a bit nippy.  We grilled hamburgers for dinner.  But Easter Sunday was … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air!

This morning I sat in front of the fireplace in the living room; the two oldest dogs, with matching surgical scars on their right legs, lay at my feet. Outside the temperature was 24 degrees. The sky was overcast. The … Continue reading

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A World of White Trees

  I woke up this morning to a world of white trees. Four inches of snow covered the driveway and my truck. My husband had an early flight to the west coast, leaving no time to use the gargantuan snow … Continue reading

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The Ice Obsession

From the title, one would hope that my newest fascination would be with diamonds—diamond earrings, diamond bracelets, diamond rings. But that’s so not me. I wore a plain gold band for the first twenty years of my marriage. Then my … Continue reading

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Morning Light

On the morning of Valentine’s Day, the light at sunrise was intensely beautiful. I was so taken with the light, I grabbed my camera before heading out with the dogs. It had snowed during the night, not much, just a … Continue reading

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After Nemo

Today the world is blanketed in white. Yesterday and early this morning, we were buried in slightly more than two feet of snow, thanks to the winter storm, Nemo. All the contours of my yard have been erased. All that … Continue reading

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Mornings when you can see your breath

A dusting of snow glistens in the yard. The sun peeks through the trees. I pull on an old blue ski parka that I like for morning walks and runs. This parka was retired when I decided it was too … Continue reading

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Lost in Transition

This has been a year of transitions.  We moved across country.  We became grandparents.  My parents moved in with us.  We became poster children for the sandwich generation.  I have become lost in the ever increasing demands of my household.  … Continue reading

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And May All Your Christmases be . . .Sunny!

Our first Christmas in Connecticut was white.  Christmas morning a light snow was falling as we opened gifts.  It was just like being in a Christmas movie, cheerful adults opening gifts, happy baby ripping up wrapping paper, snow falling so … Continue reading

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O’Christmas Tree, O’Christmas Tree

I love Christmas trees.  Christmas trees not only symbolize all the beauty and hope of the season but are reminders of Christmases past.  I have three trees this year.  Maybe more if I have to count the tiny tabletop trees.  … Continue reading

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