Lovely Lakeside Views

When I was working in Vermont I went to several conferences at the Lake Morey Resort.  I never would have known about it otherwise. When I decided that the husband and I needed a getaway that would feel like a getaway, this is where I decided to take us.  I kept it a secret for quite … Continue reading Lovely Lakeside Views


I was SO hoping to be able to use this picture for something when I took it.  I was coming off I-95 in Providence and this little pink bug was in front of me.  As I got closer I could see better what was in the window.  Clearly, she is a Hello Kitty fan...a BIG … Continue reading LILBUGA

Nosey Delights: Vegetable Garden

I've written before about favorite smells; summer = Coppertone, Christmas = gingerbread cookies.  Today when I got home from I walked over to our garden to one of my favorite smells, fresh as can be zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, and...the first ripe tomato of the season!  Thanks today to my husband for planting and tending … Continue reading Nosey Delights: Vegetable Garden

Who Cares What Other People Think?

Here's today's writing prompt:  A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip? Here's my answer:  Nope!

Live With Heart

Everyday I get the daily Buddha Doodle post; they're terrific and always make me smile.  Today's did not disappoint.  After I'd read it I happened by a coworker's office.  She's getting ready to go out on a medical leave--it was somewhat planned but she will be out longer than she'd originally expected. Initially she was meant … Continue reading Live With Heart

Always, Always Later

We all procrastinate. Website, magazine, knitting project, TV show, something else — what’s your favorite procrastination destination? My favorite procrastination destination: Typically, I can find any and all reasons imaginable to keep me away from exercising.  Last spring we brought the elliptical up from the basement, gave it a little tune-up and I started to … Continue reading Always, Always Later

The Four Agreements

When I was going through training to become a certified empowerment coach we had a whole host of required reading to do.  One of the books that I found most memorable and practical was The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Each of the four agreements on its own seems like good, common sense advice for anyone.  … Continue reading The Four Agreements

The Shrimp Fork Episode

Among the people you’ve known for a long time, who is the person who’s changed the most over the years? Was the change for the better? At the heart of humans do we really change all that much, even over many years?  I don't think so.  We certainly make changes to our habits, maybe come … Continue reading The Shrimp Fork Episode

Eleanor, Daddy, Mommy

I know that today's photo prompt is "Relic" and while these pictures of my new great-niece and her momma and daddy, I had to post them.  The creator of Instagram gets my thanks today.  It's the best way for me to get a good look at this little angel who lives a plane ride away!  … Continue reading Eleanor, Daddy, Mommy

Can’t Stand Me: The Video

What do you find more unbearable: watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why? The sound of my voice on a recording never sounds like what I think it does, and these days I certainly am not thrilled to see myself on camera.  So which to choose? The first … Continue reading Can’t Stand Me: The Video