Valentine Haiku & Treasure Photo Challenge

A treasured weekend On an ocean wave boat ride I am engaged!       Today's thank you is to Sally and Sarah, friends who live in Mystic, Connecticut.  The weekend Steve proposed to me, Sally and Sarah gave us a ride in the Mystic harbor on a beautiful old schooner.  It was magical at … Continue reading Valentine Haiku & Treasure Photo Challenge

No Need for Black Friday!

I love living, literally, down the street from Benny's Store.  For those of you who don't live in Rhode Island, or nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts border towns, you will not recognize the name.  Rhode Islanders know the store, which opened here in Providence in 1924, as a neighborhood fixture in many towns.  According to the … Continue reading No Need for Black Friday!

Little Brothers

Today is my little brother's birthday. He is 41--not so little, I know. But all eight of us are over 40 now, and he will always be my little brother--I'll tell you why! Several years ago now, my husband and I were doing everything we could do try to have a baby. Among those things … Continue reading Little Brothers

Roommates: The Good, the Bad, the One Who Eats [Raw] Potatoes Like They’re Apples

My niece messaged today that she's moving, again. She's in her twenties so moving seems like the normal course of events to me. From the time I graduated college until I turned thirty (about 6 years) I had 8 different addresses; and from thirty to forty it was another six moves. My friend Lynne finally … Continue reading Roommates: The Good, the Bad, the One Who Eats [Raw] Potatoes Like They’re Apples