A Little Something Extra (Weekly Photo Challenge)


A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that has a little something extra. No one who knows him would ever accuse my husband of being a party-pooper.  Quite the contrary. When I posted this picture on Facebook, a friend commented:  … Continue reading A Little Something Extra (Weekly Photo Challenge)

If you like, then you gotta put a ring on it!


Think of your longest relationship: describe how your love has changed over time, did you go from the giddiness of infatuation, to mad passion, to deep respect, esteem, and friendship? Tell us about your love story. Tonight when I got home, dinner was waiting for me; braised lamb chops, steamed veggies, multi-colored baby potatoes.  You … Continue reading If you like, then you gotta put a ring on it!

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

BFF’s, What Have They Done for You Lately?


Our Daily Prompt today:  BFF's, What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to? One BFF?  One lesson? I can't imagine there being just one, or a most important one--there have been SO many!  If I have to narrow it down, though, the lessons are these: Listen, listen, listen; and … Continue reading BFF’s, What Have They Done for You Lately?

Weight Watchers Can be Fun!


I've battled my weight for years, or more to the point, it's battled with me.  I've lost, gained, lost, gained, lost, gained, hundreds of pounds.  I know that I'm not unlike thousands of women in the world. I've tried everything, again like most people, who've played the weight loss roulette. I have to admit though … Continue reading Weight Watchers Can be Fun!

Snow…Blows


Home foreclosure is always a sad thing.  I found out last week that a neighbor of ours will have their house foreclosed on in the next couple of weeks.  I remember when we first moved into our house four years ago, there was a for sale sign on the lawn across the street.  There seemed … Continue reading Snow…Blows

No Man Is an Island


Dealing with the preparation of the before, during and after phases from any surgery is challenging. The recovery from a complete thyroidectomy would have taken so much longer for me were it not for my sisters and brothers, parents, and my Auntie Tina. Everyone was hugely helpful, dropping off meals, sending cards and flowers, making … Continue reading No Man Is an Island