Quirky time

July 27, 2022


We did a road trip to Brattleboro Vermont. It was fun to visit a town, in addition to hiking in nature. I love towns like this! The best way to describe the vibe here is “quirky.” We had a delicious lunch at The Works Cafe. I had smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese. […]

The view from the top

July 20, 2022


The top of a beautiful mountain range that is. So Mr. Ken and I are back in Vermont. The first day of our vacation, we decided to take a hike at the Owl’s Head Trailhead in Dorset, Vermont. This trail takes you up to the Gettysburg Quarry, where marble blocks were cut for gravestones for […]

The latest adventure of our guys

July 13, 2022


Our little guys, Sir Angus, Toby and Sir Oliver, provide us with lots of smiles. Here they are in their latest adventure. Mr. Ken bought a new birdbath since our old one was cracked. The guys took one look at it and decided it is perfect for a swimming pool so in they jumped! What […]

Happy 4th of July!

July 6, 2022


I just love summer celebrations and I especially love the 4th of July. I was out doing errands the other day and came across this interesting sight. This inspiring field of flags was recently put up near a local playground. This is why I love going for walks; you never know what interesting and unexpected […]

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Reasons to get up in the morning

June 29, 2022


I look forward to every day. And this isn’t because I have a big purpose in my life, it is because of the simple joys I feel every morning. What I love about my mornings: Coffee! We bought these pretty mugs as souvenirs on last year’s trip to Vermont. Every time I use one, I […]

First kayak adventure of the season

June 22, 2022


So the happy day arrived; Mr. Ken and I were all set to go kayaking. In deference to my shoulder injury and to us getting older in general, Mr. Ken bought a nifty new kayak rack system. With this new system, you only have to lift the kayak to about hip height, place it on […]

It’s kayak time!

June 15, 2022


our kayaks

Oh happy day!  It’s time to start kayaking.  We lost last year since I was recovering from shoulder surgery.  It was a bit stop and go this year since Mr. Ken broke his wrist a few months ago.   But, we are good to go now and I can’t wait. Here they are! All ready to […]

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

June 8, 2022


As most of you know, our beloved guys, Sir Oliver, Toby and Sir Angus, hail from across the pond. They love Queen Elizabeth and are so excited to be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. Here are the guys watching their beloved Queen as she steps out on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Here are the guys […]

30 years ago . . .

June 1, 2022


nancy and ken wedding

I can’t believe it was 30 years ago that dear Mr. Ken and I were joined in holy matrimony. It seems like only ten or so years ago. I wouldn’t change any minute of it. I met Mr. Ken on a blind date. We ate dinner at the Prestige Diner in New Jersey. I knew […]

The adventures of Toby

May 25, 2022


Our little friends, Sir Oliver, Sir Angus and Toby continue to keep us amused. Toby has found a new fun thing, being in his little box. He just loves his little box and spends all day in there. He looks so nice and cozy, we can’t help but smile when we see him. What made […]