It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December 16, 2020


christmas carolers

So we put up our tree last week, and with the tree the little ornaments come out. I have such fond memories of Christmas caroler candles. Sadly, the originals were stored in a hot attic, so the next year, they were just a wax blob. I was happy to find replacements at the Vermont Country […]

Christmas lights brighten the dark nights

December 9, 2020


blue tree

December can be dark and cold, but the pretty Christmas lights can help brighten the darkness. Enjoy this picture of our local blue tree on our town common. The tradition of blue lights has been going on for over 60 years. We had some panic a few years ago when the tree where the blue […]

Having something to look forward to

December 2, 2020


the guys watching the crown

The news just keeps getting worse and worse. So I try to have something to look forward to every day. The latest is Season 4 of The Crown. As you can see, our “guys” like watching this show as well. Sir Oliver loves seeing his fellow Palace Guards; Sir Angus loves seeing his fellow Balmoral […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2020


chipmunk thanksgiving

Wishing all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! My wish for you (and all of my blogging friends, even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving), is for you to find something to be grateful for. It is tough with all the bad news out there. Mr. Ken and I will have a quiet dinner. Normally, […]

Some cuteness to brighten your day

November 18, 2020


our beloved toby

The news just keeps getting more and more depressing. Between the election and the COVID, there doesn’t seem to be any good news. So, this week, I thought I would focus on something to make you all smile. We all need to smile more these days. As most of you know, Mr. Ken and I […]

Rethinking gratitude

November 11, 2020


practice gratitude

It is a stressful time for all of us these days. I try really hard to focus on the positive. Part of my morning practice is to focus on what I am grateful for. It can be something as simple as the sun shining or that I had a good night’s sleep. It is hard […]

Some pictures need no explanation

November 4, 2020


Gotta love the weather in New England. We went from a glorious colorful fall to snow (all in October). Here’s what our background normally looks like around this time in the fall. Here’s what it looked like on October 30, 2020. Now I like a cozy snowfall as much as the next New Englander, but […]

Pretty colors of Fall

October 28, 2020


red maples

Fall is my favorite time of year. I just love the crisp, cool air and the pretty colors. Here are some fall scenes for you to enjoy: There is the dark green of the pine trees. There is the bright yellow of the leaves. It was though the sun was shining all the way through […]

A kind word can do wonders

October 21, 2020


kind words

We all are a bit stressed these days. Hah – that’s an understatement. So I decided to bite the bullet and schedule some health screenings that I had put off because of COVID. Yes, I was very nervous about going into the hospital. I still picture millions of COVID germs floating around in the air […]

Pumpkin time!

October 14, 2020


pumpkin patch

Nothing too deep this week; I’ve spent most of my time enjoying our glorious fall days. Fall is my favorite time in New England. A big part of the fall tradition is the pumpkin displays at our local church. Enjoy! What are your favorite fall activities?