Thursday, January 28, 2010


Still freaks me out that I am of grandparent age it goes. How cute is this photo of Grandpa and little Miss A....notice the bowling shoes Addie is sporting...what a love!

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far....

OK, do these two look related or what? We went bowling last weekend with the much fun! Father and's a S-T-R-I-K-E!

Monday, January 25, 2010

How You Doin?

My cute little granddaughter...we all should look so stunning! Enjoy the day!
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Sunday, January 24, 2010


Yikes, my spinning class numbers 14 when it's at full capacity so it is nothing like this. Nonetheless I am here to write that the best workout I have ever found that is easy on the body and kicks your *&^%^ is spinning! Spinning was created about 20 years ago by a cyclist as a means to train for races. I don't want to ride a serious bike outside (in New England I'm sure I'd be run over) and I don't care to ride competitively at all. I just love the workout I get from 60 minutes of riding my legs off in a little room along side 13 other breathless riders. There are instructors who turn on the disco ball (what IS this?) during class. Instructors who have you climb a hill every 5 minutes (I love this workout). And lousy instructors who apologize that they are tired as you find yourself yawing mid-class. But, no matter, I love spinning and how exhausted and invigorated I feel at the end of class. It should help keep this old body of mine in fairly good shape :P

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Walk Around My Home on a Snowy Winter Day

I haven't been blogging much because I've been spending all my time working hard, paying bills, cleaning house, working out.....ahhhhh. I haven't been inspired because I'm so tired. But today was different. As I was playing catch in the backyard with my sweet and cabin-fevered yellow lab I looked around at the snow. I took a deep breath and smiled. I was amazed. I was inspired. I was happy to be alive. It was beautiful outside!!

This is on the side of our building and it looks just like a winter wonderland. We saw Avatar last night and it's put me in that magical frame of mind...what marvelous creatures might live amongst these snow-laden trees, I wonder?

And, who is hiding in these bushes, waiting to walk on the powder white snow once I pass on by?

Our giant dock looks like a runway...all covered in white, fluffy cotton candy...crunching under my boots as I walked out to the floating dock.

No boats here now. No kids with life vests running around. No shorts and suntan lotion....everything lies in wait until it warms up again.

The stone wall out behind my home...little triangular piles of snow clinging to the ledges.

Trees and bushes at the water's edge, snoring away, encased in ice.

And up a little hill, there is a gate to a tiny cemetery at the side of my property...

I never think much about who lies here but what a view they have for ever after.

A walk around my home on a snowy winter day.
I see.
And I am happy!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Selina found it hard to hide her exasperation over Dave's obvious, but futile attempt, to impress her. Relax, Dave, she thought. What will be, will be.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

The World is Buddy's Oyster in 2010

Buddy's new "do" made him feel like 2010 would be the best year ever. When you look this good, Buddy thought, the world is your oyster.