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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Tuesday Afternoon




the little birds my nieces made

on the top shelf of the kitchen hutch

I cleaned a little nest off of the porch

after all the babies took wing

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 Kara




Monday, 14 December 2015

the christmas tree


the good


So....

every year we buy our tree from the little PTO stand in the park 

across the street.

It's the biggest fundraiser of the year for the grade school 

on our rather tiny island.

This year was no exception.

Saturday morning just after Joe and Joey left for hockey practice

Jack and I walked over to pick out a tree....

they had exactly 16 trees left....

all of which were absolutely gigantic!!

We chose the smallest one in the lot

over 9 feet tall and about 4 feet wide

Somehow we got it up the stairs and into the stand

it took me about 3 hours to get it all lit and decorated.

It's beautiful...but we are never doing that again!

the fun....

seeing the expressions on Joe and Joey's faces when they saw the tree

Joey was rather understated, "it's a little big."

whereupon Joe looked up and stated with enthusiasm

"Holy Shit!"

the random



Last years tree and this years tree...not very random....








Mosaic Monday
The good, the random, the fun


making your home sing

Friday, 11 December 2015

11 December







the kitchen hutch

dressed for the season

~

We have a present or two

here and there around the house

I enjoy wrapping and I do it as I go

so it isn't a chore on Christmas Eve

~

Once every other year or so

my sister and I and three of our cousins

do a cousin's weekend

we do a little shopping, a little eating,

and a lot of laughing!


~

Every year Marblehead, MA has a great little Christmas parade

on the first Saturday of December

This guy -whose name escapes me -

always makes an appearance


~
I love Christmas music

I have it tuned into  the radio in my car...

I love hearing it in the market

I even sing along as I shop

and people like it....they tell me it cheers them up to hear me singing.

and they don't even sound sarcastic!

~





Friday fave fives
faith and fellowship
Friday my town shoot out
soulfood friday 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tuesday Afternoon






'tis the season for belief

Everybody's talking about
bagism, madism,
dragism,
 shagism,
ragism, tagism,
this ism, that ism
ism, ism, ism,
All we are saying
is give peace a chance
all we are saying is give peace a chance
all we are saying is give peace a chance
all we are saying is give peace a chance
all we are saying is give peace a chance
all we are saying is give peace a chance
all we are saying is give peace a chance

all we are saying

is give peace a chance

(John Lennon)

Monday, 7 December 2015

7 December






the fun

I don't use a lot of silver and gold in my decorating.

I must admit that I am not such a fan of things that don't look natural.

I was able to find a glittery ribbon to tie around 

Malachy the Teddy bear

the good

It was our cousins weekend!!

We try to get together once a year or so

and it's always fun during the Christmas season!


the random

The biggest fundraiser of the year for the PTO on our rather tiny island 
is the Christmas tree sale in the park across the street.

All day long on Sunday I watched them load trees onto the cars....

I swear every other car was red and it looked so festive to see the

families tying green trees to the tops of all those red cars. 

I could smell them every time I opened my door!

One family even walked the path through the wood with a wagon!

The older boy was pulling the wagon with his little brother in it

then they loaded a tree into the wagon and all walked home through the wooded path!

we won't get our tree till next weekend when the boys are here....

it's so close we can carry it home. 

I can't wait!!



I am joining up with creating Christmas this week

with Trina today

and these other places as well.

Friday, 4 December 2015

love is all around




love is all around

At times in my life when there has been sadness

I have always been able to look around

to see signs in the universe

that all will be well


Thursday, 3 December 2015

3 December


1). I learned that our children grow up, become adults, suffer serious hurt in ways we cannot protect them from. A few weeks ago my daughter suffered a miscarriage. I went with her to the ultrasound and when the midwife said she was sorry...there was no heartbeat....my poor sweet daughter, who is nothing but goodness, broke into tears and sobbed and sobbed. We just sat there crying. She cried for the loss of her dreams for the tiny life inside of her. I cried for the loss of my daughter's innocence. She is forever changed now.
I learned that our children grow up in many ways.

2). I learned that there are people who are a constant roller-coaster of emotions...up and down...around and around. They cause all kinds of havoc and chaos. I don't need to take that ride.

3). I learned that it is possible to pick up and start again no matter where you are.

4). I learned that budgeting money is something I am good at....I wish I had a bit more of it to budget...

5). I learned that there are hearts all over the natural world....you just have to look for them. 

love is all around





http://emilypfreeman.com/learned-november/


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

2 December




November's full frost moon rising over the Atlantic


It was a full moon low tide

the beach so long 

and the sea so far out

 it felt as if we might

 step off the edge of the earth

and touch the rising moon

~ ~ ~

Undulating water 

Under an orange moon

rising Up in the sky

for Us



Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tuesday Afternoon



The Christmas Tree -I love the movie but admit, I haven't yet read the book

New England Cookbook

Storms and Shipwrecks of New England, which mentions a wreck off the coast 

of my hometown, Marblehead, MA

and a hiker's cookbook

won't you come with me and see the beauty of
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