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Monday, 24 April 2017

24 April

The Fun

Verne's Mamma and Pop went to a wedding 

so I got to spend the afternoon with him.

Serious Nana and Verne time!

Well...maybe not so serious.

the  good

Tulips at Beacon Hill

the random

pine cones dropping

Friday, 24 March 2017

24 March

It's been nice having the light later in the day.

I've been catching the sunset on my way home from work

and it's just beautiful.

The purple Oxalis is blooming on my bedside table.

It looks so pretty in the sunlight through the window.

Tucker has been taking advantage of the rather gloomy days 

we've had for a bit of a cat nap on my bed.

We had the boys last weekend and took advantage of a respite 

from the cold for a walk on the beach....

Jack is surveying the land and the sea

I didn't get a chance to see my grandson Verne this week 

but my daughter sent me this picture on St. Patrick's day.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

23 March

walking on the beach

I gathered this and that

and brought it home in a cotton bag

that my sister-in-law left at my house last year.

upended bag on the rug in my bedroom

Tucker and I shared the sunny spot on the floor in my bedroom

I created a sail on the sea of a stormy afternoon

and hung it in the bedroom doorway

an artist's rendering

K is for Kara

K is for Kara...

Monday, 20 March 2017

20 March

the random

Today is the anniversary of John and Yoko.

One of my very favorite couples ever.

the good

I walked the beach over the weekend and gathered some treasures.

Tucker was pretty happy to sit in the midst of it all.

the fun

I made what I think looks like a sailboat on a big wave...

there are some who think it looks like a strange piece of wood and some rope...

but they have no imagination and shall remain nameless.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Saint Patrick

Happy St. Pat's day to ye

and may the luck o' the Irish be with you and yours

yellow flowers

on the kitchen table

Over the weekend I picked up some yellow flowers

and I've been enjoying them dancing in the sunlight

over the kitchen table as I drink my morning tea


Max the Wonder Dog

My son-in-law's dog Max died on Monday

He was 14 year's old and had lived a good life...

very sad though and he will be greatly missed

Family dogs are missed as old uncles or aunts are

we speak of them as if they were grand old characters in our families

and we remember them long into our old age...

My mum still remembers how her father would send their dog, Buttons,

up onto her bed in the morning.


sunrise after Stella

Tuesday we had a mega-storm Stella come in....

We were spared much of the snow they called for

What we got was very high coastal tides, ferocious winds,

and very low temps


and in honor of the Irish....

Thursday, 16 March 2017

16 March

Yesterday morning after the storm

We didn't get nearly as much snow as they called for


But the winds and the temperatures and the coastal tides were pretty ferocious. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

15 March

Despite the impending nor'easter on Tuesday....

yellow flowers dancing in the morning sunlight 

on the kitchen table on Sunday....

Friday, 10 March 2017

10 March

Did I mention the kitchen floor last week? 

We haven't gotten much further this week but will be working on it again this weekend.

I did start to put things away though.

When they come to sand and urethane I can pick it all back up again...

I can't have the kitchen all torn up like that -it was making me crazy.

I love the way the sunlight comes in through the windows.

We can see the ocean from the kitchen

I often watch the sunrise while I drink my morning coffee

and the moon rising over the Atlantic at night.

Oh...and did I mention Verne?

He's found his toes and I think he likes them.

I'm going to get this image put on a canvas.

I will give it to my daughter as a mother's day present.

It was sunny quite a bit last week

though we are expecting snow and frigid temps this week....

Tuck has taken advantage of the warmth 

that streams in through the windows for a bit of a cat nap.

 At work we've had a lot of people calling out or on vacation.

It's been crazy!!

I'm so glad it's Friday!

Willy Nilly Friday

Monday, 6 March 2017

06 March

 the fun

I had an appointment close to my daughter's house on Thursday


I got to go over and hang out with Verne!! 
the good

Tucker Huckleberry Finn

has taken to napping on the rocking chair at the sunny kitchen window

the random 

We are in the midst of stripping the kitchen floor

It had the most horrible tiles known to man on it

Most of the plywood sub-floor is off now

and the bare wood is what's left

that will get sanded and 2 coats of polyurethane.... 

It's going to look so pretty. 


Friday, 3 March 2017

03 March

The best part of my week was getting to see Verne!

He's getting so big and cute and playful!


We've been tearing up the kitchen floor...

 Oh dear Lord what did we get ourselves into!!

My fridge is in the middle of the room and everything else is

well....I don't even know where it is. 

But it's gonna look so good when it's done!


My mum is feeling better. She's able to get herself up and down the stairs now

although it isn't easy and once she's up she stays up

She's leaving for Florida soon to visit her sister

and I think that when she comes back she will be much, much better.

 The 28th was the one year anniversary

of the death of my step-daughter

sadness, sadness, sadness

The weather was so nice last week.

Bonnie was able to get Verne out for a walk to the playground

As you can see, the swings were a big hit!

willy nilly friday

photo friday

Thursday, 2 March 2017

02 March

I've had a hard week.

It's been terribly sad and stressful

and all the things that I have put off have caught up with me all at once


we are in the midst of pulling apart our kitchen floor

so I can't even sit at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee 

and cry about it all.

Yesterday, after taking care of a catastrophe of my own making

I had some time to visit with my grandson Verne and his mummy and daddy

He was so happy and sweet and talkative

He made me feel like every little thing was going to be all right. 

Happy Thursday!

Pizza day at the family center where I work!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

01 March

H is for......


yesterday was the one year anniversary

of the day my step-daughter died

of a heroin overdose in her apartment.

Today is the one year anniversary of the day I found out she was dead.

She was 22.

The drugs she did were laced with fentanyl.

Not that it really matters.

She is still dead and all the air is filled with

heavy sorrow.

ABC Wednesday

Sunday, 26 February 2017


All the angels on TV have white feathered wings
But I don't think it really works like that.

Does it?

Dragonfly wings have no feathers

Once I saved a dragonfly whose wing was stuck
to some tape on a package of flowers

But I could not save you

Your uncle said that you were one of them
As if an opiate addiction was like a cult that you decided to join

And though your father and I were no longer "us"
When I heard the news
We followed all the shallow protocol

Do you think the dragonfly was jinxed before I saved it?
As if I have some control over planetary occurrences...

All my sighs spin dragonflies around and their wings do not bleed

But ours do.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

keeping Sabbath


We  our affirm our humanity when we acknowledge that of others.

I am who I am because of who you are.

The interdependent web of the universe.

Love one another as I have loved you....

only that's not quite right  because it implies

that you love one another because you are loved.


As you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Luke 6:31

spiritual Sundays
Sunday Scripture Blessings
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Thursday, 16 February 2017

17 February

 I posted this a few years ago on my facebook page.

Lucky me...I live in a house by the sea 

and the window sills are littered with shells, 

and sea glass, and driftwood, and bits of twine.....

 One of my favorite parts of working with toddlers 

-other than all the hugs and kisses and laughter

is how sweet they are.

This delicious box of chocolates is from one of my little students.


my poor mum fell and broke her hip on MLK day.

She spent about 3 weeks in the hospital and rehab

and has been home a few weeks now

but cannot go upstairs.

She's sleeping on her couch in the living room.

Yesterday I took a picture of her bedroom for her....

she hasn't seen it in over a month.

Bonnie and Verne came down to visit my mum yesterday!

I had taken the day off to drive her to the Dr. 

and they were able to meet us at her house when we got home!

She was so excited!

He's getting so playful!

Every time I see him I more deeply in love!

He's just about 17 pounds now, he eats oatmeal, and he's 4 months old.

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Willy nilly Friday

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