Showing posts from January, 2017

25 January

C is for candle.....

So raise the candles high cause if you
Don't we could stay black against the night
Oh raise them higher again and if you
Do we could stay dry against the rain

It seems like a good time to be raising our candles against the darkness

ABC Wednesday
wordless Wednesday
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Women with intention
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

23 January

The fun
I love the look on his face!
It's as if he's saying
"I know, I keep getting cuter, don't I?"

the random
My mum fell on MLK day and broke her hip.
She's been in hospital since then.
Hopefully, she will be in rehab at some point today
where she will stay for a month or so. 
My sister came in from CT for the weekend 
and after being with my mum most of Saturday
we stopped on the way home for a little drink....
it was delicious!

We were both surprised by how alike we are beginning to look.

the random

I still haven't had much time to play with my new macro/fish eye lens from photo jojo when we walked the beach last weekend I picked up a few shell fragments and this is one of them.

The good, the random, the fun
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow
macro monday 2
The art of home

22 January

Peace, I leave with you;
My peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you;
Let not your hearts be troubled,
Neither let them be afraid.
John 14:27 
~ ~ ~ Scripture and a snapshot spiritual Sundays
Sundays at home
Sunday Scripture Blessings

20 January

I made a lentil salad on Monday.
It's got some roasted cauliflower, butternut squash, leeks, garlic and, of course, lentils.
I plopped a few spoonfuls over a smallish blue bowl
of brown basmati rice.
My house was full of boys watching hockey and playing video games
so I slipped into my bedroom with my blue bowl and a cup of tea
I watched the sun shining over the Atlantic
listened to some old Joni Mitchel
and had myself a bit of lunch

At the end of February it will be one year since my step-daughter passed away

I have re-emerged at the end of this year as a different sort of person

I am stronger in ways I would never have wished to be

I am broken in ways I didn't think I would ever be able to recover from

some days I still struggle to get through the loss of my step-daughter

I am also a grandmother!

My heart has grown 2 sizes as the Grinch would say....

I have a new job in Boston and I love it!

in honor of all that I have started to build a better wardrobe

clothing to reflect…

boots on the ground

I have started to build a better wardrobe. 
It's been a while since I've bought myself any new clothes.
It's been a pretty rough year for me.
I feel as if I am coming out of a sort of a cocoon
I have lived through some life-altering experiences 
who I am and how I define myself has changed since this time last year
 it's time to start paying a little attention to myself now
rejoicing in who I have become
-I am in love with my new boots! 
What I Wore
Share your cup Thursday Little things Thursday The charm of home

18 January

my mum took a fall the other day
on her way into the market
she was looking at the shelves just inside of the door
she wanted a single roll
to make a fish sandwich for her dinner
which is really rather silly 
because she said she had misplaced 
the fish she bought at the market earlier in the day
She remembers it all wrapped up nicely....
but doesn't have any idea where she put it down.
either way -she fell 
and had to have help getting back up
onto a bench with a nice gentleman
who sat with her till the ambulance arrived and got her to hospital.
After a very long night in the ER
it was announced that she had fractured and chipped her hip
and though she doesn't need surgery she will have to spend some time in a rehab
because she can't walk at all or even put any weight upon it. 
So my brother and sis and I have started to think about such things as 
the stairs in her town house
and all those sorts of things
and though we are taking things one day at a time
and everyone …

17 January

B is for....
boys and blue things and beaches

of a Sunday afternoon
we bundled up and walked the beach
scrambling over the rocks and skipping stones at the shore line
we came across the blue thing
imprinted on it was the only clue as to what it was 
as the bulk of it was buried in the sand
First Joey tried to pull it out of the sand 
he found a stick and wrapped the yellow rope around it to get a good grip
older brother Jack came along and tried as well
They even tried working together....

after a bit they decided to catch up to dad
who used the opportunity to discuss
the irony of American corporations trashing the beach
dug into the sand so deep that even working together we can't pull it out

16 January

the good

Birches in the wood  of an afternoon

the fun

we walked the beach on Sunday afternoon

Jack and Joey in neon orange and yellow jackets -respectively

the random

I got a macro/fish eye lens for my android camera

I haven't had much of a chance to play around with it very much

but I did manage to take some pictures of the jar on my desk

The good, the random, the fun
Monday mellow yellow
macro monday 2
nature notes
The art of home

13 January

A rare phenomenon smoke on the water.... 
a fog which is formed when very cold air moves over warmer water.
It's almost never seen over the Atlantic here on this rather tiny island
so I braved the near zero temps to run out to the beach
and take a few pictures on my way to work. 

I took Wednesday off and spent the day with Bonnie and Verne!
It was a very warm day in the low 50s! Crazy New England weather!
We walked to the pizza shop up the street and ate out for lunch.
Verne loved it.

I got a new hair cut and color which I really like!
I was over due for a change. 

12 January

I took yesterday off and went up to see Verne and Bonnie.
It was so beautiful that we took Verne out for a little walk
to the local pizza place for lunch.
Then we went to Walmart and printed off 
a bazzillion pictures of Verne from my phone.
Almost $45.00!!
He just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Little Things Thursday

11 January

In an effort to minimize
I have been cleaning out my drawers 
most of my wardrobe is pretty tattered and torn
I really want to update my look
I picked up a pair of overalls at Marshall's
they are True Religion
which I don't really pay a lot of attention to
I just like the way they fit and I wanted a pair of overalls to wear to work
- I work with two year olds -
The two year olds were not quite as impressed as my co-workers
who are mostly younger than me -half my age

What i wore the pleated poppy



In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:4-5

~ ~ ~

So these may seem like dark days. Indeed, when one examines the plight of the world
they may be dark days...and darker days may be coming.
But.....darkness has not yet overcome the light
and it has been and will continue to be my belief that
the light is in our fellow man
and it will never be extinguished.
~ ~ ~
This little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine This little light of mine  I'm gonna let it shine This little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

ABC Wednesday
wordless Wednesday
Watery songlines 
coffee for your heart
Wake up Wednesday
Women with intention
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

9 January

the random

St. Stephen's day

Boxing Day

(the day after Christmas)

long past but not forgotten

the good

I took advantage of some after season sales

and after some deliberation

I came home with a new pair of overalls and a heart sweater.

the fun

Sweet baby Verne found his thumb!!

The good, the random, the fun
Monday musings
The art of home

2 January

The fun

I got a hair cut on New Year's Eve.
It's a pretty big change for me. 
I like it!

The random

I took all the Christmas things out of the kitchen hutch
and put all sorts of white things in there.
It's calming. 
the good
Getting ready for bed on New Year's night