Showing posts from 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.


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... (me)

skipping over the ocean


20 March

the random
Today is the anniversary of John and Yoko.
One of my very favorite couples ever.
Oh My Love

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.

The good, the random, the fun

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.... Song for Ireland

Friday fave fives

Willy Nilly Friday
photo friday

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. 

Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday

15 March

Despite the impending nor'easter on Tuesday....
yellow flowers dancing in the morning sunlight 
on the kitchen table on Sunday....

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 craz…

9 March

Silent sunlight welcome in

there is work I must now begin.....

Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday

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. 

The good, the random, the fun Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing

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

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!
It's a pretty big deal!

Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday
The charm of home

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.

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