Thursday, June 12, 2014

I'm Still Blogging...just not here

While it seems likely I've taken a long walk off a short pier, I haven't.  I am blogging on my other site now
Women of a Certain Age.  I took a long break after New Year's.  I was tired and uninspired and not even close to being that poetic.  When I finally wanted to write again I decided I was torn between two blogs that didn't necessarily compliment one another.  

I've opted to continue with WOCA and I hope those of you who followed this blog will join me there.  I'm transferring the blogs I follow from this one to that and hope to be back commenting on your various pages again.  


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Yes, it's this cold

I don't know about you but where I live, in the frozen tundra known as "northern New England", specifically northern New Hampshire, it is unbelievably cold.  No, it's not as cold as parts of the upper mid-west.  A former client of mine, now back in his native Minnesota, experienced -46 this morning.  I awoke to 6 degrees with a wind chill of -11 and that was plenty cold enough for me.  

Thanks Polar Vortex!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's a Happy New Year If You're a Dog!

We are dog sitting this dog in the center of this Happy New Year post my husband created for my friend.  We took our dog and her dog snow shoeing today and they spent much of their time noses buried in snow digging for field mice which they never found.  The snow is probably a foot deep, frozen over and hard to walk in but we all managed.  Northern New England is expecting another big storm tomorrow with another 12" predicted and brutal sub zero temps and wind chills.  

Hoping you had a grand New Year's Eve and are ringing in 2014 with happiness and a warm puppy!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's Beginning to Sound A lot Like...

Of all the Christmas music in the world, I think I like the Vince Guaraldi composed "A Charlie Brown Christmas" the most.  It expresses every feeling one can have during the holiday season, from joy to poignancy.  I've had the album/CD for years and it gets the most play of all, surpassing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Bing, Perry, A Very Special Christmas Vol. 1, Fred Waring.  I can never get enough.

Yes, I love the other great songs:  The Christmas Song, I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, It's Beginning to Look Alot like Christmas, Happy Christmas War Is Over (John Lennon LOVE IT), Wonderful Christmastime (McCartney), Santa Baby, etc etc.  They are funny, sad, emotional and they fill me with memories.  But nothing surpasses Vince Guaraldi.  His work is one of a kind.  He broke the mold.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Waiting for the Big One...snow, that is

Borrowed from The Oatmeal, this cartoon sums up exactly the dialogues going on when it snows in a city.  We've lived in three cities where snow, while not necessarily a given, is usually a factor each Winter.  I've yet to see any of those cities prepared.  Never mind the drivers.