Wednesday, January 18, 2017


I'm going to sew something every Wednesday night now that I don't have a YW activity to attend.  This is about 1/10 of a quilt using Nan's jeans and fabric from my stash that I just whipped up.  #sewingeverywednesday #thisishappening #ilovetosew #week2 #crappylighting

Hanging out in Harvard Square

A bunch of friends went to Tatte for treats in Harvard Square (obvs) after the book talk.  #tatte #hangingoutinharvardsquare

Laurel Ulrich at Harvard Book Store

Tonight I heard Laurel speak about her new book A House Full of Females.  It was fantastic.  SHE is fantastic.  #pulitzerprizewinner #cambridgestakers #shesignedabookforme

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crazy for cameras

I might have bought the one on the right.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Tess heading home to The City

Imperial Buffet

My friends and I had lunch at this all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant (with a 2 hour time limit).  It was good!  This guy across from us was having a few plates of oysters (#allyoucaneataphrodisiacs).  My friend Jenny went over and sat by him.  She's gold.  They shared a 15 minute conversation.  He's 95, from Brooklyn, is a retired architecture professor and his wife has dementia and lives in a care facility.  And he loves oysters!  Why didn't I talk to him?  @jennywhitcomb lights the world.  #makenewfriends

Antiquing with Tess... OMG in Sterling, MA

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Moore dinner!

We do this every 4 years. 

Welcome Wagon take 2

It took me a few hours to figure out why the last batch of cookies were so flat...I used 2 sticks of butter instead of 1.  And I went to the wrong house.  So...welcome wagon take 2.  I'm going to find you @marisa.rascon and I think you are going to like these cookies!  #morebutterisnotalwaysbetter #ilovetobake #andbake #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Welcome Wagon

I fancy myself as the unofficial/official Arlington Ward "welcome wagon" and try to visit the new people who move in or have them over for a meal.  And I give them a photo of the Boston Temple that I took since there's no church bookstore here where you can get one.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Hidden Figures

This movie is fantastic.  Everyone should see it.  #hiddenfigures #my4thmoviein3days

The best treat in all the land

These small chocolate eclairs are from Lyndells Bakery in Somerville.  #lifechanging

Friday, January 13, 2017



Look Post Office, you better up your game.  I had to hit up three of you to get 400 post card stamps.  #LexingtonMA

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Self control in Target


My cards!

My Christmas holiday January cards arrived today!  Let the hand cramping commence.  #ilovemygoldchair #holidaycards

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday nights

No more YW activities to attend so my plan is to sew something every Wednesday night.  #ilovetosew

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I know I've said it before but I really love having a dumpster.  #condoperk

Monday, January 09, 2017

My new BFF