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

Sunday, January 08, 2017


I got released from Young Women today (after 2+ years as a counselor).  I'm a free agent.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomenareawesome #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Saturday, January 07, 2017

This chair

Today is Nan's birthday.  She loved a good outing so in her memory I drove to Swanzey, NH to check out a new antique shop -- Fairgrounds Antiques (recommended by my good friend Morgan Moore) and trying to beat the snow storm.  I gasped when I turned the corner and saw this chair!!  It was marked down to $99 from $250 and they accepted my offer of $75 (good suggestion @aimbrow)!  This is going to look awesome in my living room and it's just what I've been looking for.  #inmemoryofnan #nofilter #thatsthecolor

Nan's birthday

Today is my mom's birthday.  I don't know if this was her birthday cake or one she made for one of us.  Maybe it was her 40th.  #imissnaneveryday

Friday, January 06, 2017

Some snow

I took this bus this morning.  Which basically means one more method of transportation that can take forever.  But on a happy note I ordered my Christmas cards today.  Or holiday cards.  Or January cards.  #winter2017

Thursday, January 05, 2017


I have a thing for New Fiction.  Obvs.  And I always read People Magazine's book reviews.  #belmontlibrary #readmore #subwayreading #almostdonewithcharlottesweb

Jason Bourne poster

This poster is like Trump huge.  How long will it stay up?  [It lasted about 15 minutes...]  Thanks @elisabethdbeutler for the gift! #epcondo2017 #jasonbourne #thereisaspringsteenposterbehindit

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

YW activity

For YW tonight we did some activity scheduling and some yoga.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomen #iwaswearingadresssonorealyogaforme

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Books read in 2016

I read or listened to 29 books last year -- I mean 30 counting The Book of Mormon -- and I hope to read more than that this year.  I started Charlotte's Web this morning on the subway.  It's a classic and one of my favorite books about friendship.  #happyreadingin2017 

My 2016 book list: 
The Boston Girl, It Was Me All Along, The Sound of Gravel, When Breath Becomes Air, What Was Mine, Inside the O’Briens, Bettyville, How to Be Alone, The Primates of Park Avenue, Betty White: If You Ask Me, Dick Van Dyke: My Lucky Life in and out of Show Business, Mindless Eating, My Life in France, I Am Malala, Unforgettable, The Wright Brothers, The Nest, Eligible, Keep Me Posted, What Alice Forgot, Eight Hundred Grapes, Big Magic, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, In This Together, You’ll Grow Out of It, Wildflower, Me Before You, The Dinner, The Magnolia Story.

Favorite books from 2016

The bottom 4 were my very favorite.

The re-entry

This is how I feel about being back at work.  #happynewyear #happybacktowork #not #11daysoff #lotsofpeoplebringtheirdogstoworkhere

Monday, January 02, 2017

Levain Bakery copycat cookies

When I was in NYC last Thursday I went by Levain Bakery twice and the line was ridiculously long.  In other words I didn't wait to buy cookies.  Today I made these Levain Bakery dark chocolate chocolate chip copycat cookies I saw on @modern_honey.  Whoa; they're good!  #bakesomeonehappy #ilovetobake #bakemorein2017


This morning I finished going through ten boxes of "treasures" from my dad (letters, photos, articles, recipe books, Christmas cards, etc.) and this just arrived.  #keepdeclutteringismymotto #newyearnewbox

Teddy at the Fire Station

Teddy was a bit hesitant but he enjoyed the trip to the fire station.  Next time he'll be driving the truck like the Chief! 

Sunday, January 01, 2017