Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday dinner

I had the delightful Wessmans over for dinner tonight.  #makenewfriends


I love when people ask if I want an old typewriter.  #thisonewasinaredcase #andwhataboutthatONEredkey

Pink cast

Ginger brought a sharpie to church so I could sign her cast.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

The gap!

I love it!  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Rich Nelson is in town

I love when Arlington Ward alums visit.  Rich is in town for his Harvard Law School reunion.  Bring on the hashtag...#arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

New deacon

The newest and maybe most serious Arlington Ward deacon.  #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lots of weekend baking

I made Milk Bar corn cookies, blueberry orange muffins (shown here), a Texas sheet cake, and more blueberry orange muffins.  When I made these muffins I didn't read the recipe all the way through (rookie mistake).  Oops!  Does that mean I made them wrong or I made up my own recipe?!?  #cantstopbaking #ilovetobake

Hired help

My friend Emily is earning money for a summer humanitarian trip to Nicaragua.  I hired her today to clean my tub, organize a closet and check dates on food storage and toss any expired food.  She just said, "some of this food is older than I am."  She's 17 but still.  #embarrassing #oyveytossittoday


#blackchalkboardpaint #paintedatmidnight #epcondo2018

Friday, April 20, 2018



$10 shirt at Target

I want to buy one for every girl I know.  And I want one too so can we get it in big girl sizes?  @target

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chappaquiddick take 2

I saw it a few weeks ago but ended up sleeping through some of the movie.  #embarrassing  I went back tonight (to an earlier show) and whether you sleep through the movie or not it's a very, very, very sad story.  #moviepass  Hey @elisabethbeutler I didn't see you.  Tell me what parts you're in and I'll watch it again.


This is what I'm currently reading and enjoying.  From Amazon: 

The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner’s remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions.
Dreaming of a “year in Provence” with her mother, Katie urges Helen to move to San Francisco to live with her and Zoë, Katie’s teenage daughter. Katie and Zoë had become a mother-daughter team, strong enough, Katie thought, to absorb the arrival of a seventy-seven-year-old woman set in her ways.
Filled with fairy-tale hope that she and her mother would become friends, and that Helen would grow close to her exceptional granddaughter, Katie embarked on an experiment in intergenerational living that she would soon discover was filled with land mines: memories of her parents’ painful divorce, of her mother’s drinking, of dislocating moves back and forth across the country,  and of Katie’s own widowhood and bumpy recovery. Helen, for her part, was also holding difficult issues at bay.
How these three women from such different generations learn to navigate their challenging, turbulent, and ultimately healing journey together makes for riveting reading. By turns heartbreaking and funny—and always insightful—Katie Hafner’s brave and loving book answers questions about the universal truths of family that are central to the lives of so many.

See's candy

My dad asked what my favorite See's candy was and then sent me a box of bordeauxs.  #sweet

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"3 minute poem. Try it! Pay what it's worth to you"

I have 13 typewriters; maybe I should do this.  #harvardsquare #streetphotography


Sadly, my Canon D60 is beyond repair.  #saddayforEPthephotographer

This is happening

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


I love when @susjaxn visits her sister @burnettkw176.  #sisterssisters #ialwaystakeaphoto

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Big Dog

If I could have one do-over day it would be today and I wouldn't take my big camera ("the big dog") to the rainy Boston Marathon.  It ended up in about a cup of water in my camera bag.  It's my own fault but I'm devastated.  I rushed it to the camera shop this afternoon and I'll know tomorrow if it's repairable.  #yesthatiswaterinmylens

Emily Raymond

I cheer for my good friend Emily Raymond every year at the Boston Marathon but this year she's injured.  She showed up and cheered for runners for a few hours.  And rang that cowbell.  That's Emily.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Sunday, April 15, 2018

4th time is a charm

I've driven past this red barn the 4 times I've gone to Woodmans in the last 6 weeks and finally stopped today to get a photo.  I couldn't get much closer than this but I actually love this photo.  Thanks for stopping, @nyc_morgan!  #nophotographicregrets #epramblesaroundnewengland2018 #caniliveinthatbarn #futurephotocard


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Portland Pie Co.

Dinner with Morgan in Portland.  #epramblesaroundnewengland2018

Vintage hankies

I added these to my collection today.  They were 50 cents each!  #iloveantiquing #epramblesaroundnewengland2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Weird cravings after not really eating for 4 days

Add a cheesesteak (that I devoured while driving) to the list and there are 2 apples that you can't see.  I know; weird.  I spoke with a nurse this afternoon and she said it's too late for medicine so drink lots of fluids and watch Netflix.  At least I didn't have to fork over a co-pay for that advice.  Movie recs, anyone? Or jeepers, I guess I should be watching the Olympics.  #feelingbetterfinally

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dessert first

Cookies and cream at Kimballs.  They have "mini" servings now.  #kimballsisopen #allisgoodintheworld

Succulent garden

I'm not the only living thing in my condo now.  #epcondo2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Dinner groups

Our ward had dinner groups tonight and our hostess Birgit chose a Hawaiian theme.  I took a fruit salad (boring) and the Inouyes brought Spam sushi (not boring).  The meal was delicious.  Especially the "epic fail" (as they say) huapia pie that @marisa.rascon made which means it wasn't really an epic fail.  It was just soupy.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Monday, April 09, 2018

Sisters dinner

I had the Sisters over for dinner last night (Upper Crust Pizza).  I had no time to get fruit so I told them we were having a "college dinner" (just pizza and lemonade).  I was in such a rotten mood when I got home (subway delays) that I told them not to ask me about my mission plan or to invite anyone to church and they could give me a 30 second message.  #forreals #worstmormonever