Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Leaving Newbury comes with great emotion. Its bittersweet. I've lived on my own for the first time there & learned so much about myself. Now, all that stands in my old 1770's farm house are my two blue ladies wing chairs & a shabby old tall dresser. Time to go back and tie up some loose ends then its on to the next chapter.
Sunday Newburyport had a festive parade down our main historic street. We sat out on our farmers porch and watched on all the festivities as they went by. It was like our own farewell tribute... I felt torn the whole time I watched on. Do I really want to give this up, my heart felt heavy. Getting back to the city last night things lightened up and I started to feel some excitement, those "what if's" past by.
My Newbury "to do's"
- wing chairs & dresser to Boston.
- remaining dishes & glassware to Boston.
- old coffee & end table to Moms barn.
- cut some fresh flowers from yard & bring to my new kitchen.
- empty storage area in barn, bring old vintage sofa to Moms for its rehab project.
- wash floors.
- take photos of my favorite things I leave behind.
My Boston "to do's"
- hang tall shutters in living rm windows (best flea market find ever!)
- rearrange living rm furniture & organize book case.
- set up my office area & organize arts/crafts stufffff.
- touch up antique white paint on hutch & buffet table.
- put glass knobs on tall dresser & buffet table.
- arrange kitchen cabinets! ugh
- set up phone & Internet asap
- stop & smell the fresh cut flowers.
- unpack shoes & clothes... can't wait, I have two big closets to fill =)
The crossed off things far out do the "to do's", thank god. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel... fingers crossed.
pictures to follow
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
FRENCH WORD BIT ~
The term bohemian, of French origin, was first used in the English language in the nineteenth century to describe the untraditional lifestyles of marginalised and impoverished artists, writers, musicians, and actors in major European cities. Bohemians were associated with unorthodox or antiestablishment political or social viewpoints, which were often expressed through free love, frugality, and/or voluntary poverty.
The term emerged in France in the early 19th century when artists and creators began to concentrate in the lower-rent, lower class gypsy neighbourhoods. The term bohémien was a common term for the Romani people of France, who had reached Western Europe via Bohemia.
Speaking of the French (my most fav) and I know its probaly not a French thing. But I had the best French toast covered in blueberries-strawberries- bananas & honey this am with Greggers... dreamy.
Ok so back to my reason of posting... I found this most interesting. I found something I like in East Boston... not sure on location but anyway I was google-ing reviews of the area and found this below which totally relates (<~keyword) to the whole ophthalmology thing... here it is info on the founder of that very section I was looking:
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
All while sipping my cup o joe this am... OK afternoon, I'm not a morning type of gal. I started to think about my roots (of my hair that is) should I go back to the dark side & give up the blond's have more fun act?! Yes I am one of those annoying girls when asked my real hair color I reply "well I was really blonde as a kid"... nice excuse plus make me feel better for the expense of monthly high lights. What to dooooo, idk!
moi from last year when the dark side was calling me.... I caved - didn't last long though.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Yellow - It came to me just in time this am. Henry (my dog) and I were out in the yard when I remembered the 2 grave stones next to our barn that had YELLOW moss (?) growing on them. So, VOILA - here is my take on yellow!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
LEHIGHTON, Pa. – Martha Stewart's chow puppy was one of 17 dogs killed in a propane explosion at an eastern Pennsylvania kennel.
The domestic maven wrote on her blog that she was "deeply saddened" by the death of her dog, Ghengis Khan, in Friday's blast at Pazzazz Pet Boarding, a kennel in the Pocono Mountains that breeds and trains show dogs.
Fifteen dogs were killed in the explosion, and two more died over the weekend.
The kennel was getting a propane delivery when the tank ignited, setting the pens on fire and injuring the driver, Timothy Kleinhagen, of Summit Hill.
Though badly burned, Kleinhagen managed to toss a cairn terrier over the kennel fence to safety. He was listed in critical condition Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
"That man is a hero," said the kennel's co-owner, Karen Tracy. "My heart goes out to his family."
Genghis Khan was a grandson of Stewart's previous chow, Paw Paw, which died last April at age 12.
Stewart announced on her blog in December that she was adopting Genghis Khan, then 7 weeks old, calling him "very cute and square." She said she expected him to be "conquering his new territory in my home soon, with great charm and prowess. I'm also confident that Sharkey and Francesca (Stewart's French bulldogs) will be enamored with him."
It wasn't immediately clear how much time Genghis Khan had spent at Stewart's Westchester County, N.Y., estate.
Stewart also sent condolences to Tracy, who breeds and trains dogs that compete in shows throughout the country, including Westminster. Many of the dead dogs belonged to Tracy and her mother, Jean Ahner, who live on the property in Franklin Township, Carbon County, about 75 miles north of Philadelphia.
"My heart goes out to Karen Tracy and I am hoping for a speedy recovery for those (both pets and humans) injured in this terrible event," Stewart wrote.
Officials have said a spark or static electricity may have started the blaze, which remains under investigation but is considered accidental.
AmeriGas Propane Inc., which owned the truck that Kleinhagen was driving, has declined to comment.
Friday, March 6, 2009
(Photo above from Melissas wedding.)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
March is coming in like a lion. A storm that could dump more than a foot of snow in parts of the region is bearing down on Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
-- news update from www.myfoxboston.com
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
[(say lah vee)]
An expression used to play down some minor disappointment: What can you do; "c'est la vie." From French, meaning “that's life."
*ADVICE PLEASE: phrase I'd like as my 1st tattoo. Yeh OR Neh?