Snow Day Magic!

February 7, 1978. The one we still talk about today.  The Blizzard of ’78.  I wish I could remember exactly what I was doing that day or even that I remember it being “the big one”.  I was 7.  Every storm seemed big and snowbanks towered over my head.  And snow days were magical.   That … More Snow Day Magic!

Roots and Trees

A friend of mine posted an article on Facebook today about trees.  It got my attention, because ….well, I like trees!  I have always had a fascination with them.  Two out of three of my tattoos are trees.  One line in the article, a quote, really grabbed me. “A tree can only be as strong … More Roots and Trees

Luck, Fate, Divine Intervention. (Or whatever you want to call it…)

I’ve lived in the same community for ten years.  My children spent a combined 8 years at the local high school.  During this time I have gotten to know its people and after moving back “home” to Massachusetts for a brief six months, I came back here to this little New Hampshire town because I … More Luck, Fate, Divine Intervention. (Or whatever you want to call it…)

Oh, Snap!

I have anxiety.  Not right at this moment, but it’s something that sometimes sneaks up on me and tosses a plastic bag over my head and holds it tight until I can’t breathe.  I hate these moments. I feel weak and I hate that I let my guard down and let them sneak in. It … More Oh, Snap!

January Thaw

Winter.  Spring.  Summer.  Fall. The seasons alone didn’t do justice even to the Gilmore Girls.  It skipped the details and left questions unanswered.  They came to an end and left us wondering about so many things. WAIT……..What did we miss?  What’s next?  NOOOO……you can’t end this way?!?! Childhood.  The teenage years.  Adulthood.  Senior life. The … More January Thaw

Glory Days

There’s nothing like the sound of needle on vinyl crackling out your favorite tunes from days gone by.  I gave up my record player along with all of the records I had acquired in the early 80’s to make way for my boom box and hoard of cassette tapes that filled a cardboard box on … More Glory Days

A New Hope

A few years ago we experienced a particularly frigid winter here in New Hampshire.  The kind of cold that makes your face hurt and your children actually wear coats to school without being nagged.  Temperatures were in the double digits below zero for several nights in a row and day times barely reached zero.  My … More A New Hope

What is Love? <3

This is a time of year that people tend to mistake material things for love. This line of thinking has, was, and always will irritate me and has been a big part of why I have never really been gung-ho about Christmas.  Out of necessity when my kids were younger their Christmas  gifts were usually … More What is Love? ❤