Monthly Archives: December 2015

No, We Didn’t

I got a box of See’s “Nuts and Chews” from my friend; it arrived the day after Christmas.  On sweets overload, I decided to parse out the candies and store them in the cupboard.  Ration them. No, we did not … Continue reading

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Monday Without End

My phone just rang.  My loving mother saw something on the news last night and she wanted to let me know about it.  Apparently, the water at Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (where I used to work) may have … Continue reading

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If the Fates Allow

I wasn’t going to post anything, thinking I “deserved” a break today.  But then I found a present in my laundry room. It’s a long-ish story.  I’ll save it for next week, if the Fates allow. Merry Christmas!

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Outside the Counting House

A Dickensian fog surrounded the old hometown yesterday; my iPhone couldn’t photograph it, so I’m featuring a friend’s image sent by text message. “At length the hour of shutting up the counting-house arrived.”

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Christmas Bingo

It’s December 21 and there are four cards to write, three writing assignments to finish, two batches of ginger snaps to whip up and one meat pie to bake.  A friend I ran into at the Franco Center on Saturday … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

When I woke this morning and shuffled through the house to get the paper, my curtain-clouded view through the living room sheers tricked me into thinking it had snowed last night.  The notion of snow warmed my heart for a … Continue reading

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The Swag of the Season

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Handy and the Christmas Spirit

When I wrote my “Pumpkin” piece for the Lewiston Sun Journal, Handy helped me with some of the recipes and he also helped me bring all the food and props to the photo shoot.  Little did I know he had … Continue reading

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Everybody Just Calm Down!

I got a letter in the mail yesterday.  My friend and I have been writing letters during the “most wonderful time of the year” because we don’t have enough to do. Right. My dear friend writes “I do believe the … Continue reading

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Not Eco-Chic

I love my Jeep.  It’s like a Swiss watch; tick tock. Is Swiss timing still relevant?

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