Category Archives: Family

Ham Sandwiches Peanut Butter Eggs & Maddie

While you might be expecting an intricately woven story of a holiday weekend…I got nothing. That’s not entirely true, but it’s Sunday. It’s Easter. And, due to the distractions mentioned in the title, I don’t have time to write my … Continue reading

Posted in Family, New England Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 70 Comments

Thursday Doors – Welcome to the Neighborhood

My mom turned 92 this week, so I thought it would be a good time to share some doors from her “neighborhood.” I put that in quotes because she lives in an apartment building that is designed for elderly folk. … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Thursday Doors | Tagged , , , , , , | 85 Comments

It Takes a Weekend to Return to Normal

Weekends are important part of life. At least they are while you’re working. I don’t know if I’ll still appreciate weekends after I retire. I hope so, but I wonder if I’ll start doing weekend things during the week so … Continue reading

Posted in Family, New England Life, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , | 69 Comments

One-Liner Wednesday – Let’s Fly

In Monday’s post, I made the comment: “If Delta and WordPress are both on time, I will have been asleep for about 4-5 hours by the time this post is published after returning home at dark o’clock on Monday.” What … Continue reading

Posted in Family, If having a beer, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Travel Interrupted

Two weeks ago, I left Hartford’s Bradley Airport (BDL) for a 9-day journey. Sorry if that sentence (or this apology) sticks the Gilligan’s Island theme in your head. Unlike those castaways, my trip was cut short by a snowstorm. It … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 51 Comments

Have a Maddie Paddy Day

Most of you know that I don’t normally post on Fridays. Today is different. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to cue up a few shots of Miss Maddie and one of her favorite toys. She wasn’t cooperating, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Pets | Tagged , , , , , | 60 Comments

How Can I Say No?

MiMi wants a fire. It was 8°f (-13.3°c) overnight, heading to a high of 31 and a low tonight of 7. Maddie wants to go for a walk. The temperature has risen into the teens, but the wind is gusting … Continue reading

Posted in Family, New England Life, Pets | Tagged , , , , , , | 62 Comments