Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Halloween

Outside my window

I love the mornings as various birds come to the little bushes outside my basement window. This morning there were so many birds I tried to capture them while Bella attempted to catch them (silly cat) from inside our house. Poor cat doesn't realize they are outside!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


12+ inches of snow - no no no!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas

Me and my wonderful children (yes I am the short one)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Caramel goodies

My neighbor gave me some left over caramel and I was able to make some treats.

Oreo dipped 1/2 in caramel then dipped in walnuts and jimmies.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Poor Piglet

Swine Flu humor

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Why is it snowing in Oct!?!

It's still snowing - for 4 hours.... these flakes were HUGE at least 2" in size.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Dusting of Snow

Yes - the weather man said we would see some flakes, I ran outside grabbed my camera - and the cars are topped with the powdering wet stuff.

Of course it won't last... we don't want it now!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunset at Clearwater Beach

Between visits to my dad's hospital room, we stopped by to see the sun set at Clearwater pier 61.

American Cancer Society - walk

Well we completed what I thought was a 5 miles walk - but I believe it was 6.5 miles.

Here I am at mile 4, when my left knee decided to lock up on me - that's what I get for sitting all day at the work computer and not getting up!!!

Anyway - it all subsided the next day so all was fine.

Team HP raised over 5K for ACS. It was a warm and wonderful day and the rain had left hours before our walk in Boston along the esplanade.

Monday, August 17, 2009

What do pets think?

(this is too funny)

Excerpt from a Dog's Diary......

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpt from a Cat's Diary...

Day 983 of my captivity....

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Morons.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sunset after the rain

Boy has it rained enough this spring and summer. One of my sons, who love sunsets was walking by the front door and called out to me - he ran to get his camera phone and I ran to grab my digital. What a great shot last night as the sun was setting and it was still slightly sprinkling.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Since I thought our town fireworks were rained out - and it poured and poured all day - I decided not to go and manage to the wet grounds.... So I went to my sister's town fireworks. We watched them from the top of the parking garage and got a great view. No traffic no cowds.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Front yard Blooms

I always love to wait for May - as the front bush blooms beautifully for a few weeks before it sadly turns green.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Spring

So Friday was the first day of spring, it was very chilly but the weather men promised a nice weekend for us. Well today was 50 and sunny blue skies tomorrow more of the same.

Stop by a little store here in Northbridge and bought a little dragon fly window accent - one way to welcome spring!

Have a good weekend all!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bella turns One!

Happy Birthday Bella.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snow Storm March 2nd - again!

This makes it two years in a row that we have had a snow storm on or around March 1st. This time it hit on Monday and the boys had no school. (March 2nd)(March 1st 2008)

We got around 10 inches here in good ol' MA.
this picture was taken on Wed - so prob lost an inch or two I would guess.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunset on the plane ride home

After booking a dusk flight - I got excited knowing that I would see a sunset on the plane ride leaving Florida to get home. Couldn't wait to snap some pictures.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Day at Disney

We went to Disney to use our last park hopper ticket, with the daily prices of 80.00 no way we are going back - so we were fortunate to have a park hopper day left over - bought the string of tickets back in 2004 - so we went to Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

Here are a couple of pictures.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Christopher

My nephew turned 7 and I took him to Friendly's for lunch.

Here he is making a sundae - should I say he had more fun stuffing gummy bears in his drinking straw than eating his sundae. Love you Christopher! I had fun!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bella takes a nap

I just can't resist taking pics of Bella.