Sunday, March 30, 2008


The card on the right was sent to us by our friends in Massachusetts. We get to see them a few times a year. They have two kids: Tori is 10 and Ryan is 7.

The swirly designs on the left are from Anne and so is the cattail.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Another Blurry One?

I really have to do something about my photography skills!
The note on the left is from one of our Special Ed teachers who is the case manager for one of my students. We had an IEP meeting for the kid and Lynne gave all the people who attended a piece of candy and a Thank You note. She's so nice and thoughtful!
The picture on the right is of my husband and one of the tunas he caught last fall.
The gingham envelope was on an envelope I received from my friend in Florida.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Daffodil Days

The health Occupations class at our school sells these daffodils every year. I bought 2 bunches. When they arrived they were tight buds but by the next morning, they were fully opened.
One sign of spring, anyway!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Big Duh!

I still can't believe I missed this baby shower. It just totally slipped my mind. It really bothered me that I could be so stupid.
Luckily, my friend Karen, whose son and daughter-in-law are expecting a boy next month, was understanding.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Kylie Fun

Here she is with her new sneakers on, hamming it up for Grandma. The minute I get my camera out, she starts making silly faces.

And here she is dancing with Grampy at the Wildcat Tavern. They had a guy playing guitar and singing upbeat songs.

Splish Splash

I'm such a terrible photoprapher! The lighting was horrible and it entered my head but I didn't do anything about it. Duh! I should have had the light behind me instead of behind her. I'll learn...really, I will!

Kylie is two years and 3 months old. She loves to sing and has a whole bunch of songs that she knows. She's always asking me to sing and as soon as we finish one, she says, "How about 'Twinkle, Twinkle' or 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'" etc. I wish I could carry a tune! Luckily, she doesn't know that, yet!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Anyone Got a Magnifying Glass?

This one didn't photograph very well. I'm hoping the words show when enlarged.
Ah, it's Friday evening! It's cold and windy here in NH. No sign of spring at all. My son is on his way up for a visit and we'll be babysitting Kylie tomorrow.
Happy Easter, everyone!
I just checked and the enlargement is blurry. Darn! Sorry about that. I'll take some more pics on Sunday. I'll probably have some Kylie photos, too.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What's in a Name?

I bought these dolls for my daughter Erin about 25 years ago. When Kylie comes up to visit, I let her play with them.

I told her that the green doll was named Erin but the next time she visited, she couldn't remember and called her Shaun, which is her father's name. And so the doll remained until the last time she was here. She decided on new names for both of them. The green doll is now Scott and the curly-headed one is Andrew.

She cracks me up!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Just a Normal Day

Just having a nice lazy Sunday doing a little laundry, watching a little TV, doing a bit of crafting, and playing on the computer.

This is a page I did earlier this week. Not much was going on so I just wrote what I made for supper.

The butterfly was on a letter from my friend in Florida.

The Nevada stamp is from 7 cents almost 8 cents ago!

The "Old Books" was cut from last year's Susan Branch calendar. I love her artwork and figured I'd save it to use.

Don't you just love that quote? Thanks, Anne!

The square in the middle of the date was a mistake so I just colored over it then put a sticker on it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"I" Pennant

I've never made any inchies so it took me awhile to figure out what I was going to do for this one. I know my inchies aren't really artistic but, then again, I'm not either! I just like doing crafty things.
Thanks, again, to Lisa for hosting this Spring Banner Challenge.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Last Page

Found this article in Southern Living magazine that talks about Cayo Costa which is an uninhabited island just outside Charlotte Harbor in Florida. Two years ago we built a new home in Punta Gorda and will be retiring there in three years and we can't wait!
We've visited Cayo Costa before and loved it. We plan on spending many lazy days there fishing (Gary) and reading and writing poetry (me).

Sunday, March 9, 2008


This is the second-to-last-page in my first composition book. I'm amazed that I actually finished one! It took about 7 months. I started a new one over the weekend.
I've got a red bicycle that I pedal to the beach all summer. This picture made me nostalgic for it and camp and summer. Two more months before we can open our camp.
Isn't that redneck mansion a hoot?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

"Can I Have a Blue One?"

Grampa bought special juice pops for Kylie. They're only about 2 inches long and perfect for a little one. She's constantly bugging him for one.

I'm always excited to find interesting envelopes in the mailbox. This one is from about 7 years ago.

I've finished 7th Heaven and really enjoyed it as I do most of James Patterson's books. This is his latest in the Women's Murder Club series.

Now, I'm reading Nineteen Minutes (I must be on a number kick!) by Jodi Picoult, another author I love. Her writing is so poetic! This one is a Columbine-influenced novel and looks at all sides of the situation. Excellent and scary! It's set in NH around Hanover. Too close to home!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


I love the picture of this door. Actually, doors intrigue me with possibilities.

That recipe would have been great if I hadn't burned them!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Third Spring Banner

We certainly need some spring around here! It's windy with a snow/sleet/freezing rain mix. That's why I'm able to post this so early; we have a two-hour delay this morning. At least we don't have to make it up!

You can check out more banners at Lisa's Spring Banner Challenge.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


There's something about the one-syllable month of March after those long 3 and 4-syllable months that just lifts my spirits!

As you can see, my friend Anne beat me to the Marjorie Kinnen Rawlings stamp. She even sent the explanation of who she was.

I love that clown because it reminds me of the time she and I went to the Ringling Museum and had such a great time walking around the grounds and the buildings and having lunch. My goodness, that was 15 years ago! Seems like yesterday!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I Remember These Skis!

I like the background for this page. It's cheap Walmart metallic acrylic paint. It was very easy to write on with a Sharpie.

I've saved all the letters from my friend in an old steamer trunk in the cellar and I've been digging around in it for stamps. These are from about 6 years ago.