a spirit of simplicity

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Category: Winter

Snow Day

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 We are hunkered down for a nor’easter..

The winds are howling,

The snow is coming down sideways on this rather tiny sort-of an island

and we are expecting 8-14 inches by days end.

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E is for…

Extraordinary, Edge of your seat Ending

Here in Boston the Super Bowl was pretty Enjoyable

Well, the first half was just Eh..

But the second half was pretty Extreme!

Even if you aren’t a New England Patriots fan

(hater’s gotta hate) you’ve got to admit it was a very Exciting game!

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06 February

The fun

That Nana lady is kissing me again!

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the good

Yeah…..WOW!!

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the random

Joe and I sat on the bench watching the sun come up over 40 steps

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The good, the random, the fun

21 march

the good

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I’ve always loved palm Sunday….

the fun

first day of spring

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the random

a little worse for wear but we seem to have weathered through winter

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The good, the random, the fun
sharing his beauty
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing
In a vase on Monday 
nature footstep catching light

20 march

stairs

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how you feel today

I feel much like I have been spinning wheels.

This has been the most difficult month I have ever had to deal with

I hope and pray I never have to face anything like this again

As if often the case, along with immeasurable loss

has come a new beginning for me…

and I am looking forward with much excitement

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flower

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green

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hair

this is from a few years ago

the boys had static electricity from going down the slide

So Joe was giving them a bit of a shock by touching their noses.

You can really see Jack’s hair sticking up

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scavenger hunt sunday

Kara and dad

This is my father and I -probably around 1978 or 79.

My cousin posted it on a facebook page, which was awesome

because I had never seen it before.

 He died in 1981 when I was just 18 years old

so it’s really sweet to have this picture of us together

soulfood Friday

from the other side

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I have been doing my first week of training in Watertown.

It’s only about 20 miles but it takes about an hour to get there in traffic.

I have to either through or around Boston…

The view from the roof of the parking structure is beautiful.

 I park up there even though I am there early enough to park on the ground floor.

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Today I am at the center where I will be working!

I am so happy to be able to take the T and not have to drive!

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It’s been rainy and grey most of the week but the temps. have been warm.

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The daffodils are pushing up near the back steps..

little green shoots of hope

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I am loving the time change. It’s so nice to have it still be light in the evenings.

Friday fave fives

skywatch friday

 

13 March

something you wore

my heart on my sleeve

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window

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red

this is from last summer. The building in the backround is the old coast guard station

or the Nahant Life Saving Station as it’s called now.

It was built in 1898.

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the stormy Atlantic

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scavenger hunt sunday

11 march

 

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Every morning I see the school bus pull into the lowlands parking lot at 7:15. It waits there for 5 or 10 minutes and then starts picking up the island teenagers and bringing them into school on the mainland. Back when I was young enough to be getting on that bus I couldn’t imagine any kind of pleasure in looking at the same thing every morning for the rest of my life. Now I love to see that yellow bus. I love to see the seasons change around it…the field behind it green and yellow and brown and back to green again..filled with geese or seagulls or misty fog or snow. All is right with the world again this day. Our own individual worlds may have been blown apart during the night but the world around us is still rocking just the way it should be and when we are ready…we can step back in.

 

soulfood friday

confetti waltz

All that dancing in the moonlight couldn’t make you stay

I laid my longing at your feet and there it sits

you laid all the others and I just stood there while you made your play

Falling on my knees I gathered up my tattered wits

And though I tried to stuff them all inside my heart, it seems my heart no longer fits

Was this a game to you? A comedy?

I tell you no and in she flits.

Turn away, it is not tragedy

to me -I can look you in the eye

and tell you that it doesn’t  smart

enough to make me cry

or break my heart

or hear me moan

or watch our love turn into stone

 

Dverse Poets Pub

 

 

Our challenge for today is to use the following fourteen words in the order presented: stay, sits, play, wits, fits, comedy, flits, tragedy, eye, smart, cry, heart, moan, stone.  These words were borrowed from a sonnet by Edmund Spenser.