Thursday, January 24, 2013



This is my new office, completed today with the electrician coming to add an outlet.  I have a few more things to add, but it is compact and has space for all my office needs.  It frees up the little guest/sitting room incredibly.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.............thanks Tim for your wonderful craftsmanship.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Missed Feast..........

This is a feast that I was invited to yesterday by two little girls, but I preferred to talk to their mother who I had not had more than a two minute conversation with for weeks.  I remember years ago a friend's son asked her to play ball with him, and she said she had to wash the kitchen floor.  She later thought "my clean floor is more important than time with my son?".

There is a fine line here........they grow up so quickly and yet to maintain one's sanity, time away from them or adult conversation is necessary.

BOOKS - Just finished a good book..........a quick, interesting would be a great book to take on a plane.  Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell.  It reminded me of The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Coming Along.......................

A few finishing touches, a coat of polyurethane, a phone jack and outlets, et voila, it will be finished.  It came out great and I cannot wait to get everything organized in it.  I don't think I will put on doors.  I will just have to be super neat.  Next posting will be the finished project.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I love to decorate and change is a passion.  My latest project is to make the above closet into an office.  This is a closet in the second bedroom/sitting room, where I spend most of my time.  Right now my desk, etc. takes up a good deal of space in this already tiny room, so I have great hopes to transform the room.  I shall keep you posted on the progress.

We had gone for several weeks with no snow and then several feet in two days.  My plow guy was here five times.  No snow lately, but it is slippery walking, which I do a great deal of here.

I have found a place for the Grayling, the dog, when I go away.  They love her there, although they did describe her as a bit "velcroy", but were delighted when I called recently to make a booking. And after months and months, I am finally able to let her off leash in the park where I walk her every morning, although this involves a pocket full of biscuits.  She seems to realize now that if she wanders and does not come when I call her that she goes back on the leash.

Here is a picture of her in the cat's bed, which Fellini refuses to sleep in since I washed it, but Grayling finds it to be a rather nice pillow.

MOVIES - I have even been to the theater and seen movies on a BIG SCREEN.  As you know, I mostly rely on Netflix for my entertainment, so it was quite a culture shock to go to the theater.  I saw "The Last Quartet", "Hitchcock" and "Lincoln"....all good, yet all too long.

BOOKS - I had read Privileges by Jonathan Dee which I liked, so went back to read some of his earlier books.  Just finished Palladio, which was well written, but way too long.  It reminded me of Atlas Shrugged.
I am now in memoir stage reading The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, which is very good, and What I thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen.