Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Snowing Again

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Can you tell one of my New Year resolutions is to blog more? Not really. I don't make New Year's Resolutions; I don't keep most of them anyway. I mean, I have stopped smoking - 4 years now. And lost weight, gained some, and lost some and so it goes. But I have not done it as a result of the New Year. Too much going on anyway. It's the birthday month for me, my fiance, my daughter - all within 6 days!

I even opened an account on Facebook. I always thought it was for the young'uns - my kids have profiles. Guess my generation is using it as well - as a social, business, and entrepreneurship.

I came across a profile entitled, You Know you are From Boston. People have contributed all the truism and anecdotes of Bostonians. Girasoli's article on her blog, see here ( about grocery store traffic and hoarding for a snowstorm with a reference in the noted article of 'the running of the brides at Filene's'reminded me once again about the nuances of Beantown. Priceless.

Monday, December 29, 2008

A First in 2008

Maybe it's the end of 2008 but it's a first for me - photo accepted into a photography contest in a Boston paper. I'm sure my skill can't be compared to some of the submissions by some of the professional photographers. And, I have been asked to sell the jpeg! Need to now research what that entails. An unexpected delight - aren't those fun?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

PhotoHunt: Squeaky

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, my fellow bloggers!

Sorry I can't be more creative than 'the squeaky wheel gets the grease'. I think I am in a food coma from this past week of celebrations.

These photos were taken this past summer at the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC), the largest cycling and fund raising effort countrywide for cancer research.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Let It Snow!

It's been snowing for 40 hours here in Boston. This winter wonderland began Friday. It's Sunday and still going strong! I have been a slacker and still didn't have all my falling leaves raked...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Yawkey Way Banners - Red Sox

Here are some more photos:

PhotoHunt: Wide

Two entries to this week's Hunt. First one, Open Wide, is of Lilly, who is unwittingly becoming a blog star. She is actually yawning - altho she does look quite vicious here. She was waking up from a sun nap - her favorite spot on cool days is laying in the sun, watching her world go by through the glass door. This was taken last fall.

The second photo was taken on Tantalus Drive in Honolulu earlier in the year. I was attempting to get a landscape shot of Waikiki with Diamond Head in the distance and the beautiful lushness of this part of Oahu.

Friday, December 19, 2008

BoSox Fans Present

Going through my photofiles, I found these shots I had of Fenway (and my fav, Pedro). I loved to watch him pitch. Some of these are now 'out of date'!

In Boston today, we are in the midst of a snow storm so I thought I'd share some pleasant memories:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

That's a wrap

I wrapped presents today -- and my cat, Lilly, helped. This is how she appeared after sticking her head in a bag of bows and baubles ... Fa la la la ...

Friday, December 12, 2008

PhotoHunt: Favorite

The essence of the word leaves me in a quandry - favorite? I have tons. But, i just recently succumbed to the idea of a photobook for my two kids. And scanned an old Christmas photo for its inclusion in this gift. So, here is my favorite - apropos for the holiday season.

I like this photo because even to this day, almost 20 year later, there is still a closeness between the two of them.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fa-La-La-La-Laing all the way

Yesterday I took the day off for Ty and me to Christmas shop. Can I tell you he's not good at keeping secrets? We split up to do individual shopping and returned at the designated waiting spot. He tells me he's been to Crate and Barrel and purchased the item I was looking at the other night. Dah?! So, I know he's got me a wine cradle - many mahalos - he's sweet, I know - and then he asks me to open it up when I get home so we can put all the wine bottles in it. Already?
I asked him to promise NOT to tell me if he was going to buy me presents!

I guess we are both excited that it has taken over 20 years for us to be celebrating Christmas together again. So, we fa-la-la'ed all the rest of the day shopping. And tonight -- forecast is snow! Now, this Hawaiian is very excited -- (I'll let him savor that feeling because I'm sure come the end of December, he won't be sooo estatic.)

PS: He can't understand why I asked him to wrap the box (empty and all) and place it under the Christmas tree? Go figure.

PhotoHunt: Breakfast

Ohh, I had a steady diet of this for breakfast AND lunch for 13 days during one trip to France and Italy....and still my stomach is wanting more...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We can all act like neighbors

Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;The calf and the young lion shall browse together,with a little child to guide them.The cow and the bear shall be neighbors,together their young shall rest;the lion shall eat hay like the ox.The baby shall play by the cobra’s den,and the child lay his hand on the adder’s lair.There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain;for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea. Is 11:1-10