Hello dear bloggy friends! Another rainy blog of musings. I hope you don’t mind. So, what am I doing on this dark, rainy day? I am reliving nostalgia…of a youth wasted on a picturesque island on the coast of Maine.  I can remember buying my first record player in my teens. I don’t know what it was.  My younger brother was the music buff in the family. I had no time. I was working or reading. School. No dating though. Fast forward to today.     About a year or so ago I was introduced via YouTube to the BEE GEES! I love love love this group.  A  musical 🎶 treasure I missed out on in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!!! How did I miss SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER?? Yes, I know my world was warped. Working while the world turned. Until I retired there was very little down time for me and when there was I read. Love to read. I’m sure I knew what was going on, after all I have lived in cities for most of my life after leaving the Island. But better late than never I say. Maybe I wouldn’t have loved t


Hello my dear lovely readers! This blog post is photo heavy and should be named : A TRIP AROUND THE HOUSE WITH BUDDY. The pictures are actually displayed last pictures first but I didn’t want to fight with blogger or my lacking abilities so I just left them the way they uploaded. Thank you for your patience🙂. So, here we go… The back of our house is just lovely right now with all the flowering trees. The side of our house that faces the road where the new gas generator was installed. Not pretty. Except for the Snowball bush. It smells heavenly. I think this is a Crepe Mertle tree. This is where the ditch problem was that the contractor left us with. Roger and 2 neighbors worked all day last week to correct the problem and spread it with grass seed and straw. It goes from the house up to the mailbox at the top of driveway. We live in a valley. Our house is being gobbled up by Ivy! Help! Thankfully Buddy does not chase deer. The diameter of the tree the freak tornato destroyed the other


  Hello and thank you for stopping by! It’s raining here, has been for days and the rivers and streams are in overdrive with massive flooding. I hope that you are okay wherever you are. As for me I am a bit stressed these days so have retreated to knitting and writing. I feel somewhat better when I put myself first. I know that might sound selfish but I need to prioritize in my mind what comes first…having a heart attack or taking a break from life. Just joking. I think many of you reading this have developed coping mechanisms and strategies for dealing psychologically with life issues and unpleasant situations. I have dealt with horrible life circumstances by retreating into myself. I have suffered my whole life with social anxiety and a lack of self confidence. I hide it well but lately it is manifesting itself again. I rather think I am my mother’s child after all. My father had lots of self confidence and an extremely outgoing personality. He loved to laugh, sing, and was very well


Hello dear bloggy friends! I am happy to inform you that Spring has sprung here in my part of the world-Eastern Pennsylvania.  Our temps are very up and down but I’ll take them since we have a very short Spring before our weather turns Summerish with accompanying humidity and bugs. These are blooming at the moment. However, today it is raining and some of us don’t like getting his paws wet.  I don’t mind rainy days. In fact they seem to add a cozy affection to our house. Of course most of that is due to all the clutter we have.  Especially all the yarn that is about, and books and notebooks and project bags. The list goes on. I still haven’t found a new cleaning lady or things would not look like this- !!! The dining room table is loaded down with yarn and my yarn winding apparatus. But soon and very soon all that will change as Roger and I get ourselves into second gear and start the process of cleaning our large rambling house in preparation for company arriving to celebrate a grands


Who can tell me the name of this hawk? It was in a tree in front of my son’s house.   Hello there! Hope all is well with you. We have had Winter visit us since I last posted. Lots of fluffy snow. After the first snow of the season we received about 10 inches more white fluffy snow and lost power for about 6 hours. Believe me when I say we were so happy we had our whole house generator instead of the ancient noisy smelly gas generator on the kitchen patio.  Poor Roger was left on his own plowing, shoveling for the dogs, and to the bird feeders. I stayed inside and  felt guilty until I heard voices and laughing and the neighbors kids were shoveling like crazy, 4 teen boys. Roger was visiting with their dads. ☃️ Truth be told I was very happy that they stopped by to see if he needed help. Roger has an Army injury to his back and has had cancer twice. He is also 75 years old so has earned his stripes. Today is Sunday. A beautiful sunny morning here BUT the temperature is 28 degrees. I am n


Hello there wherever you are! A little update from the person who has a very boring existence these days. Well, I guess I left off with the sale of my parents house and the divviing up of the proceeds to various family members. That open a whole lot of friction with lawyers involved. That took time and the buyers had construction workers due to start work on the house. They extended the closing date by 10 days and I was sweating bullets on the last day but it happened and is behind me now.   Once that was over with we scheduled to have a whole house generator. Electricians, and excavators were scheduled but because of backlogs we didn’t see anyone until after Christmas. We are in a valley and we have to drive up to our road. A ditch had to be dug from our house to the road. The power company had to replace a pole and run new lines up at the road. Trees had to be cut down and huge boulders taken out of the ditch. What a mess! It rained just about every day when the were doing all 30 foo


Hello dear friends! For the past several days there’s been a change in temperature and I couldn’t be happier. The windows and doors are open and the air con is off. Yay I say! So, how have you all been? If you are a sun worshiper then you are probably not as happy about the change over from Summer to Autumn or Fall, however you might say it. Being a Mainiac (as in Maine) this time of year brings on a strong desire to visit the beach to surf watch. Especially when a hurricane is approaching. My oh my! I do wish I were in the York, Oqunquit, and Wells, Maine area!  The reality is that I am at home in land locked Pennsylvania. The mountains are about to come alive with beautiful colors. Foliage peeping runs a close second to surf watching.  * There’s a lot on our plate right now. Roger is still doing his part time summer job plus we have a project about to start of having a whole house generator installed. You might not think that is a big deal but it is for us. We don’t have a gas line t