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


 Well, hello there! It’s been a hot minute since I last wrote! It didn’t seem like I had much to talk about, not that that’s ever stopped me from going on about nothing before. I think I may have mentioned before that summer is my least favorite season. Our Summers are buggy and muggy. I do love the beauty that surrounds me but hate maintaining it. If I had my way I would live in a condo or something similar so that our weeding, mowing strimming and everything else needed would be taken care of by someone else. Most land owners in our development have gardeners but that has been outside our control due to living on pensions now. Roger just loves to putter outside but, for the life of me, I can never see the results of his puttering…what DOES he do out there for hours on end? The heat and humidity doesn’t really bother him. He still wears a tee shirt under his long sleeve shirt.  Me, I love the new central air system we had put in last summer…until a tornado tore through our sleepy neig


  S ince I last wrote a lot has been happening on my patch. More color, warmer temperatures, house news, and a grandson graduating from high school.  We haven’t seen summer high humidity yet and I am very thankful for that. I get very depressed when it’s beautiful outside but too awful to go out. Heart issues. I am thankful that we have actually had a lovely Spring and early summer.  The house news is that the house in Maine has been sold. In fact, it sold the same day it was listed! The house listing included 12 acres of land and an ocean view but the access we had to the shore was not allowed to be included. If my parents had sold it, it would have passed on to the new owners. I feel bad for the new owners because there’s a no trespassing sign put up by the owners of property that once belonged to my grandmother. A glitch in the acquisition laws. My parents had right of way as did I but when it left the family the right of way clause was withdrawn. So, I had to come down in price. De