Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Vintage Saybrook Post Cards

The Great Hammock Beach, Saybrook, Conn.
(maybe c1920-1930's)

Great Hammock Beach, Old Saybrook, Conn.

(maybe c1950-1960's)

Ye Castle Inn, Saybrook, Conn. "On the Sound"

(maybe c1920's)

Saybrook Theatre and U.S. Post Office, Saybrook, Conn.

(maybe c1930)

hmmm ..."wet and wild beach brat"

(maybe c1980's)


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spring Vacation

One week without my little ones, ahhh ‘Spring Vacation’. I had all sorts of plans, but here’s what actually happened …

We’re “all decked out”. Power washed and solid stained our deck. Beach Beige (how appropriate). 151 four-sided spindles, etc. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Had a Safe Home Security System installed (cuz I want to be safer)! Its name is SIMON.

Had TLC clean the furnace, (cuz it needed it)!

Did some ‘Golden Girl’ work.

Did a ‘dump run’ with Rog.

Got a better price on my car insurance with Allstate!

Hired Harrington’s SafeLawns Organic Lawn Care (cuz I wanted to be safer for People, Pets and the Planet). I’m sooo excited about our upcoming ‘SafeTea’ application tailored for our lawn after the results of our soil tests are in.

Canceled my hair coloring appointment (cuz I’m going GREEN,
I mean GRAY)!

Washed windows, cleaned stuff, did laundry, went through old pictures, organized closets, and did yard work.

Met my sister and Rose for breakfast on Wednesday … (all work and NO play makes me a very crabby girl)!

Got a brand new car battery (cuz my car wouldn't go)!

Lunch with Barbara B.,
Shop with Robin,
Walk with Barbara U.,
Play in Saybrook with my SIL, Linda,

or get creative.

Please don’t give up on me friends … summer is coming! My days are just not long enough ...

"When the days are too short chances

are you are living at your best."

~ Earl Nightingale

so there ya go, we'll lunch and shop and walk and play soon (and eventually I WILL create)!

... eat your nuts and berries ... be healthy!


Monday, April 21, 2008


Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

(there is still hope)

Cousin, YOU have always loved me! Miss ya bunches!


Friday, April 18, 2008


a Hootie update!

"Hootie alert: up to 40 egg total as of this morning ... That little white bird clearly doesn't know when to quit. I'm in the process of getting the work trailer (better known as Hootie's Aviary) pulled from the project by the end of next week, so she'll be residing in the chef's quarters with me and the cat. I'll appraise you if that has any effect on her egg production. I will let her out a couple of times a day, but I'll have to lock the cat up on the second floor to keep any excitement to a minimum. There may be some interesting photo opportunities. That's all that's marginally interesting in Newport today."

"As of this morning, Hootie is up to 6 eggs in a row. She seems very healthy and happy (I's hard to be sure...she IS a dove) but if she keeps this up and she's gonna wear out her egg making stuff. Whew. She still hasn't learned that it's not wise to lay eggs on TOP of the cage. "

~ excerpts from Thom's Hootie updates, pictures of Hootie by Thom!

Thom ~ thanks for loving her!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

back into the old routine .... oh NO!

...well just a few more pics from our Tropical Paradise vacation in the Florida Keys. I am trying NOT to settle back into the old routine. I want a NEW routine ... I want to be just a little bit different ...
Our house in Marathon ...

Ate kinda healthy, read TWO books, kept in touch with the family, etc.


Little neighbors ...

Everglade Alligators ...

an Everglade bird ...

so pretty ...

Irish Kevin's on Duval Street in Key West!!!

a pensive moment ... what is HE thinking about?

"Look, I really don't want to wax philosophical, but I will say that if you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively."

~ Mel Brooks

... "to NANCY!"

(cold water oyster shooters @ The Island,

pic by BLU


Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Keys

Helped John and Barbara celebrate
their 30th Wedding Anniversary in the Keys!

One of our neighbors at the marina!

I live a day at a time. Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning, I say: "What is my exciting thing for today?" Then, I do the day. Don't ask me about tomorrow.
~ Barbara Jordan ~
gotta go DO THE DAY! ...
more pics later
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