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mundane life , two black cats, & other stuff

Pretty but vanilla

from Gourmet Provence in Brandon, Vermont

If your husband goes by himself to pick out a dessert he just might return  with a pretty but vanilla cake.  Can you believe he could have selected chocolate raspberry?  Darn, but perhaps he figured with bland vanilla he will get more of it for himself.

2014 in review

2014 has been a light blogging year for me but there are good friends who have continued to follow me and leave thoughtful comments. Thank you all and best wishes for the coming New Year.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Christmas at the Fairmount Copley Boston

It is a damp day here, not a snow flake in sight, and the puddles are deep. Still the hotel is comfy and they did a few little things to make the season special. They left a card, cute decorated sugar cookies — they only looks like gingerbread — with a sweet dreams note. But the most special holiday touch is the hotel’s black lab Carley wearing green and red…




/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/256/12341173/files/2014/12/img_1156.jpg This is the first time I have attempted posting from my mini iPad so excuse that I have not quite got the formatting and editing down. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all.

Six Word Fridays ~ Drink

My go to drink,  Spring Water.

best water

Do not lecture me about using tap,

Well water is so not the same.

Six Word Fridays ~ Trip

Just a quick trip down the highway.

road e

Needed some office supplies from Staples.

That means  roughly a  40 mile drive,

But it was beautiful out today.

road b

Many stretches without a car in sight,

Time to enjoy some pretty landscapes.


I read it quite quickly

For those of you who requested a review of ‘flight of the sparrow’ by Amy Belding Brown I can say I enjoyed it very much.  Amazon delivered the paperback mid afternoon Friday and by bedtime Saturday I had finished it.  I am fond of historical fiction.  ‘flight of the sparrow’ tells the story of Mary Rowlandson, an English-born woman married to a Puritan minister living in 17th century New England and centers on her experience of being held captive by Native  Americans for 11 weeks during the time of conflict called King Phillip’s War (1675-1678) A more serious reader might want to read the account of Mary Rowlandson’s captivity that was published during her lifetime (1682) but I like it when someone else  wades through the period prose for me.  The book was so pleasurable a read that  I am putting the author’s ‘Mr Emerson’s Wife’ on my to read list.



Six Word Fridays ~ Sure

book cover

Sure  hope I enjoy this book.

My book group’s selection this month.

The first few chapters are promising.

Six Word Fridays ~ Mirror

quilt eQuilts, a mirror to the past.

These  quilts date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Quilt bquilt cquilt dA sampling of the quilts on display at the Shelburne Museum
as part of a  special exhibit now through October 26, 2014.



Six Word Fridays ~ Short


My attention span is not short.

 (Not posing still for long means nothing.)

Six Word Friday ~ Long

English cottagesLong ago, far away, travel photo.

Arlington Row cottages in England – 2002.

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