Saturday, October 3, 2015

b l o o m i n' a p p l e s ! a u t u m n 2 0 1 5 h a s a r r i v e d !

h e l l o B e a u t i f u l s !

how the heck are you?

this is one of those posts where i will be all over the place!

i am in a most reflective mood!

 feeling gratitude!

dancing on moon!

i have grasped the golden ring of  Autumn, holding it tight for safe keeping!




the mist and the magic of my favorite season have arrived!
( the Needle is a testament to the "12s". GO HAWKS! )

 that mist builds itself over night, and greets me with a BIG Pacific Northwest 
cool Autumn kiss facial in the morning!
(what a glorious God given anti - aging freebie!)

about thirty years ago, a cab driver in NYC told me that he could always
tell when a woman was from "the Northwest". he said, "their skin looks so fresh".
he said, "it must be the mist and wet weather, out there". "all that rain!"
  perhaps he was fishing for an extra tip . . . i accepted his compliment.
 ( got to love a cabbie talking about "a woman's complexion" on the way to JFK !)




this is my dream rug.

i am almost certain that the price is a thousand . . . or two . . . or more from reality.

i hope that Lauren Wells does not mind that i borrowed her photograph to share with

you on my blog.  if you are an instagrammer, you may follow her here. i assure brilliance!

* * *

a new season brings transition.

 once again, i am inspired to clean, purge and organize, all the time reminding myself,

  the holidays are just ahead!




when i am finished here, i plan to go to the store to buy some Honey Crisps! 

i am going to try this recipe for dessert to go with our braised short ribs in red wine tonight.




 Chrislyn gave us copies a few images that she caught with her camera 

on grandparents day.  Holland calls her Burberry thrift shop makeover

 dress her detective look
 (already defining her fashion!) 

that's my grand girl!

 B L E S S E D !

withLove!


Monday, September 28, 2015

b a c k h o m e o n t h e b l o g s p o t . . .

h e l l o L o v e l i e s !


ahhhhhhhh.

exhale . . .

. . . back on a MONDAY on 34th street.

i am way behind on my visits, but so ready to get into the blog world groove again.



my new mug is coffee rich!
(it's officially sweater weather!)

the FAB mug was a gift from my still beautiful both inside and out  friend,

Nancy P., formerly Nancy A.

check out the iconic image of the Fab Four fishing out of their room

at The Edgewater in 1966.
( the Pioneer Woman posted about her stay in The Beatles room here. )

Nancy saw it in the gift shop. it triggered her memory of me meeting The Beatles.
( very briefly, mind you. )

the reunion was a success. many reconnected. many shared their visions and

possible volunteer capabilities for the 50th.
( i hope it wasn't the wine talking.)

for myself?

in the 9th hour i said yes to the helm, with some coaxing.

 my friend Gail was a Godsend, and two other classmates Marilyn and Rosanne

helped get the invites out! the first venue fell through, so we needed to move fast.

we kept it simple and made it happen.

( folks have full lives of work, travel, tending to the needs of aging parents

and time held basking in the joy of grandparenthood. )
( my favorite use of time! : )

although the reunion was considered a success for most, i do not consider my time

pulling it together a success.  though unintentional, there were harmed feelings.

i will hold on to those i reconnected with. i can only hope and pray that time

will heal those who were hurt.


* * *


autumn on 34th street will be rich in the celebration of life.

first we will gather for a remembrance and then we will gather to greet!

we have FOUR babies (within our precious community of family and friends ) due in November

two of the momma's ( one being my Chrislyn) are going "old school",

waiting for a delivery day reveal.

i am off to the clinic!

back on schedule, with the fullest four months left in the dust behind me!

thank you for your support, during the five weeks of my mother's illness, and

most recently with the loss of our dear friend Bill.

we are a community blessed . . .

 . . . withLove!