Deep Breath – Go Shopping

After my email run-in with Tim from Hell on Craigslist, I needed to get the taste out of my mouth. What an absolute jerk. Anyway, I decided to go shopping. I bribed DS and we took off to the mall. He went to Best Buy, of course, being the home of technology on steroids. He…

I Went to the Grocery Store and ………..

I went to the grocery store yesterday. It was either that or DS and I were going to be out on the off-ramp to I-95 with a cardboard sign saying “Hungry.” I used to take DS along. For some reason, lately he’s been keeping out of it, only (!) helping me haul the groceries in….

Summer In Heaven

What does summer smell like? So many scents announce the season here in Maine. The air smells like a dryer sheet – you know – one of those with Febreeze stuck on them. The air is fresh and free of pollution. After all, the only traffic we get is Canadians high-tailing it over the border…

Wow Willie Nelson and Allison Kraus

Boy my Dad would be excited. Willie Nelson and Allison Kraus will be at the Bangor Waterfront Concert tomorrow night. I’ll be hearing some music ……… I like Willie, although he has to be 90 at least and Allison Kraus is from my hometown, so hey, what’s not to like? A girl from a podunk…

Almost Did Something Stupid …….

This car was parked outside my house today, next to the park. I am in love with this car. I like the color. How stupid. I spent a lot of time “talking” with the local dealer over email. Basically I can buy this car. Basically he would love it if I would buy this car….

Where I Started

We moved to Champaign, Illinois when I was 3. Dad had been working at the University of Illinois for 8 years and traveling back and forth 47 miles each way. This was okay in the summer, but treacherous in the winter. At first, my parents rented a home. It was awful. We had snakes everywhere…

My New Oil Bill

Six months from now, the view out of my window will once again look like this. We cannot avoid it. I have thought about leaving and moving south, but I don’t like humidity or the creatures that come with a southern climate. I also have lived through one hurricane on an island in the Atlantic…

Motivation is Easy When the Sun Shines

In today’s Daily Prompt, the question of how climate affects mood came up. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/climate-control/. I have only ever lived in what would be considered a temperate climate. Except if you consider Prince Edward Island in the winter, which I think should be classified as the arctic. Being a naturally moody, broody sort of person, I am…

A “Free” Concert

Several Thursday evenings throughout the summer, we who live close to downtown Bangor are treated to music. Loud music. Luckily it doesn’t go on forever, but man is it loud. I heard the sound check going on yesterday afternoon. I thought either someone was driving down the street with a REALLY loud stereo at first….

Oh Well It’s Sunday on a Holiday Weekend …………

One thing I’m sure about – I can do anything. Except maybe change a tire – I’ve never tried it. Today I took off early to go visit my husband in the nursing home. This involves a drive on the interstate of about 6 miles and another 2 miles down a country road. I go…

Self Control

I just stopped myself from buying something. Naturally it was yarn. Not really yarn, hemp yarn. It’s on sale until the end of the month and I was tempted. Until I figured out I would save less than $20. And until I spotted another one I might want more ……… I had this problem with…

Some Things We Brought Back From Canada

    We lived on Prince Edward Island from 1999 to 2007. I have remarked upon parts of the Island we found intolerable – okay, I found intolerable – earlier. I will just insert that upon arriving back in the USA, I kissed the ground. The above photo was taken at Cavendish. We lived on…