Category Archives: friends

turkey troubles and a lovely day

BEFORE: AFTER: Yes, we had a happy group around the table! We’d all had our doubts as to whether this would happen this year, but everyone pitched in and made it work!  I never even had to sit down on … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, friends, rhode island | Leave a comment

thanksgiving 2019

We’re ready!  Turkeys are in the oven and the kitchen is clean.  Wine is cooling.  Drippings standing by to be made into gravy.  Tablecloths have been ironed and the pumpkins are looking cheerful, as they always do. We wish you … Continue reading

Posted in family, friends, rhode island | 4 Comments

in pieces

My French Friend Janou brought the hardest jigsaw puzzle I’ve ever seen with her to Rhode Island. We spent several lazy mornings–and afternoons–patiently putting the pieces together.  Our wolf is gorgeous. I’ve never seen such unusually-shaped puzzle pieces, but we … Continue reading

Posted in family, friends, rhode island | 2 Comments

blowin’ in the wind

“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.”     Dwight D. Eisenhower Speaking of … Continue reading

Posted in family, friends, rhode island, shopping | 1 Comment

new recipes and old friends

Banjo Man and My French Friend Janou made dinner together.  It was a beef soup of some kind and there were many differences of opinion as to what should go into the pot.  So it was a rather hilarious thing … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, friends, rhode island, the cancer fight | 2 Comments

planes, trains and automobiles

I took the train to Boston yesterday to meet My French Friend Janou at Logan airport and bring her back to Rhode Island for a two-week visit. Oh, we’re going to have a good time! But first I had to … Continue reading

Posted in friends, rhode island, travel | 4 Comments

turner in mystic

We went to the long-awaited Turner exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum last Saturday.  It was the most beautiful day of the fall.  Barbara and Rod went with us, as they too were anxious to see this Turner exhibit (the … Continue reading

Posted in friends, rhode island, the cancer fight, travel | 3 Comments

changing the paradigm

Anyone remember Disney’s “Pollyanna” movie from way back in 1960?  As a 9-year old, I was at first annoyed by Pollyanna’s relentless optimism.  But it was a good movie, it really was.  And I became intrigued with Pollyanna’s creative thinking.  … Continue reading

Posted in a more pie opinion, family, friends, rhode island, the cancer fight | 5 Comments

a monday in september

Just some notes on what’s going on here.  In no particular order. My skin is healing, but I am still unable to get dressed and leave the house or see anyone.  But the pain has lessened and my spirits are … Continue reading

Posted in family, friends, rhode island, television, the cancer fight | Leave a comment

number 13

I have 20 minutes before heading out the door for the trip to Providence and radiation so I thought I’d give you all an update.  I haven’t blogged for more than a week because this process has been really tiring.  … Continue reading

Posted in family, friends, rhode island, the cancer fight | 6 Comments