Thursday, November 1, 2007


Today is my friend Jano's Birthday and I have invited her to enter the blog world and at least peek at what I have been doing. Jano and I met in the early 80s when we both lived in Vermont and had small sons. We quickly became friends, but then she moved to CT and eventually CA and I moved to MA. Over the years she has been a tremendous help to me and a source of comfort and strength when my life took some unexpected turns. We don't see each other often, but when we do we are able to just pick up the conversation and move ahead. So, if you have a friend like Jano, please call or e-mail her today and tell her you are thinking of her and let her know how much she means to you.

Yesterday, just in time for Big Night, I received my prize package from Cassie at
Mockingbird Hill , Cassie is a Realtor in Florida....and without further ado....... (ahem...this is where the pictures
should go)

You can tell the state of the Florida Real Estate Market by this box. Really, who has time to paint and polka dot a box? But isn't it just the cutest?

Candles that drip "blood", kinda like the ones put in the wine bottles in the 60s. Anyone remember those?

A container my two black cats covet for a tasty mole or two

And this cute as a pumpkin, pumpkin ornament.

So much fun. Cassie, you are the best!!!.

I did go walking yesterday and took some really nice house pics, although the Hubbie says he will take me out and teach me how to use the camera. I think he meant to say that he will help me enhance my innate photographic abilities.


PS. Could one of you kind souls who uses Blogger please e-mail me and let me know what I need to do to format my posts, pleeeeeeze! Make it very, very simple please I am feeling a bit sensitive.


  1. glad you are enjoying your winnings! And Happy Happy to your dear friend...true friends are such a wonderful gift. :)


  2. What a wonderful treat to receive a box full of goodies :o) It is a rare to find a truly wonderful friend who will stand by you thru thick and thin so hang onto this wonderful person you have been so blessed with!!!

  3. Janet what a great box to get on Halloween! :) How exciting that you got all those goodies! WOOO HOOO!!

    Happy Birthday to Jano :) I have a friend like that too, we've known each other since grade school. Sometimes we don't talk for a long time but when we do it's like we just pick up where we left off.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you're getting back to VT HAVE FUN! :)


  4. Janet, I'm so glad you started a blog! I will email you with some instructions for picture placement.

    Happy birthday to your dear friend. A friend like her is truly priceless. :)

  5. What a blessing to have a friend like this....we both have a friend who we have had since college who we think of as a sister!

    Have a very blessed day!

    kari and kijsa are such a good writer! Love "the state of Florida real estate...comment"

  6. Wow! What a score. I love those. They have a great vintage flair. Thanks for coming by my blog for a visit.

  7. Janet
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I have a friend like that too!

  8. hate the state of florida real estate house was on the mrket for over a year...okay about upload photos and they come in at the top of the blog page...on the edit html screen...the pix come in as code (i am not allowed to tesch you here) can put you cursor infront of the < and type your comments...or you can highlight the stuff between the < > including the <> and do a cut and paste it where you want it...does this make sense...hope so...blessings, rebecca

  9. Thank you everyone who has been kind enough to help me. I have to say that everybody seems to have their own way, so maybe it isn't so obvious after all. I still don't understand why they pop up in reverse order, but at least I have several methods to rearrange them.

    And thanks for reading my drivel and leaving comments. It means a lot to me. Janet


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