Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I am writing this pathetic excuse for a post from my Real Estate office because last Friday our hard drive died and although we have ordered a new one it may be a while before we get it and get it set up. Then of course Bob still has to find the time to edit 700+ photos. So, my computer related addictions ie: blogs, facebook and games will have to wait until I am online again *sigh*. And you, my dear friends, will have to wait a while longer to see and hear about our wonderful vacation. Believe me when I tell you that the vacation is fading as fast as the tan and it already seems like we have been home for far more than a week. Life intervenes so quickly!

Love to all,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


We are home from a most glorious vacation. The weather was fabulous and we are very refreshed thanks to the fact that we made a pact that we would not run around trying to do everything there is to do. We chose one or two things to do in each port, toodled about as we saw fit and consequently we were never stressed.

As you might imagine, Bob took over 700 pictures. Sometime in this century he will edit them all and then selected photos will be made available for your viewing pleasure along with a travelogue by yours truly.

Laundry is done and now it is time for a quick run through with the vacuum before I make supper and go grocery shopping. Real life certainly intrudes on the vacation reverie ;-)


PS. The Trekkers were absolutely great; nary a blister.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


On Saturday I bought some of these for my trip. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, but I have been trying on shoes for the last week trying to find something that is cool ( I have very hot feet), lightweight and comfortable. So far these Mary Jane Trekkers from Lands End ( mine are a neutral beige...how vanilla!!) seem to fit the bill. Very comfy so far...hope I am not jinxing myself ;-)

Bob Voyage,

Friday, May 1, 2009


Today marks the 24th Anniversary of my ( our) move to Massachusetts. I was so excited to move to the Greater Boston area with my husband and our two sons. The boys were 4and a half and 7 months old and I felt like it was the biggest adventure of our lives. We had lived in Massachusetts before: in the Berkshires in college and then in Boston and Newburyport before kids. What a fun time we had, but then returned home to Vermont to put down roots. When the opportunity came for a transfer to Boston I was elated. The day we arrived was hot, very hot as in 98 degrees and luckily my parents came down to help us unpack and get the boys settled in. Little did I know that less than three years later my life would crumble around me and I would be required to rebuild. But rebuild I did and here I am, standing proud and packing for my Mediterannean Cruise with the man of my dreams who dotes on me every single day. Life sure can be strange, but it surely can be good.

Love you,