Sunday Sayings . . .

A few quotes that caught my eye this week . . .


Heather Stillufsen, Rose Hill Designs on Etsy and Facebook


I wish you all a very happy Sunday and a peaceful week ahead.  The kids go back to school this week so I will be cleaning my house.  It looks like a hurricane blew thru here!!!  : )

~ Wendy


A Few Winter Photos . . .

Chubby squirrels, pretty winter birds, a very happy dog (who is driving his mom crazy wanting to go out and play every ten minutes!!)  and snowy train tracks on the way to school.  It's been so cold here but the creatures great and small don't seem to mind.  The days are noticeably longer and spring is just around the corner . . .

and I know one little girl who is ready for it!!!  A purple sparkly 'kini and a creamsicle.  She is soooo ready!!!  : )

Many blessings for a happy Thursday ~ Wendy


Sunday Sayings . . .

let go and see what happens.

This is where I am in my life.  Learning to let go and trusting that I am exactly where I'm supposed to be right now.  We are not the drivers of this car of life.  We are the passengers. Sometimes it's hard remembering this but, when I do, life seems to be so much easier.  : )

I wish you a beautiful and peaceful Sunday and a very happy week ahead ~ Wendy


Perfect . . .

On Sunday, we took a drive up to Cornwall to help my mother dig out of her little cottage before the next bout of snow came.  We're in a snowy pattern here in the northeast.  It's been nothing like Massachusettes who is measuring in feet but a few inches here and a couple inches there and it starts to add up.  My mother lives on a mountain so she usually gets more than other parts of Cornwall.  My husband said she had close to 3 feet in her yard and a couple of feet on her front deck before he shoveled it for her.

Chloe and Seamus didn't seem to mind the snow at all.  Chloe is a New Foundland and she loves to lay out on the deck when it's snowing.  She'd stay out there all day if my mother let her!!

 Seamus loves to "snowplow" (as my mother calls it) his face in the snow.  He's just so funny!!

While Jim was outside shoveling and stacking firewood, Nana and Megan baked cookies and I plopped myself on the couch with a cup of coffee and caught up on the latest episode of Downton Abbey.  Snow was falling outside and it was so cozy inside. 

 The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in my book.  : )

Many blessings for a happy Tuesday ~ Wendy


This Moment . . .

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Many blessings for a beautiful and peaceful weekend ~ Wendy


Sunday Sayings . . .

so so true :) be real. love others. don't feed into negativity. sometimes words don't even need to be said to see the true colors of a person. love them anyway!

Many blessings for a beautiful Sunday.  We're under a winter storm warning here in New York.  I'll believe it when I see it.  : )

~ Wendy


Winter Days . . .

Megan had a two hour delay at school yesterday due to a little clipper storm coming thru in the early morning hours.  I dropped her off and made a bee line to the nearest Dunkin' Donuts for a much needed extra large coffee.  Our coffee pot has been leaking all over the counter when we try to use it.  We've tried everything to fix it but we can't figure out what the problem is.  : (

I got my coffee, got back into my car, cranked up the classical music and took a drive to our beautiful local state park in hopes of taking some photos.  I've really been lacking in the photo-taking department and I start to get cranky when I don't use the creative part of my brain.  I'm not kidding.  : )

Within the park is a pretty little cemetery that I visit often.  It's perfect for walking in and, if I'm lucky, I catch a glimpse of this adorable little group of deer that hang out there waiting for the next batch of funeral flowers to munch on. Yesterday, they were there.

As soon as they saw my car, they walked over to me.  I know they were looking for food and I felt horrible that I only had coffee to offer them.  : )  They look chubby and healthy in their winter coats, thankfully.

Mama and her yearling.

Is that not the cutest face EVER?!!!!!?

So now the creative part of my brain is happy again .  I think I'm going to put the above photo in my Etsy shop.  Simply irresistible!!!!  : )

Happy Saturday to you all!!  ~ Wendy


The Blizzard that Wasn't . . .

So my intention was to share those before and after photos of our blizzard/snowmageddon/snowpocalypse and every other word that was used to describe what was supposed to be the snow event of the century.  The problem with this is that you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them.  We dodged a big bullet.  I have to say I was a little disappointed but now I'm over it.  : )

Buddha in my garden.
We had more snow fall in the little clipper storm over the weekend.  There's a chance for more over the next couple of days but I think the weather people are too afraid to make any predictions at this point.  I can't blame them.  I guess Mother Nature has to let us know she's still in charge every once in a while.  : )

Many blessings for a happy Thursday ~ Wendy


Waiting on a Blizzard . . .

The snow has started falling more steadily in the last half hour.  We are among the people who are bracing for a snow storm of "historical proportions" that is creeping up the eastern seaboard.  By 10:00 tonight, we will probably be dealing with blizzard conditions ~ high winds and whiteout type snow.  Jim left for work in Manhattan at 3:30 this morning and we probably won't see him again until Wednesday.  Travel on all New York state owned roads will be prohibited starting at 10 pm tonight until further notice.  He'll be staying in a hotel across the street from his office building tonight because he has to be back at work at 5 am.

 Megan and Daddy were busy shoveling all weekend to make way for the new snow.  She's such a great little helper!!

I took the above photos from my front porch and out of my back dining room window.  I thought it would be fun to take "before the blizzard" and "after the blizzard" photos and share them with you.  So many of my readers have told me that they've never experienced snow before.  Being a New York girl my whole life, that's something that I just can't relate to.  : )

If you're weathering this storm also, please be safe!!  I'll say a prayer that you don't lose power if you'll do the same for me!!!  : )

Many Monday blessings to you ~ Wendy