Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Hallowe'en!!

Beware the goblins, ghosts and ghoulies tonight!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury (my favorite halloween story) in cartoon form

(there are few missing moments of the movie - mainly between the first and second one...unfortunately, youtube didn't have all of it)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Portsmouth, NH

Before heading to Salem, we stopped in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for lunch and a bit of wandering. I love the houses around here. I want to come down at Christmas time and see them decorated. Hmmmm...maybe a morning in Portsmouth with an afternoon at the outlets in Kittery in December is in order!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Spent a great Saturday in Salem, MA with my friend Nicky - we had sooooo much fun! We participated in a spell casting, wandered through many shops, ate at a fantastic pub called The Old Spot where we had the Sweet Potato Sizzler (sweet potato fries, covered in cheese, bacon and sour cream with scallions!). There was so much, we couldn't finish it!

More pictures on Flickr

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Counting Down the Days...

til the bus trip to Massachusetts for:
til I carve this sucker (wish me luck!)
And well, just enjoying this sight
and this one (she's a climber)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

In and Out

I'll be in and out of this space for the next month or so. We're down to crunch time with only 19 days left until the election, until we know who will be our President, until we know who has control of the Senate. And if all goes well (keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer for me), in roughly 25 days, I will know if I get to keep my job! I'm staying positive!

But for now, I wanted to share a few pictures from my cousin Stephanie's wedding this past weekend in Massachusetts. It was beautiful, she was beautiful and we had so much fun!
Look at that dress! Gorgeous!
The Father-Daughter dance
Holy Family Catholic Church, Rockland, MA
Dancin' the night away
The music didn't stop until midnight and then the party moved to my aunt and uncle's. We didn't get to bed before 3 AM! It was a blast!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Quiet Friday Joy

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~ George Eliot

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Self induced and unannounced blogging break...

I didn't mean to be away as long as I was, but I just didn't have anything to say...or rather, I had plenty to say and share, but just didn't have the umph to write. But lets get right to the sharing...

This is the quilt that I'm working on for my boss. She will be finishing her term in the next month (and her birthday is at the end of the month) and I wanted to give her something special, something that she would use and something that she would think of our office when she used it.

Its only a lap quilt (12 inch squares, log cabin, 3 across/4 down with white sashing and backing and I may combine the left over strips to create the binding).

These aren't the colors I necessarily think of when I think of her, but they jumped out of my stash closet and said "Use me and me and me and me!!" Of course, I was sick at the time, so that may have been a hallucination. Anyhoo, now when she is sitting at home on a cold, snowy night, reading a book with this quilt on her lap, she will think of all of us stuck here listening to the Senate until some ungodly hour and thank her lucky stars that she doesn't have to do that anymore (and then drive 30 minutes home with people still calling her!)

Well, the day is almost done, tomorrow is wood day (Mum, Dad, Derek and I load up trucks and trailers and bring 4 cord of wood to the Lake) and Saturday, my cousin is getting married ♥ in Massachusetts! Still so much to do before then!

Have a wonderful weekend, anyone and everyone. Until next week!