Escape To ChristmasTreeShops  Island 

It was a bright and sunny day. The cul-de-sac has been traversed so many times that the asphalt paving has shredded the leg caps on Sami’s  rolling walker. So off to our favorite non-essential merchandise* store. Haul: 9″ ceramic frying pan 200 feet of parchment paper 1 10oz individual pump container of odor neutralizing liquid…

cranky flowers

Desperate In New Jersey

I’ve been shopping for potted pansies to counteract the long bleak winter we’ve just been through. I’m about a week or two too early but I go out to look every day.   Here’s a partial list of my local haunts that are not selling pansies: Matawan Gardens HomeDepot Lowes The Flower Farm ShopRite Kmart…

Time Passages

I had planned that when Sami finally came home after 29 days on the hospital that the house would be sparkling clean and filled with an ample selection of foods that finds he appealing. It didn’t work out that way. When we got into the house yesterday , I was able to cobble a lunch…

Vintage Schwinn Horse; One Of a Kind

Thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of my 10 year old sister and the contraption she built out of paper bags and blankets to ride around town. It was a sensation. To this day, it still lives in the memory of all who witnessed it.