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I finished!! Finally.. After a marathon day of knitting I can say nothing else, but…YAY!


Spring Motivation

I’ve been keeping busy…regular walks with Luka, dancing, mahjong, work, reading, crafting.

Keeping busy is good for my soul. Today, despite the weather, Luka and I headed out to Randolph for a short hike.


The colors of this season are my favorite..pale blue-greys, golden yellows, bold reds.


Luka was beyond excited. She ran twice as far as I walked, at least.


I reflected on how happy I am to be here. I have friends and lots to do. My home is beautiful and I like my job. I’ve got CPB with me and he supports all my desires for fun. Life is good.

Spring and what brings me happiness


Luka and I have been walking every day, sometimes twice, on the trails behind our home. Spring is here.  I love being in a place with distinct season. The timing of the season allows us to savor and really appreciate what is unique and wonderful about each one.

Before my walk I read an article about the Dalai Lama.He was asked what the meaning of life was,; he answered “happiness.” Determining what happiness is each of ourselves is the hard part.

On my walk this morning I thought about what happiness is to me. Here’s my little list:

not feeling anxious

being outside with no limit on my time

seeing my dog happy

seeing the people around me happy, especially my children and my husband

being creative

feeling appreciated..appreciating myself

feeling healthy

dancing…dancing makes me really happy

finishing unfinished projects (actually it’s more like having no unfinished projects)

Today my laundry is on the line..I’m going off to paint and do some yoga..I am happy.

Gorham, New Hampshire

walked out my front door with Luka and took a lovely afternoon walk. 

I feel so lucky to live where I do

I am grateful that I can walk straight into the White Mountains from my neighborhood.

and happy I can make my pup happy too

Jefferson, NH



There is an abandoned or at least, uncared for, property along Route 2. There is a single white home with pine tree shutters and a field with 4 or 5 small cabins that are standing against all odds. In its heyday it must have been very cute. If I had all the money in the world, I would fix this place up and others like it, restoring the lost charm and dignity. There are curtains in the windows of some of the’s amazing that a curtain rod is still able to be held in place, even enough to keep the curtain right where it should be.



The temperatures have warmed and the snow has melted enough to allow for an easy outing Luka. When my dear pup saw me pull out my hiking boots she nearly lost her mind with excitement…truly. Poor thing. I will have to prepare us both better for next winter so that we can get out of the house and into the winter woods.

Mud and bug season is soon to come. My first since moving to New Hampshire. I don’t mind the mud…but the bugs, they’re another story.

I hate those little black ones that just seem to find any skin you haven’t covered, like your eyes, nose, and ears. I am also nervous about ticks. I really hate the idea of a bug latching on to you and sucking your blood…plus there’s Lyme Disease, which is hard to diagnose and treat in timely fashion.

But I love the forest and time spent in them with Luka, so I’ve got to deal.

A little catch up as my blogging has been sporadic. My art came down from the Gallery at WREN. I sold three pieces..I would have certainly liked to have sold more, but I am happy to have sold the pieces I did. As always I was surprised what sold and what didn’t.

I am at last working my new job and my new job only, which I love. I love the people I work with. I really love that I can leave my work AT work…not taking it home.

The veganism has been harder than I hoped, but I am still committed. I have been tired lately, fighting a cold and an allergic reaction to something ( I suspect lemons) which has caused a rash. I am ready to be fully healthy and strong again.

Other than that…life goes on.