Blog posts

  • The only way through it

    Is through it. With our new house (new to us) we weighed the option of buying furniture and ALL. THE. STUFF. Or bringing up our own stuff from FL. Numbers were crunched and we opted to bring up our stuff—- Lord knows we have plenty of it—-and fill in the gaps later if needed. The […]

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  • Thankful

    Thankful to have spent time with our family earlier this month in Thanksgiving. As we are so far from everyone right now, the time spent together is that much more precious. Thankful that we are one step closer to making this a permanent move. (At least for me…..Hubs is now a resident with no plans […]

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  • Snow

    I have anticipated this moment from the second we knew we were heading to New Hampshire. SNOW! I purchased my big, long, warm Land’s End coat, snow shoes, variety of socks, leggings and so on. Well. This week, it finally happened and I am ready to report on my experience. The day before it snowed, […]

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  • Things that go boom

    Bandit and I took a hike this week on part of the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway. My knee was (thankfully) feeling better but I wanted to play it a little safer and explore some of the beautiful areas the Hubby has explored. It actually works out nicely, he hikes it when I am working and […]

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  • Dark as night

    Are we ever going to do away with Daylight Savings time? Twice a year this nonsense……although this year in New England I am in serious shock——it gets dark up here at 4 freaking thirty!!!! And dark is DARK! I never fully appreciated the expression, “dark as night” until now. High beams in the car are […]

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  • Andrew Brook trail

    Yesterday I took my first solo hike, 4 miles (probably a little more). I took Bandit, so not completely solo, but he doesn’t talk back so mostly solo. It was an overcast day and ending up lightly raining, but the temp was nice 60’s and I was itching to get out there, so off we […]

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  • Mimi

    My grandmother is gone. It’s taken me a week to put this in words. It still won’t be adequate. Alzheimer’s robbed my sweet Mimi of her memory this past year, although it was picking at her memory for a few years, the COVID lockdowns escalated her memory loss to a level requiring continuous monitoring in […]

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  • Home again

    If home is where your heart is, my home (and heart) are split: 1/2 in Florida with our kiddos and fam and 1/2 in New Hampshire with the Hubs. For the past few days I’ve been in Florida with the kids getting an in-person overview of the house post-hurricane demolition and to coordinate repairs and […]

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  • Mt. Cardigan

    A few weeks ago, the Hubs and I hiked Mt. Cardigan. My first “big” mountain at 3,121 feet at the summit, a 3 mile “moderate” hike. The payoff: some self esteem for mama. Oh, and a little 360degree vista, but we’ll come back to that. When we were making plans to move up here, I […]

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  • High Hurricane Season

    In my last post, I waxed on about my love for October and the gift of weather change. The downside to that (in Florida) is this time period is infamous for pretty strong weather, i.e. hurricanes. This year was Ian. Much like our first-born, this storm was a force. Our neighborhood, like many, experienced historical […]

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