Thanksgiving Throwback Thursday

On Tuesday, hubby and the eldest went down to Massachusetts to pick up my mother for a week long, Thanksgiving visit. Yesterday, we all stayed at home and watched the Nor'easter turn our yard into a winter wonderland. Just after dinner, the power went out. Shortly after, our landlords started the generator, so our heat,... Continue Reading →

Of Demons and Glow-ons

Yesterday, our son (seventeen) made me a proud g33k mommy. He was telling me about a new guild he set up with some friends on WoW. He mentioned that they made a tabard, and asked me to guess which symbol they used. After a few failed guesses, he told me, "The one that looks like... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Hard Drives

Back when I wrote a blog for a local paper, I started off as a fictionalized person, with the approval of TBTP (The Powers That Be). I had this idea in my head that I could write a kind of "Diary of V" for the Seacoast, and the adventures of Catherine Trevor (the name I... Continue Reading →

Quirk or symptom

Back in 2005, I had two tons of dental work done. Because of the pain and swelling in my mouth, I started chewing ice cubes. Even long after things healed up, I continued with my "ice habit." During the times we didn't have a fridge with an ice maker, I'd panic if we got down... Continue Reading →

Better living through chemistry

To be medicated, or not to be medicated? That is the question— Whether ’tis nobler for the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous depression, Or to throw drugs against that sea of troubles, And, by medicating, end them? ~ apologies to Hamlet and The Bard About a million years ago, hubby and... Continue Reading →

Couch therapy

Hubby and I have been together since 1987. In that entire time, I can't recall ever buying a brand spanking new couch. We've always been in the right place at the right time to inherit free, or find low cost used, and since we're renters, that was good enough for us. Tonight we went with... Continue Reading →

Ghost of depression past

Hubby recently hooked up my old external hard drive to my computer, and I've been working on getting important files copied over, and other files deleted. I spent some time this afternoon horrifying our youngest (fourteen) by showing her the tons and tons of selfies she took with my camera when she was younger, then... Continue Reading →

Family time

Because we’re a homeschooling family, we get to hang out together and have family time on a regular basis. Even so, special family nights have evolved over the course of the years, out of a sense of want instead of need (which I find unbelievably cool). Our current family night is Sunday. Whatever we’re doing,... Continue Reading →

Thank you veterans

Thank you veterans. To all those who have served, and all those who currently serve. The back of this picture says, "Boat leave. September 1945"I miss you, Dad. Be sure to check out "8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day" from to see suggestions for how you can say, Thank you veterans. Like... Continue Reading →

Fall foliage fail

Oops, I did it again. Oh, and apologies for the ear worm. Every fall, I decide this will be the year I take tons of amazing foliage pictures, and two seconds later, all the trees are bare. I call it my Fall foliage fail. I usually manage to snap a couple before getting distracted by... Continue Reading →

Self hate isn’t romantic

A month or two ago, I heard the song, “Tangled Up in You” by Staind, and immediately fell in love with it. I thought about posting it on my hubby’s Facebook wall for our 25th anniversary, so I went looking for an official video. Apparently there isn’t one, but I found this lyric video -... Continue Reading →

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