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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Take a good long look...

....this is my classroom at 8:00 this morning on the 1st day of school...the shiny waxed floors, empty desks and pushed in chairs will never look this neat again. Soon there will be sweatshirts hanging of the backs of chairs, papers falling out of overstuffed desks, and orangy crushed doritoes crunching under my feet...ah...the life of a 5th grade para!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I "heart" summer...

Well, it's official...we have to really go back to school (after much Hurricane Irene drama)..and we spent every last minute at the pool today soaking up the sun...but all good things must come to an end....but I DO HEART SUMMER!!Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Come back out, my pretties!!

....the coast is clear. All my patio plants hunkered down for the night as Hurricane Irene barreled through my backyard. Now it's time to reassemble my patio furniture and flowers for one last sunny day of summer vacation.Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saying a little prayer...

...and hoping that all my family and friends near and far have a safe night tonight. Let's hope that the "experts" are wrong and that there is little damage from Hurricane Irene.Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's a scary thing...

Leah, Lauren and myself all must face the inevitable...summer vacation is over and we must bravely head back into the halls of our schools...some us put up more of a fight than others, but in the end everyone must face their fears!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Three for the Road....

...or the river road to be exact...Christine, Linda and myself packing up and leaving the river ...and for that matter the lazy warm days of summer behind us...but we shall return next summer!Posted by Picasa

How does your garden grow?

...well, if you are my daughter, grows very well...but as for me, not so much which is why I am thankful that my dad and Lauren have such green thumbs because I DO love all the fresh bounty from their gardens!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Summer Day was Done...

"Peacefully the quiet stars came out, one after another; The holy twilight fell upon the sea, the summer day was done."-Celia Thaxter

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hallowed Halls....

I have heard this term used in reference to Yale University...and after spending the day exploring their grounds and beautiful architecture I can see is a simply spectacular vision.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011


...stop....the summer is whizzing by so fast now...I saw Halloween candy displays in the grocery store last night...who stocks up on Halloween candy 2 months before the's not like they're going to suddenly have a run on black and orange M&M's! Can't we just live in the moment and let the future come one day at a time.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer yummins....

I have a new obsession...roasting every vegetable I can get my hands local farm stand is right on my way home each day so I pick up some new veggies constantly...maybe next summer it would be cheaper to just plant a garden!
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Like daughter...

Lauren and I share a passion for do many people in my family...sometimes we overlap our photos when we are in the same place (like on a whale watch)...but it is always fun to see each other's perspective.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Such wonderful creatures....

"Time, the dark whale, spouts blithely from his spiracle, a jet of memory that makes glad the sun."-William Rose Benet.....we experienced the awesome beauty of these majestic creatures dancing in the sunset of Provincetown in Stellwagon Bank...wonderful day!