Back soon!

Hello! All is well with me and my fiancé (still getting used to saying that!) With our engagement comes lots of planning so I have been exceptionally busy with that and working. We will be visiting the next new-to-us Episcopal summer chapel, Trinity in Kennebunk this Sunday, so I will have a post up later that day or Monday. I hope you are enjoying the summer!

Afternoon Mocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres & Afternoon Tea

My late Centenarian Nana had a Martini and hors d’oeuvres comprised of olives, crackers, aged Gouda and Societe Roquefort cheese every evening of her adult life. After her passing this spring, I thought that I would like to enrich my days and feel her presence with a similar ritual. Perhaps it was even the secret to longevity? Continue reading “Afternoon Mocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres & Afternoon Tea”

Mysterious Maine Bears, Or, A Cute Coincidence

Yesterday afternoon I drove to Bridgham & Cook in Freeport to buy some preserves. On my way home there was a traffic jam on 295 southbound while still in Freeport, which was unusual. What was the holdup? An accident? No– people were rubbernecking to take a look at what I snapped above.

Now, seeing Maine wildlife on the side of the road is commonplace, but I have no idea what was going on there! As strange as sight as it was, things got even weirder later in the evening when I received a mysterious text with an attached photo from an unknown phone number. Continue reading “Mysterious Maine Bears, Or, A Cute Coincidence”

Bangles from Heaven

Yesterday Wayne and I planned to go to an auction in Topsham late afternoon. We left early enough so that we would arrive with time to get a number and preview the items. Once on our way, less than a minute on the road, we hit standstill traffic. We ended up being delayed by almost an hour and came close to turning around.  I find myself missing my 100 year old Nana most when I am out picking since she was a lifetime picker, too, although she was more elegant so for her it was always “antiquing.” I called her every week to tell her about my latest adventures and finds. It was only last month that she passed away, just a little over a week after I visited her in Connecticut. So in that moment stuck in traffic her loss really hit me.  Continue reading “Bangles from Heaven”

My Confirmation Gifts: A Holy Trinity of Roses!

From Wayne: “After Averyl’s confirmation ceremony at St Luke’s Cathedral her sponsor gave her a beautiful yellow rose bush in full bloom ready for planting.  The sight of those beautiful flowers got me thinking about what I could do to keep the memory and spirit of the ceremony fresh in our minds.” Continue reading “My Confirmation Gifts: A Holy Trinity of Roses!”