His Name was Benji

I’m still not sure why they give these storms names but  they do.  The weekend we got hit with Winter storm Benji.   I’m not sure where the first storm named Aiden hit but I missed it all together, lol.

No matter the name I did enjoy this snow.  Just enough to play in and just enough not to have to shovel much.  Win-Win as far as I’m concerned.   It makes me think there is an opportunity for a White Christmas to add to the seasonal fun.  Last year it was warm and the year before that we were in the 70’s.  Oh, that myth called Global Warming…you’re a hoot.

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A Little Christmas To Start The Season – Part 2 – A Christmas Carol

Bean surprised the family with tickets to see “A Christmas Carol” in town at the Historical Walnut Theater.

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The cast was amazing and the musicality was on mark.

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The one thing that shocked me was how scary ‘Old Jacob Marley’s Ghost’ was and that the children would be as equally shocked, lol.

Maybe it was the booming thunder or the flashing lightning when he came into the room.  All I know is that it left many seats unoccupied when the smaller ones jumped onto the laps of Mommy’s and Daddy’s, lol.

All in all it was a 5 star performance by the Walnut Street Players!  Well done!

A Little Christmas To Start The Season – Part 1 – Hope Lodge

This weekend definitely held the Christmas Theme for us.  On Saturday, we went to Hope Lodge to share in a little Christmas Cheer…Colonial Style.

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The Volunteers who run this grand old mansion did an amazing job with decorating.  They covered all of the time periods that the house was in use.  From Colonial to Modern.

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Miss Erin dress up in Colonial garb to keep the illusion going.

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I love trains.  This everyone knows,  so to see a train going is aces for me.

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They even displayed metal trains from approximately 1920’s-1930’s.  It was a wonderful Time.

Christmas and 2016

It’s been a wild month and a half.  Preparing for Christmas became a blinding image of days of fun and days of remembrance.  We made our yearly trek to see the lights at Longwood Gardens.

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It was as beautiful as always.  It really sets the tone for the Holiday season.  Which was needed with the warm temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s for Christmas.

We celebrated with the family on Christmas.  This year we had a nice quiet NYE.  No cooking or stress.  Just Chinese food and Ryan Seacrest with the countdown.

The best part of the Holiday is how it fell in the week.  It was like having mini vacations each week.  YEAH!!!

Wonder what 2016 has in store for me.  I sure hope it is all good!

Happy New Year Kiddies!

It’s been a very busy Holiday season.  Some joyous and some not so joyous but I got threw it all.  It’s now 2014 and it feels kind of weird to write 2014.

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I decided to go wild just before the Holiday and cut all my hair off.  It’s hair so I thought even if I didn’t like it who cares…it will grow back.  It’s not bad and takes two minutes to do in the morning.  So WIN!

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I really want to put myself into enjoying every ounce of life this year.  No regrets and releasing my grasp on control.  Funny thing about Control is it doesn’t really exists.  It’s just an illusion but it feels real.  Mark me down for a fun year!
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We had our first snow of 2014.  Approximately 8″ fell on our burg.  It was the light fluffy snow so shoveling wasn’t too bad.  It sure did look pretty before I left for work.

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My Willow didn’t want to come inside last night after the snow started.  She has always been a snow baby.  She loves to lay and play in it.  Even at 13 years old she’s still in love with snow 😉

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She was a little sad because I made her go inside.  The temps were falling quickly and I told her the snow would be there in the morning, lol.

Here is to a great 2014 for everyone.  This year hold your loved ones closer and go call, text or email that person that you’ve grown apart from and bring them back into your life.  You will be happy you did.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

No One Told Mother Nature…

…that it isn’t even winter yet 😉  We’ve had at least one snowfall per week over the last several weeks.  Technically it’s still Autumn.

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It makes things Christmasy for sure but the snow makes me want to go into hibernation, lol.

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Autumn ends on Saturday which is funny because it’s supposed to be about 54 degrees.  Any who, welcome winter!