Monday, September 22, 2014

Wow, It has been awhile but I do think it may be time to start talking to myself again. I'll be back

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hanging at Home in MA with the FLM 2010

Hanging at Home in MA with the FLM 2010

Hanging at Home in MA

We decided a few days of hanging out at the homestead was a
good idea. Toure and I love our home and property and
wanted to be sure TFLM had time to relax and enjoy. It is
October so the plants and trees are all peaking and
getting ready to call it a season.

The FLM has found one of our strawberry patches and
is having fun playing in the stalks. We had a great season
this year and gathered about 8 lb.

The FLM loves to play hide and seek!! She had a great time
in the gardens finding places to hide. Can you see her? Do you
know the names of the plants she is hiding in?

This is a

miniature white lilac tree. It blooms in the spring and smells wonderful.

The plant that looks like a bush with the pink flowers is a Mum. It starts growing in the spring but doesn't get big or bloom until the cooler weather of our fall.

The last plant has tall stalks, this is the dinner plate dahlias.
This is one of my favorite plants. It is colorful and
the blooms are big. I have to dig those up every year
and store them in my basement for the next spring.
Here are the Buddha's
of the front yard, they are playful and help to bring
about a peaceful atmosphere.
Now it is time to relax
on the front porch and watch the traffic pass by.
We are far enough away to see things and not so close
as to hear all of the noises. The FLM is in Toure's rocker,
but he doesn't mind sharing. She is so sweet.
The day is winding down and the FLM has said goodnight to Amy's garden statues. She is riding the pink flamingo into the house and heading to bed. Good Night FLM!! We will see you for the next adventure.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Love Magnet Visits New England

My husband, Toure, and I were very lucky to have the FLM as a house guest for a few months last fall. We love New England and wanted to share different sites with her. We think she had fun - especially on the motorcycle trips. I will share five of our outings with her on her Blog. FLM, thank you for being so patient with me. I am sorry it took me so long to put this up for you. I hope you will come and visit us again, you were the PERFECT house guest.
Love, Amy & Toure

Massachusetts to Maine, September 2010

The FLM was very excited for her first ride on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. It is September, but the temperatures are warm and we have lots to see and do. Our destination is Pine Point, ME for a lobster roll and some steamers. The Pine Point Lobster Co-Op is one of our favorite places to eat seafood. It is in a small fishing town in Mid Coast Maine just past Old Orchard Beach. FLM is checking out the passenger seat, but I think she will need to ride in the back so she will be safe.

The FLM and I are waiting for Toure. He has a few last minute things to do before we go. FLM is hanging out in my sling. I had shoulder surgery in August and have to wear a sling while it heals. I hide snacks in the little pocket inside the sling and FLM fits in nicely. She is having fun walking around the yard with me.

We made it! We took the back roads through New Hampshire to the coastal roads of Maine. Here was are enjoying the view and breeze on the docks outside of the Co-Op. See the boats in the back? They belong to fishermen. They go out everyday to catch lobsters or fish and then bring their catches back to the Lobster Co-Op to sell.

This is the front where they bring their catches. The restaurant is around the back over looking the water. Its small and very casual and lots of fun.

Ahhhhhhh, now that we are done eating let's sit on a bench and enjoy the view before we head back home. This is the beach that we found some shells on.

The sun is setting and its time to get a move on. We have many miles to go and want to enjoy the ride. The FLM is getting into her seat.

Nice and cozy she waves to the camera as we get ready to head out. See ya lata FLM!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I must be nuts

I have to be, there can be no other explanation.

Maybe it was the peer pressure. Those 6 amers at the gym can be pretty tough and convincing.

Nah, its me - I have never done it before and wanted to give it a tri.

So I am signed up for Marlborough's 2nd Annual Mini Triathlon. I have several girlfriends that are going to participate as well. Some as teams and some as individuals. It should be fun - right?

August 1st
1/3 mile swim - 15 mile bike ride - 3 mile run

I start my swim training next week - oh boy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

DH is just as silly as me!

Although he would never admit to it, Honeybunch can be just as silly as me. ;-)

Last month while on vacation we were driving to the White Mountains from Coastal Maine and we came across the antique tractor show in Farmington, Maine (it was sooo much fun). When we were leaving I spotted this stone yard.

We got out to take pictures of this rock, but DH just couldn't keep his hands to himself.
Um Honey, Don't push on that!


Just kidding! The rock was secure. It is cool looking isn't it?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How Do You Like My Do?

I had my hair updated at Scizzors yesterday afternoon and Heather, the lovely stylist, blew it straight for me.

Pretty Cool huh? I think it makes me look very grown up! ;-)

Although it was fun, it was a one night thing. When DH got home he said "oh you got your hair done, you still have curls though right?" LOL So I am back to my wild mess of curls today.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nana's 85th birthday Celebration

On Sunday, we celebrated Vivienne's 85th Birthday. The weather was gorgeous, 80 degrees, no humidity, and a light breeze. Many of our family and friends came over to share in the celebration that lasted all afternoon.

Vivienne, known as Nana to DH and DSs, is an amazing women. Her personality sparkles making it easy to get caught up in her zest for life. Pictured here with her 3 friends, the ladies spent the better part of the afternoon chatting away in the gazebo. From left to right is Connie, Vivienne, Lucile, and Sylvia.

Of course we have to talk about the food - and what the food was cooked on!! We enjoyed pepperoni bread, sausage bread, veggies and dip, chips and dip. Then we grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ chicken, hoisin chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, broccoli salad, potato salad, strawberry salad, and my GF Barbara made two cakes and bought an ice cream cake! As always there was plenty to share. The hoisin chicken was a new recipe from the comps.
Here is my new grill!! After a lot of research DH and I decided to take the plunge and we bought a Weber Genesis E310. I am one happy grilling girl.

Isn't she shiny? The grill NOT the girl! - jeesh

The old charbroil served us well for 5 years