Trader Joe's banana spread

Fruit and Flowers

My birthday is mere weeks away, and I’ve completed half of my birthday list. I expected to be further along by now, but “It is what it is,” as my mom would say. So many people have talked about new hobbies they’ve picked up during the pandemic with all of the extra time they’ve had. […]

Pleasant View Wildlife Sanctuary

Berkshires Getaway

Traveling is in my blood, so it’s been a strange experience to be grounded for more than a year. Well, I haven’t been totally grounded. I saw my family in September, and Allen and I have done a few local one-night stays. Last month, we headed a couple of hours west to spend the night […]

Bullough's Pond

Newton Rambles

Allen and I went to Newton to run an errand the other day, and the weather was lovely. So we decided to visit a pond and a park while in the area. Bullough’s Pond is a small pond in a residential neighborhood. Only half of it is accessible to the public, so it’s a short […]

black pasta

Black Pasta

I tried black pasta from a neighborhood restaurant called the Daily Catch. The restaurant serves amazing seafood and pasta dishes, and I’ve been intrigued by the black squid ink linguine on the menu. I finally ordered someā€”just a side order to see if I would like it. I tried it with the oil and garlic […]

igloo at Article 24

Brunch in an Igloo

Allen and I splurged for our anniversary and had brunch in an igloo at a neighborhood restaurant called Article 24. We haven’t eaten at any restaurants in a while, so it was an odd yet familiar feeling. The igloo was heated and had a table set for six, so we had plenty of space. We […]