Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, December 8, 2014


I'm hoping I have finally solved my blogging issues. I deleted and reinstalled the Blogsy app, and I can access my photos again.

We finally got our heater repaired, which saved us some money but as we know, nature abhors a vacuum, which meant something else needed to break down.  So I spent the weekend mopping up after our water heater died, and the money we saved by repairing the heater instead of replacing it was used up in buying and installing a new hot water heater.  I guess I shouldn't complain, but man, we have had our share of house issues this fall.

I made an apple pie for Thanksgiving using the all butter recipe from Smitten Kitchen and I've got to say, this may be the prettiest pie I've ever made!
I finally get to post a few pictures from my Rhinebeck trip! I love this shot of the World Trade Tower taken from the Tribecca area on my last night in the city.
This shot in Central Park was taken the day I arrived; it was a gorgeous weekend.
Me and Meredith; I have on my Transatlantic Shawl and she is sporting a wool scarf she bought there.

My Lisa Souza purchase, which I plan to use for a Nymphaldeia shawl. Not sure when I'll start it but I think it'll be beautiful.
Not the most flattering photo of me, but I sure enjoyed being there.


  1. Wow, looks like a great time at Rhinebeck! Love your yarn, it's always so much fun getting "souvenir" yarn. Your pie looks delicious!

  2. I think you look great. So glad you had fun but sorry about all the household things breaking down, bummer especially this time of year.

  3. So sorry about the house stuff. They can be real money pits!
    But you had a great Rhinebeck trip, so that makes up for it a bit. The yarn you picked up is amazing.
    And speaking of amazing, you cannot go wrong with the Smitten Kitchen. I worship that woman!

  4. That is a beautiful pies. I feel like my homemade ones always look like they are store bought. And I do not mean that in a good way. I like the ones that look like they were made with real ingredients but I am such a perfectionist that everything has to be cut perfectly an placed just right. It's maddening.

    Ambrose @ Brown & Reaves Services, Inc.