Monday, March 30, 2020

Books Worth the Time


Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you and your families are virus-free and in good health.  

All is good here.  I've only thought about killing the Mister half a dozen times.  And that was just this morning.  It's been a while since we have spent so much time together, and we are working on establishing our new rhythm and routine.  The one thing that I have learned from this quarantine is one-on-one quality time is a lot more fun when we're on vacation.


My girls and Adorable Jonathon are doing well.  As you can well imagine, they are not nearly as relaxed as they appear in this picture.  They are hunkering down in their pads in NYC and Dallas.  It's hard being so far away from them when a national crisis is going on.  I'm sure anyone with adult children living out of town agrees.

Over the weekend, I perused my book posts from past years and put a list together of my favorites for your viewing pleasure. 



Thrillers

































One of my faves of all time.



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Happy reading!
Stay safe.

Until next time...







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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Friday Files



Hello, dear friends.  I hope that this post finds you well.  There is a new sheriff in town at my house.  The Mister's place of employment closed on Tuesday, and he will be at home with me for the next sixty days.

Please excuse me while I control my excitement.


There.
I feel better already.
I'm trying to have a positive attitude and look at it as a training camp for retirement. 


Ooops.
That didn't quite work out the way I expected.



The Mister had quite a different reaction to our new normal.
Enough said.
Let's get on with the house tours.




antique decorated dining room with central park view



freestanding tub in bathroom with manhattan view
If you have to be in quarantine in NYC, this wouldn't be a bad place to be.
For more pics, click here.


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I absolutely love this wallpaper.  
Take a look at the rest of this gorgeous home here.








Some Instagrammers of Interest



Do you follow this young lady on Instagram?  She is an American chef in Italy who does videos about cooking in quarantine.   

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Salads have never looked so good.
Check out saladforpresident.

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Would you like your pie with a side of pun?
Check out jakecohen.

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If you love bread like Oprah, you are going to drool over blondieandrye's creations.

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My buddy, Mary, introduced me to Carolinerebuilds
Caroline is rebuilding her gorgeous colonial in Wellesley.

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Here is the secret to putting the prettiest crudites platters together.



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You probably already have the ingredients to these recipes in your pantry.

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Here are ten cookie recipes that you can make and freeze.


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Your sweet tooth doesn't give you time to thaw and bake?
No prob.
Here are some no-bake recipes that have your name all over them.

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Here's how Ruth Reichl is handling our world crisis. 




A group of talented bloggers joined together to put on a Spring House Tour.  Here are two of my favorites.




Check out this beautiful Connecticut home here.




And this fabulous home in Oklahoma here.


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You can check out the Magnolia Network's newest show here.






Those poor brides...



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Here's an entertaining article about a Mom who is in quarantine with her son after he was sent home from college.


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Are you bored yet?
Here are 95 things that you can do.

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This is what I watch when I'm bored or anxious.

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How's this isolation thing working for you?
Do you think you could ever make it as a hermit?
Here's an interview with a man who has chosen that life.


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Here are some isolation tips from a pro.


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Here are 11 free fitness apps.
Here's a little advice.
I had to learn it the hard way.
You actually have to do the routines, not just watch them.


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Anxiety?
What anxiety?
Here are some tips that may help.


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How would you like to take a class at an Ivy League school for free?
Would it make you happy?


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Here's more good news for all Broadway Musical fans like me.


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I just finished listening to this.


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And I started this on my walk today.
This is the second in the Jane Doe series.


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Thrilling page-turner.


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I'm still enjoying every moment in Camelot.





These are students from the Berklee College of Music.


Be well.

Until next time...







If you're looking for me, I'll be hanging with these two hooligans, teaching them some new tricks.





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