Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Quietude and Survival

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you and your families are healthy and hanging in there.  All is well here.  This week is targeted as Boston's peak for the virus, so we are keeping our masked heads down and our powder dry.

Today I am linking up with my friend Joyce for Hodgepodge. She writes the hard-hitting questions and bloggers link up to answer them.

What's something you resolved to do this year? 
Have you done it?

I resolved to spend more time at home.
Yup, I think I nailed it.

I also resolved to take my wardrobe accessories up a notch.
I hit this one out of the park.

Can you spell o-v-e-r-a-c-h-i-e-v-e-r?

Where do you go to find quietude?

I call my daily walk my mood elevator.
I start out strolling.

By the time I turn into my driveway, I am on top of the world.
* If you are new to my blog, yes, that is me.

A friend asked this question on her Facebook page and said I could borrow it for the're only allowed to buy 5 things at the grocery store, and all must start with the first letter of your first name. Whatcha' buying?

 The television show Survivor, the Gloria Gaynor song 'I Will Survive,' survival mode, survival of the fittest...pick one and discuss.

I'll have what she's having.

Share a favorite quote or saying about strength.

Insert your own random thought here.

My old high school bud, Bethe, sent me this.

Be well.

Until next time...

Link up with:
Your Whyms Wednesday
Keep In Touch
Wonderful Wednesday
A Little Bit of Everything
Party In Your PJs
Wonderful Wednesday
Wonderful Wednesday
Is This Mutton?
Keep In Touch
Classy Flamingos
Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. A ex-student of mine sent me that sewing reminded me of my Fashion Design class as there was always one! Stay in and stay away from the crazies....i woke up to a few inches of snow - ugh!

  2. Well, you have one masked marvelous Mrs.! I love the pink! Thank you for continuing to make us smile during this time! I wondered how y’all were doing over there! I know you’re eating Yummly!

  3. Random thought....this would be me!! Loved it!

  4. High Fives on your mask.. I like the color. :-)
    Hang in there.

  5. A friend shared that video with me. Honestly the internet has not disappointed during this season. Parents especially have mostly retained their sense of humor and I am loving all the funny memes. Stay well! I have lots of family in NJ/PA and it's been rough there this week. Hoping there is a turn for the better soon.

  6. I have the goal of getting my closet all cleaned out this weekend. It may take a full week actually.
    Thanks for the mask tutorial - I am determined to learn my sewing machine - I even got a pick up order from joann's of material

  7. who knew you would finalize staying at home so much good for you

  8. Just what I needed today the video was so hilarious, Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love the show "The Middle" with Patricia Heaton. I was so sad when it went off the air. You look beautiful in the pink mask :)

  10. Oh, my! That face mask tutorial was hilarious! Thanks for a much needed laugh.
    Kathy (Reflections)

  11. Oh, I have a "designer mask" on the way and I can hardly wait. I mean if I've got to wear one, I might as well be as cute as possible. Do Chili and Chowdah have theirs? Stay in and stay well. I keep repeating, "I can do this." :o))

  12. Well, I feel like a slacker. I'm just going to steal your shopping list and then I won't care. ;)

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  13. I've been singing that song in my head for awhile now... but the original version. ;)

  14. You crack me up, Katie! Love that cute pink wear it well!

  15. Thank you so much for this today - I have been sending out 5 item list at the grocery store to everyone I know this morning and it has been so fun. Bringing back lots of memories of favorite foods. It also seems like everyone thinks better in the shower lol I resent my list after and I had a couple of friends who did too.

    Glad you came be safe with most of your family - wishing you all good health. Thanks again for the laughs!

  16. You are rocking the pink mask, Katie. I had not seen the video, looks like me trying to sew and see. Thanks for the laughs and stay well!

  17. My five things are Acase of wine, Apound of bacon, Additional wine, Additional bacon and apricots :> Love the tutorial.
    Annie G

  18. I think I'll buy ramps at the grocery and keep this social distancing going, lol. Stay strong. Those walks serve me quite well also.

  19. Love you Katie! Love the wine, the video, the mask, everything. Lay low and stay well!

  20. Hodge Podge is back! Yay! Where did you get that fabulous mask???!!! xo

  21. I love your fashion accessory. I hear they're all the rage this year!

  22. Dear Katie,

    CONGRATS - you are our Friend of the Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy this week. Time to celebrate - hope this helps you to feel a little less discombobulated this week! :-)

    I SO enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you a little better. Not only do you have a lovely family and a beautiful home, but you have a wonderful sense of humor I can SO relate too!

    Have a terrific week - stay safe - and give your rambunctious dogs a big hug for me. They are adorable and I look forward to seeing more of them in future photos! :-)

  23. Thanks for the wonderful laughs in this post! Because this virus worries me so much I find I am enjoying laughing all the more.

  24. I, too, was gifted the fantastic Mask tutorial and have dined out on it for days, Sis. Such a brilliant video. Stay well and keep hunkering down.

  25. this really made me smile, I will def be visiting again :)


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