Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Tuesday to you all. I know, it's looking like another grey chilly day, and there's more rain in the forecast for the afternoon, but the temperatures are slowly rising, and the snow is receding, so we are still moving in the right direction. Plus, the birds are chirping, and that's always a treat. You know what else is a treat? Coffee, and lots of it. We've got a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium (or maybe even a large) DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.... Read more →


Last week's trip to spring training threw off my laundry schedule, so roughly 75% of all of the clothes I own were in the laundry bag when I came back to the Northern Estate. That would have been fine, except that not paying attention, I pretty much tried to put them into the washing machine all at once. There are times that I'm just "not bright." I didn't realize my mistake until it came time to move the clothes into the dryer. That was when I discovered that while the water had drained, there was apparently no spin cycle, so... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Looks like this week is off to a rainy start. That's okay, it should help reduce what I hope are the last snow piles for a long while. I'm getting antsy to play in the garden, so let's get the snow out of here, let the ground finish thawing, and then let the fun begin! Until then, we've got plenty of headlines to sort through here. There's a fresh pot of coffee ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your weekend going? It's still a little chilly out there at the moment, but the 10-day weather forecast calls for consistent highs in the 40's and 50's, so perhaps spring is finally ready to settle in? Of course, now that I say that, we'll have a blizzard tomorrow. Oh well. In any case, we've got a fresh pot of coffee ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter. It's good to hear that David Price has started throwing a baseball again. However, will Red Sox... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Come on in, have a seat. It's looking pretty grey out there, but at least it's not stopping the birds from chirping away! I think it's supposed to rain for most of the day, but that's fine. The Clutter Tree could use some water. The buds are just starting to show on the branches, which makes me smile. You know what else makes me smile? Coffee. BDH and Little Buddha just made a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Saturday Clutter! The Boston Red... Read more →


I'm Here

I'm quietly taking stock as I walk back from the gym today. Feeling a little tired after a solid workout, but that's fine. My feet still hurt. I think I underestimated the (literal) impact of walking roughly 4 1/2 miles round-trip to the Registry of Motor Vehicles earlier this week, but that pain will eventually die down. Other than that, I feel pretty good physically. I'm looking forward to when spring really arrives, and this snow is gone for good, but 40 degrees doesn't feel "that" bad today. I'm not cursing the soul-crushing cold or anything. If anything, the crisp... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Any big plans for the weekend? I feel like there's something on the to-do list that I'm forgetting, but maybe BDH and Little Buddha will help me remember what it is. I was just looking at the extended weather forecast, and it looks like we've got a fair amount of rain coming our way. April showers bring May flowers, but what does March rain bring? Guess we'll find out soon enough. As for right now, the guys say that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice... Read more →


Hey everyone, We're back! BDH and Little Buddha just asked me if we could invite you all over this afternoon. Apparently they didn't get enough of you this morning. (In case you haven't figured it out yet, they're rather big fans of yours.) Of course, I can't say no to those smiling faces, so, here we are! I need to do a food shopping, so unfortunately, we can only offer you coffee or water right now. Or tea, I guess. Yeah, we have some green tea. Just let the dynamic duo know what you want, and let's see what else... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Moving a little slowly here so far today. Not sure what happened, but I was doing some errands yesterday, then I went to the gym, and then my body completely broke down about an hour after that. Don't know if it's connected to walking to and from the Registry of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday (which was a few miles round-trip, uphill both ways, of course), or if it's because I didn't go to the gym last week because I was in Florida, both, or something different. Anyway, other than that, everything is fine,... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How's your week going so far? I had to run (well, walk briskly) down to the RMV to get a new license yesterday. I renewed it online last time and was somewhat dreading having to go in, but the whole thing only took about 15 minutes, which was nice. It's good to be able to legally drive again, you know? There's a decent wind outside at the moment. I think I heard something about a wind chill around 10 degrees for today. Guess we're easing into spring. Oh well, I... Read more →