Posted by mrssmythe on July 25, 2013 in Family |

There is one other remnant of my mother-in-law’s visit that I failed to mention. I am once again hooked on crossword puzzles. I used to do them daily when we subscribed to the newspaper. But now we read our news on-line and so the crosswords had stopped coming. And I had stopped doing them. But […]

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Timeless Memories of Grandma

Posted by mrssmythe on July 24, 2013 in Family |

My mother-in-law left almost three weeks ago, but we’re still reminded almost daily of her visit. Which is not a bad thing – we love Grandma! And we enjoyed her visit. It’s just that in some ways, she has changed our lives forever: The girls and I are now addicted to “Wheel of Fortune.” No, […]


Sturbridge Hair

Posted by mrssmythe on July 3, 2013 in Kitchen, Out & About |

I was back at Old Sturbridge Village recently – not for recipes, mind you. I learned my lesson about those after the gingersnap debacle. No, this time I was showing my mother-in-law around, and if you visit, we’ll probably take you there too. It’s one of my favorite places to go. I’d move there if […]

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Grandma’s last day in New England

Posted by mrssmythe on July 2, 2013 in Family |

We drove Grandma to the airport yesterday. Her flight was scheduled for 2:30, and I thought we had plenty of time. We just had to do a bit of juggling. Ginger started gymnastics camp yesterday and wouldn’t be done until 12:30, and then there was lunch to see to since they don’t feed you on […]


Smelling Good

Posted by mrssmythe on June 28, 2013 in Family, Musings |

So, Captain America says to me the other day, “What are you wearing? That smells really good!” Which was funny because what he was smelling was my hairspray. I’d changed brands a few days earlier and that was what he was noticing. I told him and he laughed. “Well, keep using it,” he added. “It […]

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