Call me wrong, but we finally got snow here. It got here around 5:30, and of course schools were closed here today. Snow is due to run until 2 am tomorrow morning.

The bay looked pretty angry when we passed it;precipitation was only rain then. I seriously thought they closed the schools because why?

So this is how I am leaving it before the power blows out. We’ll see if I am in work at 8 in the morning…stay tuned…

Good night from me and Kasia.


Kindness of Neighbors

Two doors up from me live my friends Ivo, Isabella, Matti and Luca…..I go over once a week to have Matti learn interaction with Kasia. She is the best girl and needs Matti to learn how to act with her.

Today is the first day of spring. Dunkin’ Donuts gives out free medium coffee. Ivo was nice enough to go out and get us gals our free coffee in the rain. What a Sweetheart! I especially enjoyed hanging with Isa and the boys. It is so funny to see how quickly they grow

Thanks Ivo and Isa….something to get us through the storm,

Three Strikes and What?

I really, really thought this was all over.

See, this guy Toby is coming into town.

You know Toby, right? He is also known as winter storm Toby. This makes the fourth winter storm within two and a half weeks. We had gotten somewhat lucky and snow passed us by, the exception being a few big flakes.I think we are due for a Nor’easter out of this but there is also the chance of a snow mix in it for us.

Did I mention that tomorrow is the first day of spring?

I still stick by my preference for anything but summer heat and humidity. I am just hoping Kasia and I don’t have to swim for our walk tomorrow morning.

Chef-Non Boyardee

Jim has ,overall, been doing pretty good going gluten-free.

Exhibit 1- quinoa with blueberries

Exhibit 2- gluten-free crackers

The bit scratching at my head is trying to make him romaine wraps for lunch and making them healthy.

I have baked sweet potato,peeled it, and put chicken breast into it. Others, I have put low-fat mozzarella and ham and spinach…but 21 days out..well, I guess it’s time to go on line and figure it out.

As it is Lent for us of the Catholic faith, well, I get to eat a few pierogi out of my freezer, since Jim is gluten-free. We’ll figure out dinner in a few hours. Maybe if I hit the reboot button on my brain, I’ll think of something.

Stay tuned.

Does Alex Trebek Know?

For me,fourth grade was pretty good.
I liked my teacher, Miss Anne, and seemed to learn a lot.
I started working fourth grade this term and was introduced to something new.

For science class, each classroom has pet crayfish and they are learning about their life cycles and body composition.Oh, don’t get me wrong-they are also learning other things in science,too. I was more astounded by what one teacher used as a teaching tool for her class.

I’ll give you a hint-the answer must be given in the form of a question.

That’s right…JEOPARDY.

If there is anything to make you feel your age is watching 9 year olds playing science Jeopardy and while you are watching them, you let your mind drift back to the time that Art Flemming, not Alex Trebek, was the host.

Crustaceans for $100, anyone?

Farewell, Stas

Around 8 months ago, I reconnected with a friend of mine from grade school. His name was Stan, or Stas, as we in Polish school called him, and he was a good guy. Back in the day, he was a bit of a handful in the classroom: in future years, we learned that possibly he was an ADD student, although I don’t think it was really diagnosed as such in the mid 1960’s.

I was with an acquaintance in a local bar when Stas walks in with a blond. It was the late 1970’s and it was the first time I saw Stas since eighth grade graduation. We shared some laughs that night, Stas left with his blond, and that was the last time I actually saw him in person.

Time goes on; we work, we meet people, we date and marry. Usually we would have classmates, albeit a few, at our ceremonies, as we were a tight class. You know how it is though, people drift in and out of your life.

I didn’t realize I would meet up with Stas via Facebook. I just assumed he was off work for disability. I mean, he really wasn’t talking about work. Instead his health was deteriorating. Stas had cancer, as I found out from his son. I had mailed him a card to tell him of my health history and how I prayed, listened to the doctors, and managed to pull through cancer three times. I left him with I would keep him in my prayers. By the time he got the card, his girlfriend messaged me to tell me Stas got the card and appreciated me getting in touch with him.

His son, Scott, posted about Stas’ passing last night on Facebook. It was a bittersweet and touching post, put something I would have expected from his son.

I looked back on his Facebook page and found a post from the end of January. He simply posted.” I’m scared.” That broke my heart when I read that.

Rest in peace Stas. I know you will have them laughing up in heaven.

Goodnight, my friend!


….three times a Nor’easter.

According to my back deck being in “alignment ” with the Weather Channel, it would appear that undisclosed location is going to make me pull the ark back out. No problem.

It’s quiet and peaceful ,albeit wet.

After all, flowers can use the water…..

Kasia knows we’ll be walking tomorrow…..

And the two of us are safe and dry.

Kasia and I had two good walks today and snuck one last one in the drizzle. Now our bellies are full, and one of us is 💤 sleeping. I still have some work to do.

If you are in its’ path, please be careful and stay safe.