Sunday, August 20, 2017

Scav Hunt Sunday: Pool and Peach

Abundance:

Red:
Bright red brick wall.

Relax:

Peach:

Melted:
Perfect ice cream weather is when it's melting as fast as you can lick the drips!


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

New Digs

Welcome to my new home sweet home!
I am one of those odd folks who must unpack and be settled as soon as possible! It just makes it feel like home so quickly, especially after weeks of boxes everywhere; it felt good to get my things back!

Anyway...I hung this antique mirror in the entry hall. Great sneaky view into the dining area...
My old place had one small living area. My desk was always right on top of my couch and just felt cramped. It's so great to have space and an actual dining area now rather than the table shoved into a corner of the kitchen. 
There is just so much light. I love it! Just makes me (and the plants) so happy. Plus...the porch. I b-lined for Home Depot to get some color out there. I've gone out onto the patio every morning since I moved in and just taken a moment to appreciate where I am and how happy I am here.
My room feels so cozy. It's a tad bigger than my old room (with a ceiling fan!!) and has been a great place to wind down each night. 
This doesn't do the kitchen justice at all, but if you've ever seen pictures of my old kitchen (how it looked soon after I moved in 7 years ago) it is like I moved from a box to the Taj Mahal. Now I have tons of space, a dishwasher, pass through window, actual cabinets. Cannot wait to entertain from this space!
And there she is. 1.5 weeks in and I feel at home. I wasn't happy I had to move, but as Bubbe used to say...out of bad comes good!

   

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

JFK Museum

Come on and vote for Kennedy
Vote for Kennedy
Keep America strong...

Kennedy, he just keeps rollin' - a -
Kennedy, he just keeps rollin' - a -
Kennedy, he just keeps rollin' along.


{High Hopes - Frank Sinatra} 

I've lived in Boston for 7 years (nearly) and finally made it to the JFK Presidential Library and Museum.

The Kennedy influence is still strong in these here parts...JFK's birthplace and childhood home is mere blocks from my apt, his elementary school just down the road, and his grand-nephew is my US Representative. But, I really only knew the history class basics of JFK's presidency - so off to the museum I went.

The visit began with a 20 minute video, narrated with old clips of JFK about his childhood, time in college, the military, and early political career. The film ends as JFK accepts the 1960 Democratic nomination for president. Then you wind your way through the exhibits detailing the election, his inauguration, and all the crucial and fascinating parts of his too short time in office.

I learned so much. I had no idea JFK started the Peace Corps, I had no idea the election was so close, I really got such a better understanding of he Cuban Missile Crisis and what really unfolded in that tense time.

Peppered throughout the exhibit rooms were also bits about Jackie's time as first lady and the overall influence JFK and the Kennedys had on American politics and history (like the Special Olympics). I also loved seeing original copies of his speeches - the font was so large, it was amazing. Some had his last minute hand scribbled edits, too!

His assassination is poignantly presented. Suddenly the White House-esque rooms just stop. There is a narrow black corridor with the date "November 22, 1963" - small video screens line the wall with footage of the funeral. Then you exit out into the stunning atrium and are standing beneath the flag.

It really is a gorgeous space. Overlooking the Harbor - set there because it reminded the family of their Cape compound. So much history in those walls. I really had to wonder where this country would be if JFK had lived and continued to serve as POTUS.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 33

The Good:
I have a great southern exposure in my new place - perfect for watching the full moon rise this week! Also seeing some great sunsets! When they move along the horizon in fall and winter they will be easier to see!

The Random:
There has been some odd art up around the city...

The Fun:
My new place has a pool! Enough said (:


   

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Scav Hunt Sunday: Berry and Bud

Chill:
Heat and humidity...chilled drinks to the rescue.

Green:
We've had so much rain this summer everything is so lush and green! A far cry from the brown summers the past few years.

Sweet:
The berries this summer have been so sweet - it's great! 

Sprinkles:
Did you know...in MA they're called Jimmies...

Friendship:
The church down the block from me put out these rainbow adirondack chairs - love how they invite people to sit and chat - with friends or strangers!


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Friday, August 11, 2017

August Randoms v. 1

straight columns...shabbat light...quiet night
fluffy flower...cool light...swimming swan
paint shmear...summer shades...pink flower
 lovely lines...melting ice...morning clouds
beet salad...coffee barrel...emerging bud
ikea catalogue...grilling out...rainbow chairs
closing time...new beginning...moved in
coffee view...ikea trip...moving blessings
full moon...weston inspired...summer treat


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