Love you back

October 31, 2016 Monday

7:25AM Sassy
Good morning!  Mwah!
7:28AM Phil
Good morning!

7:29AM Sassy
Good weekend?
7:34AM Phil
It was. My pal called yesterday to let me know one of our closest friends passed away suddenly. He was a great guy and we enjoyed many adventures and always thought we had many more to go – dreamed of taking trips together.   

Reminds you that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. I have not really lost anyone close to me other than my Dad and a very few other family members but it was their time, they had lived full lives. This sucked, this guy should have had many more years.

7:37AM Sassy
Oh no!  So sorry to hear that.  Hugs.  

I know that feeling.  
Always makes me want to live life to the fullest.  
And tell people things now.  
I love you, Philip!

6:17PM Sassy
Amazing supper at All Seasons Table in Malden
 Hot & sour soup

 Crispy honey ribs
Scallion seafood pancake

7:57PM Phil
Love you back.  XXoo
thank you

Safe conveyance

October 30, 2016 Sunday

9:51AM Sassy
From Sally Bedell Smith’s Facebook page:

The Queen at 90, out riding yet again, in beautiful autumn weather yesterday along the Thames near Windsor Castle, with Terry Pendry, her head groom. As always, her mount was a Fell pony, described to me by Sir Michael Oswald, her former stud manager at her Sandringham estate, as a “safe conveyance.” Still, her fitness is astounding!

11:36AM Sassy
Happy football day!

So many good moments

October 29, 2016 Satuday
9:43AM Sassy
Happy Saturday and one last look at Lake Winnipesaukee til next time!

10:21AM Sassy
Good morning Philip!

10:48AM Sassy
It’s kielbasa time!  We’re at Kitchen Cravings in Gilford NH!  

11:00AM Sassy
Quiz time!  

I got “100% Upstate NY.” duh. Even if I guessed on half of them!

How well do you actually know upsate New York Slang?

1:36PM Sassy
Drinking an iced chai latte from Starbucks to keep me awake on the drive home.

3:24PM Phil

[photo of the Thai Pavilion restaurant at National Harbor]

Good place

3:27PM Sassy
Yes!  I was just looking at their paper menu.  It’s still in my luggage
What takes you there today?
3:28PM Phil
Ha! Walked by and thought of you. 
Having beers on the water

3:29PM Sassy
I remember so many good moments

3:34PM Sassy
A silly girl who pulled you into doorways there 
and kissed you that first night after 35 years apart!
3:35PM Phil
Ha ha
[devil emoticon]

Happy Friday from Lake W

October 28, 2016 Friday

6:21AM Sassy

Happy Friday!
7:47AM Phil
Happy Friday kiddo

10:49AM Sassy
Happy Friday from Lake Winnipesaukee!

12:51PM Sassy
I ate pizza for breakfast. Pizza Hut buffet lunch in Laconia NH – $6 a person!

Pizza buffet
Apple pie pizza – the highlight!
Salad bar
Desserts on the salad bar
My salad – I adore non-lettuce options!
Pizza! And pasta!
6:34PM Sassy
Lakefront dinner at the Lyons Den in Gilford NH
View from our table
There are lions everywhere!
Hubby’s French onion soup
Crab cakes appetizer with spicy remolade
Hubby’s steak au poivre with a garlic parmesan twice baked potato
My baked stuffed shrimp with rice pilaf and peas
Pumpkin mousse cake

8:47PM Sassy
Fun way to start Halloween weekend at a performance of War of the Worlds by the Winni Players!

 It’s a beautiful refurbished barn

 The box office
 The black box theater with a stage on the flat and ramped seats 

 Closer view of the stage 
 The seats
The foley table with sound effects gizmos

Tapas time

October 27, 2016 Thursday

10:24PM Sassy

Terrific tapas at Tavern 27 in Laconia NH
Free sweet potato fries and white bean dip
Hubby’s fall sipper and my hibiscus iced tea
Scotch eggs and mustard aoli
Potato leek soup with sourdough toast
Hubby’s French onion soup
Interior – bar in the left corner, piano bar on the right
Assorted olives and sourdough toast
Duck confit egg roll and spring roll
Seared scallops with garlic and potato crostini

Last radiation check-up and Lake W

October 27, 2016 Thursday

8:01AM Phil
Happy post anniversary

8:01AM Sassy
Ha ha
I’m off to MGH for a cancer check-up.  Think good thoughts!
Then we’re going to NH for two nights.

8:49AM Phil
Oh cool, enjoy! 
And thinking good thoughts
9:56AM Sassy
I’ve been going to MGH 3x a year.  
If this goes well, I only have to go once a year
10:24AM Phil
That’s awesome

10:55AM Sassy
Aced my last 5 year cancer check up! So relieved and happy!!! Have some pretty pix of Boston and the MGH Healing Garden.

11:02AM Phil
1:32PM Sassy

Lunch by Lake Winnipesaukee at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery in Gilford, NH

Onion hooks with horseradish sauce
Lunch special shepherd’s pie
Hubby’s roast sirloin

Hee hee

Pumpkin cheesecake
Fun marble map of Lake W
3:50PM Sassy
No trip to Lake Winnipesaukee is complete without a visit to Kellerhaus for gifts and chocolate!
4:23PM Sassy
View from our balcony at the Belknap Inn, Gilford NH where it’s rainy and 42F
8:22pm Sassy
New bling!  
Kellerhaus has fun jewelry as well as candy and ice cream.  

Anniversary wish

October 26, 2016 Wednesday

9:31AM Sassy
Anniversary breakfast delivered from the Neighborhood Restaurant.  Hubby got the Cream of Wheat he adores. 

2:22PM Phil
Happy Anniversary!

2:26PM Sassy
Thank you!  Getting lots done today.  Fancy dinner out later.

5:02PM Sassy
The guys are here installing NetBlazr, our new internet service.  It is SOOO FAST! Very soon… no more Comcast.

6:13PM Sassy
We voted early for the first time!

7:48PM Sassy
Anniversary dinner at Helmand, the Afghani restaurant in Cambridge

Bread baked in their fired oven with 3 sauces and butter
Aush noodle soup
Kaddo – pumpkin, yogurt and ground beef. 
The stuff dreams are made of
Aushak – ravioli with good stuff
Hubby’s mushawa soup
The smallest iced tea glass ever, with no way to stir in the Splenda
Qalbalee – rice, raisins, carrots and lamb
Koufta challow – spicy beef meatballs over rice
Fereeny – custard with fresh fruit
Hubby’s bucklawa


October 25, 2016 Tuesday

7:05AM Sassy
Good morning!

7:46AM Phil
Good morning!

7:51AM Sassy
I’m out early to let the cleaners do their thing.  You rocking this day?
Your garage looks spiffy!
8:55AM Phil
Yeah man!  Was a lot of work

A walk

October 24, 2016 Monday

9:00AM Sassy
Good morning!  How goes?

9:06AM Phil
Good, just ordered my sprinkler system.  I have been fighting with hoses all year to keep the grass and flowers watered and gave in. Everyone here has gorgeous lush green lawns, no weeds and it’s hard to get there without a system. Saturday I’ll be able to hear my little heads pop up and start watering

9:06AM Sassy
We have those here.

9:09AM Phil
Gotta get them in fall, price goes way up in spring

9:14AM Sassy
Excellent thinking

9:42AM Sassy
You working at home?

9:44AM Phil
My day off, cleaning my garage

9:44AM Sassy

9:45AM Phil
Got tunes, cold beer and a sense of accomplishment! All good

9:45AM Sassy
11:07AM Sassy
Tell me not to send email telling off my new boss…

11:11AM Phil
Don’t do that. Never, ever works out

11:13AM Sassy
Thanks.  I’m out for a walk instead

Waterfront dining

October 23, 2016 Sunday

6:51PM Sassy
A superb supper at The Boat House in Tiverton RI

The first view of the place on Mount Hope Bay
The pier
The place
Raw bar sampler with oysters, shrimp and clams
Hall of fame corn chowder with chorizo
The interior with Mount Hope Bay
The best baked stuffed lobster with scallops and shrimp
Hubby’s flat iron steak with chimichurri sauce
Vanilla creme brulee 
with gingerbread cookies snd glazed cranberries
Chocolate Soldier: White and Dark Chocolate Liqueurs, 
and Butterscotch Liqueur, in a Chocolate-laced Glass.

Ah… the a cappella harmony on this song… mmmm

Hallelujah – Pentatonix