October welcome

Saturday, October 1

9:06am Phil
Cool crisp morning. Coffee at the office, a work out, halloween decorations and then wine and beer tasting!

Good morning!  Raining… Still in bed, wishing you were here to wake me up.
Sing to me, kiss me, slap my ass!

Busy day – see my sister’s new house, going on pre-closing walk-thru.  They close Monday, then start renovation.  Probably won’t move until next summer.

Then a wedding reception at MIT – huge party!  and it’s my mom’s birthday!  She’ll also be at the party so we’re singing to her there!  Whee!

Back from sis’s new place – wow!  Huge house…one block from everything!  Hope you’re having a spiffy Saturday!

Home at last from the party – what a shindig!  Almost 200 people, amazing food – I danced and danced!  Hope you had a fun day. 

Bushed. Bed.  Love you. Sweet dreams, kid.

Honoring a bet

Friday, September 30, 2011

7:33am Phil
Morning. End to a crazy week. Ready for the weekend! Have a great day!

Good morning! Beautiful 57, headed to 80!  Did you see me in the Yankees cap?  I honored our bet!  Hoping this Friday flies by for us both!

11:14 am used to despise going to the dentist. But after a year of not being allowed to go, it was a special treat today!

Another delicious dinner at Swanton Street Diner!


Blueberry cobbler

Lovely evening here… sat out on the balcony and fantasized about a man in the moonlight.  Hope your weekend is off to a grand start.  Sleep well, sweet man.

Nice To Be With You

Nice To Be With You
Words and music by Jim Gold
sung by Jim Gold and Gallery

Oh, it’s so nice to be with you 
I love all the things ya say and do 
And it’s so nice to hear you say 
You’re gonna please me in every way 
Honey, I got the notion 
You’re causin’ commotion in my soul 
Baby, you and me have got somethin’ that’s real 
I know it’s gonna last a lifetime 
Aww, ya better believe it, girl 
At night I call your name 
Darkness fills my room, I’m only dreamin’ 
About the time I’m gonna be with you 
When I’m feelin’ down 
You’re there to pick me up and help me to carry on 
Aww, little things mean a lot 
When you need a shoulder to cry on 
I’m there to ease the pain and chase away the rain 
Aww, darlin’, I just gotta say 
Oh, it’s so nice to be with you 
I love all the things ya say and do 
And it’s so nice to hear you say 
You’re gonna please me in every way 
Oh, it’s so nice to be with you 
I love all the things ya say and do 
And it’s so nice to hear you say 
You’re gonna please me 

Murky morning


Thursday, September 29

Good morning! 64 dreary rain.  Off to MGH – 6 week check-up w/ radiation doc.  I’ve been fine for a month, so seems like a waste of time.  Hope you have a productive Thursday!

from an essay by A. Bartlett Giamatti called “The Green Fields of the Mind “

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.”

10:51am Waited 30 minutes to see the senior radiation oncologist for 3 minutes. All’s well, no worries, come back in a year. Yay!

Murky morning on Beacon Hill

Campfire memories

Wednesday, September 28

7:45am Phil
Have lots of Jewish friends who would be appreciative. Thank you. Hope you have a great day.

Good morning!  64 sunny.  Smiling at how sweet you are.  You make me happy.  Hope you have a smooth day.

Thinking of 38 years ago tonight… about a handsome kid at a   campfire and a buxom brunette girl’s first kiss.  Reading what a man told me last year about that weekend, in such glowing terms I blushed!  Wanting to show you how it makes me feel…  
11:43pm Phil

Shana Tova

Tuesday, September 27
Good morning! 64 sunny.  Wish I had you right here, right now.  Frisky Sassy!  Have a terrific Tuesday!

9:50am Phil
Cold, rainy day here. Busy, busy week. Have a great day!

Farmer’s market today – gorgeous produce!  I got a Shiatsu massage, ham & cheese croissant, corn on the cob, and a turtle brownie! The colors beg to be photographed.  Lots of oranges and yellows today.  The peppers remind me of you!  Hot & wicked hot!  Hee!  


If you were Jewish, I could wish you Shana Tova (happy new year).  But you’re not, so I will just say good night, sweet dreams, kid! 

Fire & Ice

Monday, September 26

7:16am Phil
Another week. Cool and wet out. Have a great week!

Hope your week started well.  Crazy day for me at work, then dinner out with a project pal at one of those “pick the ingredients and they grill it for you” places, then event work… whee!  Headed to bed.  Sleep well, sweet man. 

Stir fried andouille sausage, chicken, bacon, mushrooms, garlic and gemelli pasta w/ honey garlic sauce

I get this one

September 22, 2011
[Private entry to my public journal]
11:30 am – I get this one 
From the daily “A Word A Day” email, attached to the word “chapbook.”
Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire. 
-Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, moralist (1613-1680)”
Oh, yes.

Gardens Tour

Sunday, September 25
8:43 am Good morning!  72 clouds and quiet.  Happy football!

9:08 am Phil: Thank you.  Patriot loss, my team wins = happy football
10:42 am Go Unitas!
10:52 am Almost ready for the Arlington Gardens tour with Mom.  🙂
[photo of me naked from the waist up with a fancy necklace]
12:03 pm Phil: wow! Wasn’t expecting that!  Yum.

4:47 Saw so many homes and gardens!  Here are 3 of the 37 photos I took at 10 homes… spectacular!  

Passion fruit flower

Lush back yard garden hidden on a random residential street

Gorgeous dahlia

You okay?  Weird day on the NFL front…

10:25pm Phil
Bummed but that’s football.

I hear that.

Sweet dreams, kid.