Joe Back In Afib

Joe’s Minion Cupcake

My brother Joe’s heart is back in afib.

He went for a check-up this week and the last cardioversion didn’t last very long.

I feel so sad for him.

This year hasn’t been a good one health wise for Joe.

He feels fine and isn’t in any pain at least.

They can increase his medication and see if that helps.

Also lots of other tests.

I know people who have lived into there eighties with afib, so praying for Joe.

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If Somebody Loves You, Won’t They Always Love You?

“Where Do Broken Hearts Go”

I know it’s been some time
But there’s something on my mind
You see, I haven’t been the same
Since that cold November day…
We said we needed space
But all we found was an empty place
And the only thing I learned
Is that I need you desperately…

So here I am
And can you please tell me… oh

Where do broken hearts go
Can they find their way home
Back to the open arms
Of a love that’s waiting there
And if somebody loves you
Won’t they always love you
I look in your eyes
And I know that you still care, for me

I’ve been around enough to know
That dreams don’t turn to gold
And that there is no easy way
No you just can’t run away…
And what we have is so much more
Than we ever had before
And no matter how I try
You’re always on my mind


And now that I am here with you
I’ll never let you go
I look into your eyes
And now I know, now I know…


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Stage Neck Inn June 2018

We enjoyed our June stay at SNI!!

The people that work there are amazing!

They take such good care of us all, but especially my Mom!!!

I like that it is so QUIET!!!

Plus the views are beautiful !

sni mom

sni twins

sni beach

sni view

view sni

See you in August!!!

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Jeep vs Buick (again)

It’s time for another WTH post about my jeep!!

I mentioned in another post that I had my 2004 Buick Century for TWELVE years and not once did I have to visit the Service Department!!!!

Dear Buick.  Thank you for my Buick Century, and the stress free years I had her for!!!!

On to the latest DRAMA with my 2016 Jeep.

UNDER 10,000 miles.

Driving to Maine in June.

The dreaded sound……….BING!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it was the low tire light and I was going to laugh!  Thinking does it BING in the winter when it’s cold and BING in the summer when it’s hot??!!

Oh no.  This BING sound was a sound of DOOM!!!!!!!!!

The message:  SERVICE TRANSMISSION SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JEEP!!!!!  MY JEEP HAD UNDER 10,000 MILES AND THIS LIGHT COMES ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WTH????

Luckily the internet is our friend and we were able to Google the problem.  YAY!

But it wasn’t pretty.  BOOOOO!!!

My brother told me that I was going to lose power to the Jeep.

OH!  Did I mention that I was in NH when this happened????!


As soon as I stepped on the brake to go through the Hampton Tolls it felt like my Jeep was in neutral.  Not moving.  No power.


The toll taker told me I could pull in and shut off the car.  We hoped that would re-set the problem.


BING!!!!!!!!!!!  (FU JEEP!!!!)

I made it to Maine and had a lobster.  (because what else could i do?)

It was a Sunday.  Dealerships/Service are not open on Sundays!

BUT luckily there was a jeep dealership in Portsmouth, NH.  Just a quick 16 mile tow to a different state!  (BING!!!!!)

The tow company from York  was awesome.  I can’t say enough good things about them!!!!

Monday morning I call to talk to the jeep service department and I am told by a RATHER rude woman that they are SEVEN TO TEN DAYS OUT ON REPAIRS!!!!!!!!  WTH??????!!! And NO they can’t look at my jeep because what about ALL the other customers that were ahead of me?!!

(HI JEEP….my vehicle is under 10,000 miles and still under warranty!!!!!)

I call another Jeep dealer/service in Portsmouth, NH and they are also TEN DAYS OUT ON REPAIRS and can’t/won’t help me.


I call the dealership where I purchased it back in MA.  Guess what??!  They can look at it right away!  YAY!!!!!!!!!

Jeep is in New Hampshire though.  163 miles away.

I have it towed back to Braintree, MA.  Where they are SUPER kind, helpful and thorough.

The person I worked with was so very patient and took care of the Transmission reset that was needed.

Here I am thinking I need a new transmission (HOW????) and it needed an update on the computer!


I miss my Buick Century so much.

I know they don’t make cars like they used to back in 2004.

I do love my Jeep and I was happy to see it when I came home from Maine!

When it doesn’t make the BING noise.

keg jeep

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Sailing Lessons

sailing lessons

Sailing Lessons is the fourth book I’ve read by Hannah McKinnon!  I look forward to her books each summer.

My Mom is reading this book now and she reads aloud every time she recognizes a location on the Cape that is mentioned!

I loved the story of the Bailey sisters!

From Amazon:

Wrenn Bailey has lived all her life on Cape Cod with her mother Lindy, older sister Shannon, and younger sister Piper. Growing up, life was dictated by the seasons with sleepy gray winters where only the locals stayed on, followed by the sharp influx and colorful bustle of summer tourists who swept up the elbow of the Cape and infiltrated their small paradise.

But it wasn’t just the tourists who interrupted Wrenn’s formative years; her father—brilliant but troubled photographer Caleb—has long made a habit of drifting in and out of his girls’ lives. Until the one summer he left the Cape and did not return again.

Now, almost twenty years later, Caleb has come back one last time, suffering from pancreatic cancer and seeking absolution. Wrenn and her sisters each respond differently to their father’s return, determined to find closure. But that means returning to the past and revisiting old wounds—wounds that cause the tightknit Bailey women to confront their own wishes and wants, and admit to their own wrong-doings over the years. In a place that brings both great comfort and great pain, the Bailey sisters experience a summer on the Cape that promises not only hard endings, but perhaps, hopeful new beginnings.

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Kate Spade Summer Sale

cameron st blossom briley

I love when Kate Spade sale goes on sale!!

I don’t have a local store anymore because it closed.

But I can still shop online!

The sale went on sale for an additional 30% off so I grabbed this set of cases!

I love the pattern so much!

Even better was when the day my order arrived I got an email from KSNY saying the sale was now 40% off!

I called and immediately got a price adjustment!

Excellent customer service!

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Joe Cardioversion

joe bch steamers

The week after we came home from Maine my brother Joe had a cardioversion.

When he went for his check-up they found that his heart was in afib again.  : (

The cardioversion helps the heart get back to it’s regular rhythm.

He’s had nothing but bad luck this year and I feel so bad.

The procedure worked for now and we’ll know more when he goes back for another check-up.

Fingers crossed!!

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