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Laugh A Little

… on risk and reward at christmastime

That is my first little dock tree… being snowed on in the late afternoon of yesterday. At high tide (that piece of knowledge will be important later). When I first announced my plans for having a dock tree, people who live here and know better sort of smiled in a way that I took as... Read more...

Laugh A Little

… on a maine-gical christmassy day

Okay, c’mon. This is pretty cool. Not only did Santa arrive on a lobster boat on Saturday… but his entourage included Mrs. Claus, a walking talking (and very sparkly!) Christmas tree, a few elves and… wait. Hang on a sec… let me get a little closer. There… look! Here in Maine, apparently, he also arrives... Read more...

Think A Little

A first for me, but not a first.

The day after Thanksgiving is another national (okay, regional… (okay house-inal)) holiday for the Dingles. Yes indeed-y… Decorating Day. This is a big deal, as in, “Wake up really early before you have to because it is time to Christmas up the HOWSE!” I know. A really really bad attempt to sound really really cool... Read more...

The Inns and Gardens polaroid

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Made it to Maine with one Nearly Perfect Husband and one Granny. Three and a half kids (one and a half adventuring in Seattle, one playing jazz in New Orleans, one navigating college), two ShepHerds, a hodge-podge cast of friends and family, and a lot of thoughts on a lot of everyday and not so everyday things in this perfectly imperfect, ordinary extraordinary life. C'mon in! - Lisa

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