Merriman Farm

Merriman Farm
8.75 Acres + House and Barn

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine
Summers on Harpswell Sound

Kell, Jon and Chris

Kell, Jon and Chris
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Nan and Bobby at Cook's

Nan and Bobby at Cook's
Christmas - 2011

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

It's starting to spit snow here in Newburyport.

Guess we won't be traveling too far tonight.

I'm recovering from lap band surgery which took place on the 24th. No one else wanted the date. Go figure.

I can certainly see why it isn't an ideal time, what with all the holiday food and all.

However, I thought, "Why not, let's do this, it's time."

Every day is a little better. I don't have much energy, but it will come back.

I had a hernia repaired as well, sort of a door prize.

I didn't realize how much of a nibbler I was, just like a little mouse.

I find myself studying my food choices constantly, there's a lot to it.

This week I have started creamed soups, a big plus.

We all have the power to change our lives, it isn't easy, but the rewards will be great.

I want to be able to walk and I think my back will be improved, that's the plan.

Happy New Year and let's hope 2010 will bring all kinds of new adventures.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Countdown

Santa is getting ready for his big Christmas eve deliveries.

I can see my Jon peeking out the little windows by the front door of the old farmhouse and saying, "I can hear Santa Mom; he's up on the roof." What precious memories.

Among the favorites was Kelley calling from upstairs, "Uh, Mom - Dad, I think the tree fell over." Sure enough, there is was in a heap on the floor. Wonder how that happened?

This is my first year without a Christmas tree. Where would I put it? We have a small ceramic tree on the window sill and it's nice, but I sure miss my big tree.

I remember when Mam and Dad had a ceramic Christmas tree in their senior apartment and thinking, "I'll never do that, no way!"

My little grandkids must be hopping off the walls at this point. Sure wish I was there to see them Christmas morning.

I will be otherwise engaged and stay tuned for the update. It's a surprise.

We are off the deliver our cards up and down the halls.

Merry Christmas dear friends.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas in Newburyport

We are finally moved.

It took six months, a few boxes at a time.

We are in a construction zone here in our apartment as they put in new windows. It was pretty chilly for awhile, but they finally got the outside windows caulked. That made a huge difference.

Everyone is very friendly here. It's really nice to talk to people our age.

Gator and Snoopie are adjusting although I'm sure they miss the farm in Andover.

I am going to a weight loss group at the Lahey. Have met some people from the area who are there for the same reason. I'm hoping if I lose 50 lbs, my back will feel a whole lot better. Bad Nan for getting to this point. Yikes!

Marv has been busy and is so helpful with everything that needs to be done. He finds it hard to live in this mess and we are hoping they will be close to finished by the end of this week.

Christmas won't be the same this year, but we will make the most of it.