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Banking on a Cure

We held a charity bake sale at the bank yesterday. It was our 4th annual bake sale in honor of one of our coworkers who passed away from breast cancer in 2006. Since she was the best baker of anyone in our branch of the bank we thought this was the best way to honor her and raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. All the monies raised will be donated to the Susan B Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.



I have to say the women at this branch are phenomenal. They work so well together. They care about each other and they all loved their coworker Joanne.

Every year we worry that we won't have enough food, but, come bake sale day there is a steady stream of dropoffs. The bank courier brings pies sent from other branches and then I do a big collection at our corporate center. Sometimes the pies, cookies, and coffee cakes don't make it out of the building as inevitably someone will follow me asking me how much for that pie or saying I'll buy those brownies. I actually sell items f…

Tea, Autumn and Waiting for Obama in Boston

I had a vacation day on Friday, an eagerly awaited vacation day.

I awoke to the colors of Autumn right outside my window. Fabulous! I knew it would be a good day.



I was meeting friends at the Boston Public Library for afternoon tea. Luckily, the night before, I saw the news,so I knew that President Obama was attending a fundraiser at the Weston Copley which is right across the street from the Boston
Public Library.



I knew there would be lots of commotion, roads blocked off, protesters, etc. So I took public transportation versus driving in to the city. I headed in after the morning rush hour so it was an easy commute and the Library was a short walk from the T station (that's what we call public transportation in Boston, the T).




Everyone was waiting for Obama. I have to admit I had the camera ready myself. The wind chill was, well, very cold but everyone waited patiently. The protesters were shouting out their causes, End the war, help the mentally challenged, I'm sure the…

An award and 7 things

A few weeks back I received the Kreativ Blogger award from Yarnigras. I am sorry it took me so long to acknowledge it. She said I am a Kreative blogger because of my "storytelling and gorgeous photography". I am honored to receive the award. Val was my very first swap partner. We did a swap last year, the Artsy Autumn swap, and she sent me some fabulous things. Check out her blog. She is always doing something fun and her stories are hilarious! Especially the one about the dog and the security alarm.

So I have to list 7 things you didn't know about me and then pass the award on to 7 other Kreative Bloggers. First, the 7 things:



I have cashmere sweaters in at least a dozen colors and I suspect the collection will grow.





My cat, Molly, was rescued with her mother and siblings from a trailer park in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Now she's living the good life!



I have a super sensitive sense of smell. I am always the first to smell a skunk or something burning, etc. The …

My Buddy

Nothing much to report today. Just trying to chill out with the Kits after an insane week. Crazy on every level, work, home, you name it. Anyway, it's always nice to come home to the Kits' sweet little faces.

Also, congratulations to Teresa, you won my cookbook and tea giveaway. Plese email me your contact info. Thanks to all who participated.

A Blog Giveaway

I know it's a bit late but I am participating in Cindy @ My Romantic Home's second Monday of the month giveaway. I am giving away a Stonewall Kitchen Winter Celebrations cookbook and a tea surprise. Not that I am rushing the Winter season, but, I want you to be prepared with some great recipes.



Look the book is autographed. I picked up this cookbok when I was in Maine in August.



All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will enter you. On Saturday, October 17th I will draw the winner. In the meantime check out Cindy's blog for other participants of the second Monday of the month giveaway.

A Day in Boston

I had the day off from work so I decided to take a trip into Boston.



The weather was perfect. Actually it started out a little cool and very windy but otherwise a spectacular Autumn day.



The Public Garden looked beautiful. Everyone was out enjoying the sunshine, eating lunch and lounging on the grass.



I met my friend Kim at the Four Seasons Hotel. While I waited for her, I took a little tour of the hotel. The view of the Public Garden was lovely.



This staircase was so grand. I wonder what celebrities have walked down these stairs? This is where the famous stay when they are in town.



Another view from the staircase.



The floor of the lobby was so shiny. The autumnal arrangement was colorful and tasteful.



We had lunch at Finale's. Soup and a half sandwich and of course the finale was dessert. So many to choose from.




We walked off dessert by touring Marlborough and Newbury Streets. One of the dogs was definitely a charmer and quite the girl watcher!



So many pretty windowboxes.




And iron…