Completely satisfied New 12 months 2022 and Some Critical Resolutions!




Completely satisfied New 12 months, Everybody!


Effectively, making an attempt to be completely happy. As most of you already know, we misplaced our nationwide treasure solely 17 days earlier than her one hundredth birthday, the lovable, effervescent Betty White.


Please get pleasure from this clip from her TV present from 1954. The commercials are a complete hoot.



Relaxation in Peace, Expensive Betty. We love you so!


And, what extra becoming inside design matter to begin the New 12 months than the highest of the wall, the place it meets the “sky”; the crown for our queen.


Okay, at present’s publish was going to be about crown mouldings.

However, it’s not.

Not tonight.


And, why? Effectively, it’s one among my New 12 months 2022 resolutions.


I by no means make them, however this 12 months I did. I made two New 12 months 2022 resolutions.


    One is to go to mattress earlier.


What time do you go to mattress, Laurel?


Please let’s simply go away it at “I must go to mattress earlier.” :]


    Decision #2 is to cease ending weblog posts at 2:00 AM. Please see decision #1.

So, Tuesday, I’ll end the crown moulding weblog publish. I believe you’re going to love it, and within the meantime, I’ll share some pictures I took final night time right here in Boston.


I nonetheless can’t imagine I stay the place I do. It’s proper across the nook from historic Copley Sq.!



I’ll by no means imagine it. Each time I am going outdoors is sort of a dream. I’m on everlasting trip!

Effectively, form of. ;]


Anyway, final night time the New 12 months’s Eve parade began there.


Above, you possibly can see Copley Sq. close to the underside of the map. Boylston road is simply above it. Within the higher left nook the place you see Dartmouth is the place I had my accident three months in the past.

So, the parade started at 6:00 PM, and guess who was in it?

My son! My trombone taking part in son one!


Right here he’s final September on his option to a gig by the Boston seaport.


Wait. Laurel, I didn’t know your son was on the town.


Proper. I do know that you simply didn’t know as a result of I didn’t know for positive till he rang my bell Monday morning. It was such an exquisite shock. After which I came upon he was staying till midday at present, January 1st. That by no means occurs.

On Thursday night, he simply occurred to satisfy some puppet of us who have been planning on carrying a whale within the parade. Cale mentioned he may make whale sounds. He was “employed” on the spot. lol

After all, he could make whale sounds. He could make any sound you possibly can think about on his trombone.

Only one downside. He didn’t convey his trombone on this journey.

Nonetheless, a pal gave him a plastic trombone to make use of. That was ample for whale sounds.


Earlier than 6:00, I made my manner over to Boylston and Berkley Avenue and arrived simply because the parade started.


I’m positive there have been 100s if not hundreds of individuals there, nevertheless it wasn’t mobbed. Nonetheless, you’d by no means know aside from about half the individuals carrying masks that there was a pandemic occurring. And, sure, I had my masks on.


the pru new year

The Pru saying the New 12 months 2022.


dragon new year

A spectacular dragon!

Then I rotated.


Restoration Hardware Back Bay Boston New YearSure, Restoration {Hardware} in Boston, across the nook from me. haha

Again to the parade. I heard Cale lengthy earlier than I noticed him. That has all the time been the case. haha


And, right here’s a shot of Cale in entrance of the whale.


Cale parade New Year

Please notice that Wayfair headquarters is within the background. haha


Additionally, it was virtually balmy in comparison with the earlier weekend.

I adopted Cale alongside for a bit. It wasn’t simple to get a photograph with out another person being in the way in which.


the whale new yearAnd, lastly, I discovered a spot the place I may absorb your entire whale. It appears to be like prefer it doesn’t have way more life left in it.


two brothers backpacks New Year

As I walked in the direction of Arlington on Boylston, I couldn’t assist however discover too younger males who regarded like brothers and have been carrying backpacks.

I didn’t assume in any manner that they’d any nefarious intent. Nonetheless, it was a chilling reminder of that horrifying bombing that occurred only a few blocks away and on the identical road in April, 2013.

We noticed the memorial and end line of the marathon on this publish the day earlier than the Boston Marathon final October.


Nonetheless, I don’t wish to go away you with that hideous picture, so I discovered one thing else to share with you.


I discovered a feed on Instagram a number of weeks in the past that’s the funniest factor I’ve ever seen. I believe every so often; I would share an attention-grabbing picture with y’all.


Okay, I wasn’t going to hyperlink to it;  the reason is there could also be some readers who wouldn’t recognize a silver doorknob within the form of a penis (and the like.) So, if that will offend you, please DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.

Nonetheless, in case you are fascinated by such issues, lol, in addition to different inside design aberrations, then right here’s the hyperlink, “please hate this stuff.”

I assure that you simply’ll be laughing. No espresso now!


Right here’s at present’s picture.


wtf baseboard via please hate these things on instagram

I can’t appear to cease this loopy.

I do know. It defies all purpose.

Nonetheless, I can’t go away you with that picture, both. The opposite day once I was out strolling with Cale in Bay Village and east of Berkley Avenue, I occurred on this gorgeous portico.


beautiful Boston Door
It’s not tragic, absurd, or scandalous, nevertheless it positive is fairly. I’m sorry, I don’t know the title of the constructing, but when anybody does, please tell us within the feedback.

Effectively, that’s it for publish primary for 2022.

Right here’s hoping for a gorgeous 12 months for all!

A lot Love,

PS: Though I’ve not printed the HOT SALES for the final two weekends, they have been up to date on Thursday, so please verify them out.