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Next to the kitchen, the porches the say "home" to me more than anything else.  I’m lucky enough to have two.  Look!  I found some company for the bright blue chair today — two different styles of folding chairs that make me unreasonably giddy.  The hardware store was closed today, or you can bet there’d be other colors in my hair besides blue right now.

Mack and his family are coming up for a couple of days — and his sweater is COMPLETELY finished.  I sewed up the seam last night and threw it in the wash this morning.  It’s wrapped in tissue inside a "Happy Birthday" bag and everything!

I made Balsamic Beet Salad and Magic Brownies (the "magic" is black beans… not green leaves), and we’ll have a good ol’ American cookout tonight — burgers, brats, baked beans.  I am looking forward to one of my favorite Fourth of July things tonight… The Boston Pops on TV.  Happy Independence Day!

8 thoughts on “Home

  1. My front porch has become my sanctuary this summer. Many summer evenings were spent on my grandparents’ big front porch, swinging, catching lightning bugs and drinking sweet tea. I think since losing my grandmother last month those memories are more comforting now than ever. Happy 4th Vicki!

  2. those chairs are making me unreasonable giddy too! I hope you are planning on sharing that beet salad recipe Missy.

  3. I love the chairs! And your photography is so beautiful, I want a card of the chair photo in your neighbor’s yard. I love that one.
    And the Boston Pops do it better than anybody, don’t they? We have gone on some years, but we don’t try to sit on the esplanade, we go later and sit on the Cambridge side of the Charles, there are huge speakers set up so that we can hear the whole concert and enjoy the fireworks. Not this year though. This year we had about 100+ people going through our yard and eating our food. Man. I’m tired.

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