P.S.-Pooh Says...

"What day is it? - 'It's today' - squeaked Piglet. 'My favourite day' - said Pooh."- A.A. Milne

04 March 2018

A Classic Kiss on Oscar Night

Roman Holiday, 1953
  It's March... grey, dreary, and that in between month when we don't know if mittens or mudboots are called for. The gardens at Camp MP are still sleeping in their messy beds. The world is not happy, the news is beyond comprehension and so much we need to Change! and March! for and CARE about...but sometimes it's OK to 
shut off the newsfeeds and curl up with a good movie!
I believe that what the world needs now...is a good Kiss!

  How to Steal a Million,1966

An Affair to Remember, 1957

"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” Rhett Butler


Lady and The Tramp, 1955
 So just in time for Oscar Night a romantic reminder of 
why I'm a Classic movie lover.

Thomas Crown Affair , 1968

Somehow we are missing Romance...we have robots, super duper super heroes,  galaxy fighters and things exploding and imploding but...romance??  Where did it go?

 Holiday, 1938

  “I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”
Bull Durham,1988

Have you noticed kisses don't mean as much anymore in movies.  When you watch a film these days how often is 
 just expected, ho-hum, gratuitous, superfluous and simply  an "is  what it is " non-event.  I think it is sad that romance has disappeared---we know what's going to happen and  it is rarely worth the ticket price when it does.

The Thin Man, 1934

 Maybe we have become jaded by too many kisses, too many scenes that are throw-aways, kisses that are just filling space.  Where's the chemistry, where's the heat, where's the  witty dialogue, where's the soaring music, the anticipation, the drama, the MOMENT.  

I want THE MOMENT!  (Sabrina,1954)

It Happened One Night, 1934 
 SO this Oscar Night I am celebrating with some of my favorite on-screen smooches and some of the best kissy quotes --interesting that films made in much less socially open periods are the ones we remember--iconic kisses that are unforgettable and keep us watching again and again.  So Hollywood listen up--take a lesson from classic films and don't just toss those kisses in wherever and whenever...save them, make them special... and give us back THE MOMENT!

Charade, 1963
 "Aren't you allowed to kiss back?" 
"No.  The doctor said it would be bad for my 
 -- thermostat.
When you come on, you really come on."
         "Well -- come on. "

Ball of Fire, 1941
 "I'm gonna show you what yum-yum is. 
Here's yum...And here's the other yum...And here's yum-yum."

Casablanca, 1942
"Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time."

From Here to Eternity, 1953
" Nobody ever kissed me the way you do."

Roman Holiday, 1953

Summertime, 1955

To Catch a Thief, 1955
 "I've been waiting all day for you to mention that kiss I gave you last night... 
Not only did I enjoy that kiss last night, 
I was awed by the efficiency behind it." 
She replied: "Well, I'm a great believer of getting down to essentials."

North by Northwest, 1959

The Way We Were, 1973

Moonstruck, 1987

Princess Bride, 1987

 “Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End.”

26 December 2017

A Breath Between

As New Year's Eve approaches we all start the annual rear view mirror exercise...and then we search for our crystal balls to see what will come. Not sure after 2017 I want that crystal ball.  What results- some regrets, some smiles, some sadness, tons of worry and fear tossed in too... As hardly a day went by in 2017 when we didn't find ourselves in complete and total  disbelief and now we step oh so gingerly into a new year with a whole lot of "what nows".  That's a lot to take in before midnight chimes. The month of December is one BIG blur.  It seems as if sometime around Halloween someone shouts GO! and away we're off to the races.  It's a whirlwind of plans, events, deadlines, GET IT DONES,  fires to put out just in the "Nick" of time... and a snowstorm of shopping bags, ribbon, stamps,cards, packages,flour,sugar,sprinkles, twinkles and...

 That is why I adore this week best of all.  The time between when all I need to think about, at least for today, is where my book is and whether I should watch Season Two of The Crown , The Marvelous (and it truly is!)Mrs. Maisel or read the gi-normous pile of books by my bedside that seem to  have been there since the summer...or maybe I'll knit a hat-giant pompom and all??? Sure there is mail to open, bills to be paid, dusting and laundry, closets and cupboards to clean out for donation boxes and...but for this week I'm taking my time in  between!  2018 will be here soon enough and with it a world spiraling and we will all need to be involved and CARE!  The New Year will come with us all walking without a steady road beneath us and with a whole new list of "DO ITS".   So while the phones and email are relatively still I will be too...No looks back, no projecting forward, just today.  Enjoy the time in between...comes but just once a year!  ...and may the New Year bring peace to all!

28 November 2017


On this #GivingTuesday we are reminded that we must share our hearts everyday... Now more than ever organizations who work everyday to create change and transform lives need our help! It is critical to our own survival that empathy not be a casualty but rather thrive in this world... There is no end to the need and though one day of giving will not decrease the work that needs to be done, what it does do is make us Stop! ...Look outward, and believe in Hope! Please share what you can with those in need this season, and every season... and donate to organizations
 who work so hard to keep humanity moving forward.
  #BeKind #CareforOthers #Give!

25 November 2017


I have always loved to shop small...local shops with hand selected merchandise and personal attention to detail and service.  I avoid chain stores like the plague---racks after racks of "the same".  Have you ever noticed that you can be dropped into any state and town and go to "The Mall" and they ALL look alike-same shops, same restaurants, same plants, same music...how boring, how impersonal! As consumers we have become numb and almost programmed that when we need to shop we head for a mall...but turn around...go local!
 Growing up I would shop along with my Mom in our town's "Centre". The bakery, the pharmacy, the shoe store, the clothing shops, the grocery store, the fruit store, the deli, the card shop, the beauty shop, the dry cleaner, penny candy at Woolworth's, a slice of pizza and a movie were all located in one square area. The Center was a destination and from one end of the Center to the other you could find whatever you needed. 
 As the daughter of a small business owner I grew up in a retail world where customers were familiar faces and families grew up shopping in my Dad's store. I of course am a small business owner so I know the importance of customer loyalty to a small businesses' survival. Now more than ever there are so many ways to shop and acquire goods and services...the competition from on line resources is staggering... that is why I love this idea of Small Business Saturday supported by American Express-

 Today, Saturday November 25, the day after Black Friday is a day to support and applaud the small businesses we love to visit on our Main Street. Find participating shops near you ... remember to Go! into town and Shop Small on Saturday!

31 October 2017

More than Ever-Only The Best Witches!

'Tis That Day...It is time to Choose!

Good Witch???  Bad Witch????  Best Witch!

WITCH will it Be??

So, Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch??  

Well...we ALL have our moments don't we!!??

"A person should choose a costume 
that contrasts her own personality."-Lucy Van Pelt

Bette Midler, Hocus Pocus
Too many Bad Hair Days! and my morning  "Mirror Mirror on the Wall" have gone a long way toward confirming my next career move-Haunting Houses! 

Oh for a Magic Wand or a Broomstick that will take me through the stars...This Halloween I want to celebrate some of my very favorite Good Witches...

... if I am going to be a Witch I might as well look to a few role models who with a twitch of a nose,a wave of a wand or a ride on a vacuum cleaner ( like The Wednesday Witch) Make it Work!

Lena Horne, Glinda The Wiz
Hermione,Harry Potter
Veronica Lake, I Married a Witch
...and certainly I will need  to dress the part...Givenchy would  work! 

 So, if Good Witching is in the cards for me then why not take a wand from the Best Witches...

After all...

Best Witches to all!