Author Archives: Amy Parmeter

The Marking the Day Bit

We’ve probably all been establishing new habits in these Covidian times, right? I sure have – but I’ve also noticed one long-standing habit has all but disappeared. I don’t check my calendar each morning anymore. Because my schedule – is – open. I do still flip over the wall calendar page every month just to […]

The Tree of Heaven Bit

Summertime greetings! Okay, so I’m deciding right here to make this my final post that features a view from my window! I mean, I’m hoping three prior squirrel-related posts wasn’t already excessive. And Dorothy’s sentiment in the Wizard of Oz movie is nice and everything – but I’ve now had three months to look for […]

The Transition Mission Bit

Greetings again from me and my now longtime squirrel-buds! As the world gradually reopens out there (with mixed results here in the States…), I’m still pretty much sticking to home. No, not because of my gray roots. Okay, not only because of my gray roots. I think this squirrel and I both just prefer to […]

The Boldly Staying Put Bit

Mr. Squirrel:  “I’m good.  You good?  Good!  Gotta go!” Greetings, all!  Hope this finds you healthy and hanging in there! As these necessary distancing days wear on, I’ve settled into a routine of alternately exercising, apartment cleaning (kind of a new experience!), continuing to bond with the squirrel quaranteammates outside and, of course – binge […]

The Lessons from the Backyard Bit

My, my, my. Last month’s cheery post about a trip to Colorado seems like an age ago.  Now I’m dug in at home, envying the squirrels I see outside my window that can come and go as they please…   But that’s absolutely as it has to be right now!   And maybe there’s some inspiration to […]

Colorado: The ‘Any Given Night’ Bit

Greetings, all!  Back from a brief but inspiring trip to Colorado where views like the above were just some of what took my breath away! The quick outing combined two of my chief passions – travel and hockey!  This time a year ago, I’d met up in New York with friends Dee and Dedrie for […]

The Adventures in Transport Chairing Bit

I can never pass up the opportunity for a good view – and in my travels, I’ve been known to go to pretty great lengths to capture one! If my 89-year-old mum is journeying with me (as regular readers know Mummy often is), she’s always game to go along for an extra ride – quite […]

The Agora Mania Bit

Well, another year is officially in the books!   Another decade too (depending on how you count it).  And by some special brand of holiday magic, the sentimental strains of Auld Lang Syne have already softened my recollections of the hectic and stressful days that led up to the sweet close of 2019!  I’m talking […]

The ‘Twas (Yet More of) Another Year Bit

Holiday greetings!  And welcome to my annual year end wrap-up inspired by the classic poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – here we go! As the year and the decade both come to a close, I’m opting for poetry over plain prose! Looking back, ’twas an eventful annum of fun – With traditions continued and […]

The November Rambling Bit

Lately, I’ve been gobbling up a collection of recorded Rick Steves travel shows like I’ll soon be gobbling Thanksgiving dinner!   Maybe it’s because even though this time of year I tend to dig in and stay close to home and loved ones, I still have this insatiable hunger for travel!   A keen observation […]