away for the weekend: something pink

Sunday, December 31, 2017

something pink

Long, long ago - (well, back when I was in high school)
In a faraway land - (that would be Kansas - it's kind of far from Boston)
I made myself a gingham notebook (I'm not sure why I made myself a notebook rather than going to the local dime store - but then, that's not really the point of the story)

Anyway, this gingham notebook served as my very special journal
- a chronicle of my teenage days - thoughts, hopes, dramas...
I found it stashed away in a trunk, having made it through several moves.
Without opening the journal, I remembered all that it contained,
and how much it had meant to me.
And as I began to transition away from "away for the weekend"
this journal served as the inspiration for my new blog - Gingham Notebook
(without the teenage angst and drama)
- focusing on the everyday - photos, stories - everyday rambles

This will be my final post on away for the weekend,
I hope you will join me at

I wish you a very happy and safe new year!

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. where would any of us be without angst and drama?

  2. how wonderful that you kept it!!!

  3. That old notebook is still serving you well! See you at your new place! Happy 2018!

  4. Gingham Notebook has been added to the sidebar on my blog. Happy New Year!

  5. I look forward to visiting you at your new site, Karen. Happy New Year and new beginnings to you and yours!

  6. A book of wonderful memories. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you. I wish you good health, happiness and peace in 2018

  7. How inspirational! Wishing you a very happy new year, Karen and I'll be sure to follow you on your new blog!

  8. May this New Year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
    (01/01)From Japan to friends all over the world; Happy New Year! ! @Sakamoto2Ryouma

  9. What a treasure, Karen!
    Wishing oyu all the very, very best in the New Year.

  10. Oh...I am so excited for you! Can't wait to follow along!

  11. What a great story about a treasured notebook, Karen, and I too will be joining you at your new blog (a great name too as it holds special meaning for you). In time, I will also be transitioning to a new blog with a new name and focus, when the time is ready which won't be until The Frog & Penguinn is no longer our VA place, which should be sometime early in 2018. We are truly glad to be living in New England and really enjoy being in NH.


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