Thursday, August 31, 2017

Quick catch-up

Got together with Ann for strawberry shortcake at Beth's Farm Market . . .
. . . while Billie looked on.

learning to swim

Glued my foot to my shoe. sigh. Took a couple of hours to disengage.
Beautiful sunflowers

Billie in her carseat

fog lifting

Eclipse! How cool was that?

Pastel masterpiece by Gloria
Sue and Bonnie arrived from the Fabulous Florida Keys last week. OMG we laughed our butts off all day every day for a week. When we weren't eating seafood! They flew into Boston so Billie and I went down and we had dinner at my mom's place. Below are my mom and Sue.

 And my dearest darling niecie, Anna.

Sue and Billie spend the night 

Bonnie and Billie catch some telly

At Shaw's lobsta pound

Caught Beau Soleil with Michael Doucet at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House
 And then there was this.

A couple of days in Bar Harbor

Drinks at the spectacular Balance Rock Inn with Gloria!

 And then there was more of this

Me as a dude. Rather Brad Pitt-ish, right?

Cadillac Mountain

Pemaquid Light

Shopping at Mexicali Blues - matching bracelets

Lobsta on our last night

Where'd the girls go?
Awful quiet around these parts now!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

It's been another busy week. Billie went off to doggie daycare at The Coastal Dog. They whisked her away and I stood outside the fence listening to her cry for a second before being comforted by the staff person. Oy vey. The owner came outside and said SHE WILL BE FINE. GO. So I did and when I picked her up a couple of hours later, she was happy and exhausted. And dirty.
And what did I do while she had her trial stay at The Coastal Dog? Well, I went to King Eider's Pub of course. Represent! Had a nice haddock lunch and visited with Dan, Bartender Extraordinaire. Also went to the laundromat but why mention the drudgery?
Friday night I went to the Sunflower Celebration for Friends of Thai Daughters, a brilliant local charity supporting safe houses for girls in Northern Thailand. It is such a worthy charity and I hope you will check it out. There were 500 oysters donated (and I would show you a picture of them but I was too busy slurping them down to snap one) and they had delish Thai food and drinks from the local Split Rock distillery. 
It was held in beautiful Darrows Barn and they had a live auction but there were some heavy hitters there so yours truly didn't bid.
Now for the really traumatic part of the week. If Doggie Daycare wasn't bad enough, I took Billie to the groomer for her first bath. She HATED it!
Poor baby hated it and I felt so guilty I lost sleep over it that night. She hated the blow dryer even more. This look says HELP ME! YOU SUCK!
You can see her beautiful eyes now and she is so soft and clean.
Hopefully all is forgiven now.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Another busy couple of weeks and now Billie and I are on our own again. Tom and Lu and Gloria came for a week and everybody but Gloria was a little under the weather here and there but all and all it was a nice visit. Lobster, boating and swimming. I didn't get a lot of pictures of the week because I was sick for half of those days but I did get to know intimately my little cave of a guest room. Gotta do something about that room. Dark and close.
So I was telling you about Billie being lonely for Bonnie after she left, and here you see her with her new best friend. So cute. In a pathetic sort of way.
She was sad until Lu and Tom showed up from her Key Largo life and she was so pleased to see them here in Maine.
Baby's first sunset cruise
Breakfast at the Sea Gull shop next to the Lighthouse 

Baby's first lobster
We did a little sightseeing on the last day, going to the fort at Pemaquid Beach and looking at the archaeological digging there. I hadn't been in quite a few years and it brought back memories of taking the nieces and nephews there to run off some energy.

Beautiful Damariscotta Lake

Skipper Tom

My little cottage from the water

Billie and Tom say until next time . . . hasta luego . . .