Thursday, June 25, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
|From right to left: the tree, Rose, my sisters and me, Mom and Aunt Kathy (Dad's sister)|
Friday, June 19, 2015
My former husband, who lives on the west coast last I heard, and a woman, came to MY town on MY birthday and went to MY pub. I only missed them because I had my hair done and was 2 hours later than I normally would have been. How sick and twisted is that? If you see him, tell him to leave me alone. I've moved on and he has no business being here. But those of you who know him won't say a word. Because you're all afraid of his anger. And I don't blame you. That is all.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Had a sweet little quiet birthday. A gray and chilly day. Linda gave me a facial. Caitlin did my hair. Dan fixed oysters for Wendy and me. Cards and emails from friends, a book from my sister. And I got to come home to this sweet little girl for the evening. Happy Birthday to me.
So, I have to tell you. While I was making coffee, I read my affirmation for the day from Louise Hay. "This is a delightful day. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways." I sat down with my coffee and opened a birthday card. Money was in it. Woohoo! When I went to the hair salon, they handed me an envelope full of money from the sale of some of my bags. Wow! Then last night, my Florida boss called and said, You never cashed your last paycheck! She's going to issue a new one and send it out tomorrow. How cool is that?!
Friday, June 12, 2015
I've been puttering around my yard and garden, planting and weeding, putting flowers in my pots. Lots to do this time of year and with a nice breeze off the Lake, the bugs are almost non-existent. For the moment.
This is what the Lake looked like when I got home from work yesterday. Sophie and I hung out on the dock until nightfall - just went in for some dinner - and were rewarded with this lovely sunset. Always a challenge for me to be silent and in the moment and always a huge payoff when I am. What a paradise.
|happy pansy faces|
|spectacular fuscia for my whiskey barrel|
Monday, June 8, 2015
|Garden is growing like mad|
Finally hit 70 degrees with a bit of sun yesterday so Sophie and I took full advantage. In between planting annuals and herbs and mowing the grass, we spent some time on the dock and Sophie got to show off her aquatic skills. The girl sure loves the Lake! She is one amazing little swimmer.
View of my cottage from the dock-the trees have filled out
|Sophie takes the plunge-love her little winged ears|
|Swimming for shore|
|Throw it again, Mommy!|
King Eider's Pub for oysters. woot! woot!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
There is a reason the locals are known as Maine-iacs. Here is Chris and his helper putting in my dock last night. The air temp was 53 degrees. I don't know the water temperature but suffice to say when I run it over my wrists, they go numb. This kid is in shorts and is shirtless. Holy crapoli!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Did you know that June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month? Everyone with a brain is at risk and Alzheimer's is a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed. How scary is that? Alz.org wants everyone to go purple for the month of June in order to raise awareness. Take the pledge today and commit to raising awareness in June. You can wear purple throughout the month, share the pledge with your peeps on Facebook and Twitter, turn your Facebook profile purple. If you want to donate to the Alzheimer's Association, you can do so HERE. I will be wearing my purple wristband and if you want one, let me know and I will send it to you. I do this in honor of my Dad. Watching him succumb to this horrible insidious disease is one of the worst thing I've ever witnessed. Please help if you can.
|Daddy and me (and Clovis)|
Monday, June 1, 2015
A second day of rain and one more to go and I love it. The high temp yesterday was 54 degrees and it's not that warm yet today. I've had a fire in the fireplace non-stop. Makes things cozy with just the sound of the crackling fire and Sophie's rhythmic snoring.
I've been sewing away like mad, building up my inventory of oilcloth bags. So pretty and colorful.