Monthly Archives: August 2009

This is your birthday song, it doesn’t last too long..HEY! (my song from Bethany!)

My birthday mosaic

My birthday mosaic

I had my cake and ate it too. I am 48.

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This is the part where I wonder where the years went. Having connected with some high school and college friends on Facebook, I realize that my kids are now OLDER than when I hung around with these people that I remember so well. The years, they zip.
It’s a gorgeous day here, as you can see by photo. The sky is blue, the temperature is tolerable and the breeze is blowing.
I hope your sky is blue too.

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Will you marry me, Bill?

It’s the heat and the humidity. I hate them both. Heat and Humidity, the dastardly duo. I cannot wait to see them leave. Unwanted guests, they are.
We waited so long for summer that I thought I would welcome any and all aspects of it when it finally arrived. I was wrong.
I am wrung out with an upset stomach and hair that hangs unappealingly.
Thank you, dewpoints in the 70’s.

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Bill! I love you so, I always will….

Remember that song? I have it entrenched in my mind with all the talk of Hurricane Bill.

We lucked out. It stayed a safe distance from the East Coast, leaving big waves and a little wind in his wake.

Andy and I went out searching for the big waves on Saturday night, not too successfully. Bill was not strong enough to send the waves crashing into our protected cove. We did find a bit of a larger wave but the fog rolled in so that the water was not even visible. We had to give up and go have some ice cream. What else is a person to do? (I had a banana frappe,  my personal fav)

No big waves here!

No big waves here!

the fog is rolling in!

the fog is rolling in!

I love the fog

I love the fog

the biggest wave of the night

the biggest wave of the night

*sorry to you facebook friends for the repeat of the pictures*

There is cooler weather forcasted for next weekend. I’m not sure I can make it that long…

🙂

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Look up, please

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I had some fatal flaws with my romanticized vacation fantasies.
I envisioned myself rising every morning, rested and ready to take on the world, wandering leisurely downstairs to  sit on my front porch, drinking coffee and knitting while greeting the waking world.
The first problem with that scenario?
I don’t drink coffee.But that did not stop me.
The second, perhaps most important thing?
I did not take into consideration the hour or two that I would spend noodling around on the computer, doing nothing much  of significance to speak of, then glancing at the clock shocked at the time and the mad dash to “get something done”.
Vacations just never are in reality what they are in the imagination.
And just to keep track:
What I wanted to do:
~paint the bathroom
~have a yard sale (implying that i would go through every corner of the house gathering unused/unwanted items and lovingly selling them to strangers)
~visit Vermont
~go to the beach
~cook gourmet meals every night
~Blog every day (stop laughing)
What I did:
~bleached the bathroom
~cleaned out the kitchen cabinets, gathering things for the yard sale
~moved on to the storage “area” (implying that it is a planned “area”)
~Half way through, decided “screw the yard sale!” I hate bargain hunting yard salers, anyway. What was  I thinking?
~piled up all the stuff, intending to bring it to the Salvation Army. And I will.
~I will~
~went to the movie to see Julie and Julia (I LOVED IT! She was almost 40 years old  when she took her first cooking class!
~went to Ikea. Got more stuff. Didn’t I want to get rid of it all?
~spent lots of quality family/husband/friends time.
~went with Jo to the Peabody Essex Museum, which is in the next town. I had never been! Thanks Jo, for the great time!
~Started a book club! Finally! (We are reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. First meeting is September 7th. Want to come?
~ate plenty of farm stand veggies!
Vacation was good. Now, it’s back to the grind.
Not that there is anything wrong with that.

We've Got BEETS!

We've Got BEETS!

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Tonight is the Perseid Meteor Showers. Don’t forget to look UP! (Some of my fondest memories are caught up in this week, camping when the kids were little, lying (laying??) in the field watching the spectacular meteor shower, the dewey grass under us, crickets chirping and fireflies flitting about.
Mmmmm.

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