Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dear Diary...

It has been a long hot summer so far and I am tired of the humid air. This weekend we drove to Maine for a cookout with family.
This was the scene on the way home. It kept getting better and better but it was hard to catch in a moving truck.

Today we are having light rain which we need desperately. This little bird decided he would people watch while eating. This feeder is under cover so he was high and dry. 

I got caught up on laundry and watched old movies.
It just doesn't get any better than this! Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in High Society

It was full of great old Jazz, can you tell I loved it!

I hooked a bit today

And because our freezer door was left a tiny bit open on the hottest
day of the year and everything defrosted ugg..
I have tried to bake and use up as much as I could out of the freezer. Thankfully I had cooked out of the freezer most of the week before so really not a lot was lost.
I do write in a diary nightly and the rule is it has to be positive. I started it when husband was sick and it kept me sane.
Some days there is so much to be thankful for but other days, I am thankful for getting through the day in one piece.
I am looking forward to next weekend as we will see my sweet family for the whole weekend how I have missed my daughter, sweet B and my son in law!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Bloom Where You Are Planted.....

I know that is a tired old saying. But a while a go we toyed with the idea of moving closer to our sweet B. We only have one daughter and one grandchild, they live a hour away.(I know I know it could be worse.) But by the time we see her again 5 weeks will have passed. But.....

I drive only 5 minutes to work and I have 5 more years of work, so
it made no sense to make the move at this time. So we stay and bloom. Last week we hiked to watch the full moon rise over NH. I will tell you coming down in the dark was a bit creepy yikes!

We went to a concert in our local common.

Took a little hike today to profile falls, yes those people at the top scare the you know what out of me.There is a large swimming whole at the bottom and no they can not jump or they will die.

We jumped in the kayak and headed for the blueberries on our favorite pond. We hit a honey hole of beautiful blueberries. We ran out of containers so we had to head home. I am cleaning and freezing them now. I made blueberry scones this morning, with fresh coffee such a great way to start the day.

We have been in the heat and humidity. More than is normal for us
last night it broke and whole hail! I thought it was coming through our skylights.
I hope your week was a good one and you got to enjoy a piece of the summer.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

It Is About The Little Things.....

Sat morning we headed out with friends for a garden tour
put on by a local garden club. While the gardens were beautiful
It was all about the settings. Yes this is what this house looked at everyday.....sigh....

This is a little section of garden by their back deck so lovely

We spied fairy houses at some of the homes,so lucky to have a fairy living near by..

And while there were so many beautiful gardens, I came home to mine. This is by the back door nope no fairies living there.

This is a rare selfie and it makes me laugh, we look so serious. We were on kayaks,I think we were trying to figure it out and forgot to smile.

A great paddle with Loons and their babies coming so close I could have touched the babies. I just sat as still as I could and they swam by, the little babies are a ball of fuzz and make little noises all the time. Pure joy to be so close. One of the adults saw me and started calling I was a bit scared as they are big birds and could hurt me if they wanted,but I kept very still and they forgot about me and continued to dive for fish.

Every Thursday is farmer's market day. A young man was selling his mushrooms so fun to see how he grows them. He is turning his family land back into farm land. He had such a big smile on his face when he was telling me this.  

I got Deanne's new book in the mail and I have spent some porch sitting time reading it. A wealth of information.

I feel the world is spinning out of control, my heart is so broken. So we are staying close to home in our little tiny town and do the things that make us happy. We have found the little things make us the happiest a good meal, a good walk, a paddle on a pond, and great company of family and friends.
I hope you are all safe and finding your joy.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Ruby

Summer is in full swing here in NH. Lots of porch sitting..

Concerts on the town common and as always thrifting.

I have taken the best part of 3 days to really clean out my spare room that I use for my wool. I had a car full to take to the thrift store, and really while I was there I had to look around. Lookie what I found! 3.50 for both no cracks perfect in everyway! so happy!

I have also acquired a new hook for my collection thanks to my sweet friend.

My bowl is getting full of great hooks.

I think I have lost my hooking mojo.
Nothing seems right to me, I pull out more than I put in.
So I have found the ruby beholder. It is a tool to help
with color planning. I am hoping it helps me because I need help!

It is mostly used by quilters but I was told a long time ago
it can be a help color planning a rug, we shall see.
Have a great week.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Home From The Beach

We are blessed with wonderful friends who own a beach house
in Maine, You can't get any better than this...

The sunset from the back decks were lovely this is reflecting in the
river in the back.

We ate and drank very well.

We headed to Kennebunk for some shopping. I though this boat
full of flowers was so cute and they were all over town.

Well since we were in Kennebunk I had to hit camp wool
They have moved just up the street from where they were before and what a good move. Lots of light and space. Of course I bought a bit of wool who wouldn't?

We hit Bentley's for lunch it is a biker bar, but lunch time is very
mellow and the food is great. Husband had a great time.

I took an extra day off so I had the day to
weed the garden, clean out my spare bedroom and get caught up
on my laundry. Back to work tomorrow.
I hope your holiday was a good one.