Tuesday, July 28, 2009

where I was last week this time.....

and where I wish I was today....

Early last week a good friend brought me to one of her special places for a late-morning walk. How she knew it was exactly what I needed, that I had been drowning in all this concrete, and that putting my feet in that water would clear my mind and soul, I can't imagine.
Thanks, S.

Someday soon I will share with you my latest embroidery projects. Things that have me excited and motivated again. It is good, and I can't wait to show you.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

a week in pictures

A few photos from our trip to New Hampshire.
They only tell part of the story...

My nieces playing on the water slide; almost every afternoon
was spent like this. A raft, a kayak and a good friend.

At Nubble Light on the coast of Maine.

A quiet moment on a very still morning.

Our hike to the summit of Bald Knob in the Ossipee Mountains.

A fin whale, 23 miles off the coast of Maine. It was
such a calm and beautiful day at sea.

Afternoon sunlight in a beautiful little cottage. It was part of the
original property where we stayed and was
built in 1920.

A particularly gorgeous evening that warranted more than one photo.

I loved virtually every minute of it and want to go back.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Home again, home again...

I have spent the last 24-36 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that I am no longer on vacation. It has been a difficult return this time around. I spent a week living with 9 people in a big, luxurious house on a serene residential lake in New Hampshire. Surrounded by trees and only accessible by dirt road, I felt truly removed from my normal life. All that mattered was the temperature outside and the battery life in our camera. Kayaking, swimming, hiking, loons, whales, games and photo slide shows at the end of each day. All of this shared with most of my favorite people on earth.

Coming home to such a boring and quiet house has left me at a loss for how to start each day. I am questioning all that I thought was important and trying to figure out how to keep the idea of vacation in my regular routine. The idea meaning have fun. Doing what I want to do as much as what I have to do.

Photos are coming soon. You can get a preview here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


You'd think i was already on vacation by how often I post here. Hopefully my week on the lake will provide enough time and thought for me to devote some of it to this space.