Sunday, 17 September 2017

17 September

the fun....not

my kitchen floors are being re-done on Friday and Saturday.

Everything is everywhere and things will get worse before they get better.

Stove's unhooked (it's gas)

the good....not

my bedroom ceiling had a leak some time ago

and we are having it repaired and repainted.

But, it's proving to be more difficult than expected so....

everything is everywhere and we are sleeping on the couch...

there are drop cloths over the bureau's.....


the random....

I don't know...I can't think straight.

The good, the fun, the random

Friday, 15 September 2017

15 September

Waiting for his favorite part of the song his teddy bear sings. 

Saturday we went into Marblehead

and the boys...well, I'm not really sure what they were doing....

being boys.

Ice cream for lunch on Sunday! 


Gas house beach in Marblehead.

We went there often when my girls were young.

Home...where I am happy to be. 

Friday fave five

Thursday, 14 September 2017

14 September

Joe's hours have changed!

He is now working days instead of nights and he has Sundays off!

It's been so nice getting to spend time with him again.

We've had a chance to spend time with the boys to see Verne

and other family!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

13 September

When the September afternoons are warm

and the mornings and evenings are chilly,

I cut some up some apples and pears

and add them to a pitcher of fresh water

along with a cinnamon stick and a chunk of ginger.

It's a delightfully refreshing and healthy taste of fall

Monday, 11 September 2017

11 September

the random

 Of a Sunday evening....

I glanced up to notice the sun setting

through the windows in the living room

Joe and I were settled in

and everything was all beautiful and quiet.

the good

Ice cream for lunch!

the fun

We walked the old fort on a sunny afternoon

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

6 September

H is for.....home

Welcoming September


Of an evening Joe invited me to sit on the porch a spell with him.

I popped some popcorn and we brought a bowl out.

It was almost as if we were waiting for a movie to start...

but then I heard the waves of the Atlantic on our rocky shore,

and the wind over the wild rose bushes and dune grass,

and I realized that the night itself was the entertainment.


Monday, 4 September 2017

a simple rhythm

We begin a new rhythm here at home

on our rather tiny sort-of an island.

I can feel it stepping into time

with my heartbeat. 

I've always followed some sort of rhythm...

the seasons follow the rhythm of the earth as it spins

and we create a rhythm around that...

first we rise and put the kettle on for tea

stop to admire the sun as it rises over the Atlantic

dress, scrub our faces....

light a coloured candle while we breakfast on grains or fresh eggs

Say our prayers and go to sleep

the pulse of home....

Joe has started a new work schedule.

After working nights and weekends for the past 2 years

he has switched to Monday - Friday from 7:00 in the morning till 3:00 in the afternoon.

Summer is waning....the boys are back in school.

I love this time of year.


Summer corn and zucchini chowder
 with salad and cornbread


White bean shepard's pie
with salad


garlic butter, shrimp, asparagus, and quinoa


Slow cooker lentil and potato soup
with salad and bread


date night


Shrimp and grits
with spinach


seafood fest at home

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Make it pretty Monday

Menu Plan Monday

4 September

the random

My husband goes back to work today after a two week vacation. 

His shift has changed from night to day

and he will have weekends off now. 

It has been so nice to be able to spend time with him. 

the fun


We went up to camp Verne on Saturday and spent the entire day!

I am so head over heels about him. 

He's the cutest, smartest, sweetest little grandson ever!!


the good

My daughter's sweet little family.

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