Showing posts from 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

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

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!

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
to cool us off.

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

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

The good, the fun, the random

Make it pretty Monday

keeping Sabbath


He silenced the storm and stilled its waves.

Psalm 107:29

Spiritual Sundays
Sunday Scripture Blessings
Scripture and a snapshot
Sunday thoughts

7 September

We spent Saturday at Camp Verne!

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.


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 a…

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.

Keeping Sabbath

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly
and the glory of children is their parents. 

Spiritual Sundays
Sunday Scripture Blessings
Scripture and a snapshot
Sunday thoughts