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So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I'm re-adjusting to eastern time slowly.  The trip to Washington state was a nice getaway, especially the quilt show.  We also went to Port Townsend, a place I would return to and stay for a weekend or two.  The only time it rained was at night.  Apparently there hadn't been any significant rain for two months. I told people that Georgia took it all and would be happy to give it back.  Did some shopping, of course.  Shipped it all back so I wouldn't have to overstuff my backpack.  Pictures, the few I took, are on my phone.  I'll put a couple on sometime.  Meanwhile it's back to reality.  Y'all have a promising day.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Rain, rain

Go away!  My poor driveway has creeks again and the pond....well we won't even go there.   I went there yesterday early afternoon and cleared the cage around the pipe but, alas, will have to do it again when it STOPS RAINING!!  The only good thing I get out of my excursions down to the pond is exercise.  And forget any veggies or fruit.  It's rained so much that everything is just rotting instead of ripening.  I did notice a few figs yesterday and, if the weather would cooperate, might get to pick some before they rot or the birds or squirrels, ants, etc. get them.  Sigh.
Okay, on a funnier note please remember:  Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.

Friday, August 9, 2013

By the beach

I just spent glorious days in NC with my brother and his new bride.  They have a condo practically on the beach.  Except for some traffic going by all you could hear was the surf.  D and I walked on the beach both mornings.  The first day we went for 3 miles, the second only 1 1/2 miles.  Yesterday morning when I left my legs were sooooo sore from walking on the sand.  The beach is a sea turtle hatching site and one  hatched the night I got there but we didn't see any of it.  D and my great-niece V went the next night but nothing happened.  There are volunteers that go down every night during hatching season to make sure as many babies as possible get to the sea. They even put up a little fence on each side of the path so the babies won't wander in the wrong direction.  The turtles only started coming ashore to lay their eggs in 2010 (if memory serves correctly).  Seeing my brother, his wife, my niece and her daughter was a delight and I hope to get back there next summer so I can sit on the balcony, drink my coffee and listen to the surf.  And, yes, walk on the sand.