11/27/17

Fast Foward

You begin the New Year, January 1, 2017,  and think you have 365 brand new days ahead… Lots and lots of time, Right?

And then it’s like someone pushed the fast forward button;   you look up and December is knocking on the door.

I can’t be the only one feeling this.

 

 

We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving with family and the day after…….Black Friday, nope, no shopping for me…….pumpkins were marching , gourdes was flying and leaves were falling …

Falling and being packed away in plastic tubs.  My day after Thanksgiving tradition is to pack away fall and bring on Christmas.

By the end of the day, my goal is to be 90 % finished. What hasn’t been done on Friday can usually be finished on Saturday.

But, before all of that, Christmas came to the cottage.  

Back at the cottage , not long after Halloween, I was decorating the halls.

Just little touches here and there. It doesn’t take a lot,

 

I’m saving my energy and most Christmas d├ęcor for the main house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And while all the activity was going on inside,

this little fella was watching through the kitchen window

wondering when his dinner would be served.

 

Be patient Kitty, this won’t take long. wink wink

 

03/2/17

Charleston, Charleston

Everything you’ve heard is true!

The flavors, sights, sounds, people and traditions …there’s no other city like Charleston S.C.

A long weekend in February…….  perfect time for a trip to the Holy City.

The weather was beautiful…….hard to complain about that

except, it was so sunny…..not the best for picture taking.

But no way was I going to leave without snapping a few.

The famous Rainbow Row.

The architecture , art galleries, restaurants, and King Street shopping.

So much to do…..never enough time.

 

The battery

One of many old churches ….French Huguenot Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

And all too soon……………It’s goodbye for now………I’ll be back.

02/8/17

Therapy

I read a wise quote………..”The best therapy is taking a break from the usual routine.’

Yes, with that definition in mind, I have had good therapy this week.

My usual routine for months has been focusing on what needed to be done at the cottage.

I needed it to be finished,…. although it’s never finished….,  and that happened last week, jut in time for weekend guests.

 

While a trip to the beach was not part of my therapy, I found other  ways to get out of the routine.

I browsed the fiction shelves of the local library, especially the large print, and checked out a book that promises to be good reading.

 

I wiped the dust off my water color supplies and started working on a couple of botanicals.

 

Working crossword puzzles, not the hard ones, is a good stress reliever for me. The easy ones  give a boost to my ego……making me feel smart.

Shopping hint…The Dollar Store is the place to shop for crossword puzzle books.

 

And this……. Hanging out with my sweet neighbor….Ms. Lena turned 86 in January.

Isn’t she beautiful!

Hanging out with Ms. Lena is therapy to the max. Although we only met 6 months ago, it’s just like we have always known each other.

We’ve all met people like that and having one next door ….how blessed I am.

 

 

We will be going back to the main house this weekend. It has been two weeks since we were last there. In the meantime, I am enjoying my week of therapy.