Thursday, August 22, 2013
ancient history in internet years. I do appreciate that you stop in from time to time to see what's up around these parts.
As you know I was on vacation up in Maine. We went and visited my grandmothers in New Hampshire--lunch with one and dinner with Maggie--and it was a bit of a depressing proposition. It's one thing to know they are aging and quite another to see it in person. In fact, I haven't been writing about my trip because of this in fact. It's just too difficult to think about how to make a jaunty little travelogue with this weighing it (me) down. At any rate, I visited and I should do it more often.
The dude and I went kayaking in the marsh very early one morning, and I would show you the fabulous pictures, but we didn't bring our picture taking devices because we didn't want to get them wet. The good news is after 12 years of marriage, we are pretty good at tandem rowing. We also dragged my mother on the Marginal Way, a paved public shoreline footpath between Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Beach. It's a beautiful pathway, but this is the only photo I have of it. (So go ahead and follow the link to see many more.) And we spent two whole days on the beach. We had such beautiful weather this time! It was remarkable. On the whole, a very relaxing trip. Marred only by the fact that on the ride home, we were listening to a book on tape and I was stitching (so completely engrossed) and we missed an exit. It took us a whole hour out of our way. I was more philosophical about this than the dude, but I hadn't been driving for seven hours either.
As you can see above, the threads I needed to finish the Blackbird ornament that was supposed to be my April contribution finally came in! At long last.