Monday, August 29, 2011

after the storm....

Lots of tree branches down
lost power for 10 hours
whiney children by hour 6 of lost power


We did not sustain any major damage
we were all safe
we had soup by candlelight.

My Dad still doesn't have power 2 towns over...he is coming here to use our stand up freezer...I'm hoping he brings ice cream..tee hee tee hee!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Batten down the hatches and hold on tight!

On Sunday we are going to get hit by Hurricane Irene
I don't think this is very nice
I've never done anything to Irene
She needs to stop being a bully

The kids have never experienced a hurricane
and are taking it VERY lightly...if not being a bit of a bunch
of pains in the rear ends.

I'm looking at the dead trees in the front yard and asking
them in my nicest most kindest way to please feel free
to fall towards the woods and not our house.

Do you think they are listening??

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blog Under Construction....

Hi All

the blog is going to have a's going to take me a while to figure it all no blogging for a couple of weeks..and ignore any crazy backgrounds or colors as well...takes me forever to decide what I like :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

humidity....who needs it!

Ugh I feel like slug!!! I despise just drains all the energy right out of my body and brain. I would like nothing more then to just lie on the floor in front of the air conditioning...but alas...the children demand attention. It's nearing the end of summer here, so those nice cool days get the occasional "hotter than Hell" day thrown in for good measure..just so we don't forget summer was around. I don't mind heat..but that feeling of walking around in soup because there is so much moisture in the air really brings me down.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I cannot be held responsible for any emotional outbursts this why below

I have an iffy tummy on a good day...but since I have gotten back from vacation my stomach has turned against me in anger :( so hellloooo elimination diet! yup, dairy is off the menu for a couple of weeks as well as......COFFEE.....I know I shall I survive, it's tough, especially with two other coffee drinkers in the can smell it brewing from every room. I just sit there with my green tea and glare at them hoping that the coffee turns to ash in their mouths and that locusts will eat them (ooh a little harsh, must be having java withdrawl) the sad part is, it's been a couple of days...and my stomach hasn't given me any problems. Matter of fact, aside from the headache from lack of caffine, I feel a lot better. sigh.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

ok...enough rain!

it's been beautiful the last few days...and I've really enjoyed it! worked around in the garden, checked the bees really well (and got stung on the thumb...right through my gloves, but really it was my own fault, i was taking a lot longer than they liked) spruced up the herb garden, cleaned out the chicken coop....and of course today it rains :( which leads me to believe I need these boots.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tea Towel Swap!

So a few months ago Dawn and I got paired as swap buddies for the Tea Towel Swap...which of course we found to be very funny because well, we are cousins and appeared to be the only 2 Americans in the it worked out really well...and who knows me better than her? So anyhow..since I was going to visit her we decided to just swap then save the postage :) here is what she gave to me! as always..i've been spoiled rotten.

aren't these just the cutest?? she made these bracelets herself!!

oooh so many lovelies!!! there is fabulous yarn from her friend Tara's mother's alpaca farm....mine came from a llama named "Quoddy". a delicious recipe that I cannot wait to try (maybe today!) yummy coffee, a bottle of wine (i drank that in no time) some fancy lip balm...'cause i'm fancy like that, a very fallish tea towel that is hanging in my kitchen and looks fabulous and some smell good candle tarts....again, she knows me best and I luuuuuuurrrrrvvv it all!

miss you Dawn :( but i'll see you in a few months! xxoo

Saturday, August 6, 2011

.....I'm back!!!!

Hellloooo All!
the kids and I are back from our wild adventures in the state of Maine! It was a wonderful week of being unplugged from the computer and devoid of texting, facebooking, or any other kind of faux human socialization. Yes, the children actually had to play..and have fun...and talk to each other!
Proof that you can indeed dress us up, but you should question taking us out into and Dawn at Quoddy Head Lighthouse.
My fabulous antique finds! Dawn nearly took me down over the butter churn...but she got a cool antique wash table..
I wonder what the poor are doing?? oh yes Daaaahhhling a little light lunch courtesy of the French Cellar in Machias, a little cheese, a little wine, a little chocolate..ahhh it was lovely, sunny day at Dawn's farm

The cousins at Roque's Bluff Beach...doing nothing in particular.

This was the 72 minute game of Uno..nobody is sure who really won, but they had fun!!!

I left the camera unattended for 5 minutes......

It's called Sunrise County because it's the eastern most the sun rises here first....super.

Canoodling down the river!

This is the view from the house...I know, how I suffer.