Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August: The Longest Sunday (if you're a teacher)

My summer break is rapidly coming to a close and while I know I will complain about all the projects I didn't complete, I have definitely enjoyed my summer.  I've spent so much time outside, either working in the yard, or improving my skill on my paddle board, or simply sitting in the beach and relaxing.  The inside projects I had planned will have to wait for cooler weather.
I think I mentioned on my last post that I had started my Rhinebeck sweater, the Fern and Feather pattern.  Although I've progressed further than this photo shows, it at least shows the colors I chose.  I'm almost finished with the color work section, and would have been way past it had I not made multiple re-starts due to multiple errors, none of which were the pattern's fault.  No matter, I'm good now, and it should be smooth sailing from here on (cue the ominous music).
I went to a crab cracking party last month that a friend of mine gave, and it was so much fun; the quintessential summer party.  Crabs, beer, and corn on the cob, with lots of friends sitting around outside until late at night.  So much fun.
The beach looks like this so many of the days I'm there, but it never gets old to me.  My oldest daughter, Meredith, visited the week of July 4th, so I haven't traveled to NY this summer for the first time in many years.  She and her husband are moving to a new place in their same neighborhood this week, so I'm hoping to visit over Thanksgiving to see it, especially since they will have a guest room for the first time!
And here is my love, Gracie, sitting in a slice of sunshine, despite the summer heat.  Take good care of yourselves, my dear ones.


  1. I'm so glad you had a Good Summer! It sounds like it truly was The Summer Of You.

    That party sounds and looks delicious. Is that Old Bay dusting that crab? YUM!

    Here's hoping that your Re-Entry to Real Life is not too bad.

    1. Good eye, that is definitely Old Bay on the crabs! The only way to eat them, along with cold beer. And yes, I agree this was a summer all about me which meant as much beach time as I could get. So nice. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Your cat is too cute! My cat loves hanging around in the sunlight as well. Thanks for the share, have a fantastic rest of your week. Keep up the posts.

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  3. Rose - you just sound so wonderfully HAPPY! I'm glad this has been a good summer for YOU...doing what you want, when you want. The crabs look delicious! When do you start back to school? Love the colors you've picked for your Rhinebeck sweater and that is such a pretty pattern. And Gracie, of course, thanks for that sweet photo.

    1. Thank you, Vera, I am so very happy and contented. Lots of sunshine and beach air I think, along with good friends. And little or no drama. Two weeks left, but I think I’ll be ready, even though I’ll miss my freedom. Hoping to blog more as I miss it, but the WiFi situation and blogging app has really been an issue. I’ll keep trying though!

  4. You look so happy Rose, so nice to see you are enjoying your summer. We are back to school on Monday, yuck!

  5. Sounds like a perfect summer. Very restful. The opposite of my crazy summer that started with surgery and ended with a whirlwind of travel. I will not be very rested when school starts, but adventures are good, too.

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