September 30, 2011

today I had the delight of having our monthly Scrabble game occur in a converted church! It was AWmazing…the light came in from four sides, the ceilings were cathedral height, the woodworking was done by an acclaimed craftsman…our fellow scrabbler’s partner. as well, as in all the homes I have been in on this long Eastern shore, there was a wonderful view..TGIF

September 29, 2011

Can’t do anything until I finish this book…written by my sister-in-law (how cool is that?) and making me see that when we don’t know the bigger picture (the future) when life is in flux, we can be sweating the present….we just need time, though, to get us through riding the trough of the wave and get us back onto its crest. (can you tell I live by the sea?) You’ll understand better if you read the book yourself… 🙂

September 28, 2011

Our “funky” (his favourite word) neighbour, Richard, ever so proudly erected the signage he made himself! for his 1800’s home. The word is Hawaiian for “the rocky promontory” , and thus describes the land the home is on. It was wonderful to follow the work from concept to completion, and delight in Richard’s delight!

September 27, 2011

today this Munchkin turned 2! To may amazement and joy, I have been present at the birth of all five grandchildren, and intend to be there for the 6th in December. I am so grateful for Skype allowing me “real time”, and email, for letting me instantly receive photos, to allow me to feel I was nearly close enough for a hug today… kisses to you Finn.

September 26, 2011

Another beautiful day in September. For anyone wanting to visit us, this is the time of year that’s most magical. Friends, dogs, and I went to Conrad Beach today, pretending that we had all the time in the world. The plovers were just being themselves. Note to self….

September 25, 2011


I love having friends from Ontario over to discover our new lifestyle..though we’ve been here 8 years this month we still feel the thrill of sharing our surroundings with those who have been involved with us in our “old” life. Old friends carry a history of our lives from another time, and are therefore an important touchstone for us, and we for them.

September 24, 2011

it’s always a delight to start the day watching the deer frolic — they come in pairs, and today there were two who leapt about like puppies. They spent time eating apples off the tree next door, then played hide and seek in our wild front yard. A lovely set up to the weekend.

September 23, 2011

this is the current norm when Drea is over…she on her Iphone, Frank learning new things from her…the sharing of the moment somehow makes up for this current media invasion. The face to face conversation becomes often the over the shoulder lean in conversation. But conversation it still is.

September 22, 2011

part of today’s hike included going backwards down a cliff, clinging to a rope, to get to the base of a waterfall…I still feel exhilarated from the fear and the joy twinning together during that adventure. I’m not a natural athlete, but hiking has given me wings!

September 21, 2011

out for a two day hiking adventure, cottage overnight. The hikers in the group are into their 80’s, and all share just such a love of nature, and a desire to see the world off the beaten path. Belonging to this group has enabled me to discover so much more of N.S..and I’m so delighted with that, and them.