It’s been a few weeks since our last Blog post. Mostly for good reasons. We may not have a home yet (we hope to move into our new house in November) but that’s not keeping anyone away.
We had a wonderful visit with Jen’s mom and sister, AND our niece Emma who is in college now, even though I’m sure she can’t be old enough, because in my mind she is still the tiny person who would only eat strawberries!
Minutes after they flew back to Ohio, my cousins David and Linda arrived from San Jose, California, and we got together with some of the amazing writers who join me a few times a week in my Write with Tanya creative writing salons.
Needless to say, there was lots of hugging, laughing, eating, drinking, and of course, kayaking. And we even found time to work, because it really is summer here in Maine.
The streets are crowded on the weekends, and we find ourselves scrambling to keep up with our knitting. I seem to be on the phone with artists every few days, ordering new jewelry and bags for what is beginning to look like a very good year (especially in comparison to the last 14 months…think crickets more than cicadas).
In addition to family, there are plenty of familiar faces (when I recognize you, gulp) finding their way back to Dock Square after a long pandemic hiatus.
The stories are familiar.
First trip away from home since….
Don’t care if the weather’s no good…
Smiles and hugs!!!
And…a sweet surprise for me, “I’ve really enjoyed your emails.”
So, I’ll keep these blogs and emails coming. Sometimes a week or so late, because…summer.
Oh, remember when I said “mostly for good reasons”? Apparently, like millions of my stressed-out neighbors worldwide, I ground my way through the last year. My teeth anyway. My jaw pain finally surpassed my fear of doctors, and I spent all day yesterday going from appointment to appointment. Not fun, but the good news is no surgery necessary. Soft foods for a while. And there’s nothing softer than a glass of wine. So I’ll be fine. See you soon.