Friday, July 31, 2015

Winter Harbor

These are a few random shots

taken on my recent boat outing

in the Winter Harbor area.

Vacation (wait, did I actually go on vacation?) feels as if it's in the distant past, as work continues to try to kill me remains steadily hectic.  One day this week I left at 6:15 a.m. and didn't return home until 7:30 in the evening.  That's over 12 hours of sitting between the commute and my office job.

My goal for this weekend is to get outdoors and move.  Vigorously. I'm tired of this sloth-like and lethargic  sedentary existence.

I hope your week has been better and your weekend is a great one.


p.s. One sedentary activity I do have planned for this weekend is a trip to Donk's to see John Berry Saturday night. The one good thing about this is I only have to travel 1.37 miles.  Yee-haw.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Cow Point

Last evening, Middle Sister and I kayaked from my house to the mouth of Queens Creek.

On the left as you're leaving the creek is a splotch of beach known as Cow Point. It's privately owned, but on Sunday afternoons many boaters take advantage of the convergence of shallow and deep waters to back their boats up to the small sandy beach and relax in the sunshine.

Cow Point 

Across from Cow Point

My arms were sore at this point.  I don't have much upper body strength, and whatever I did have was recovering from a ropes obstacle course Daughter and I conquered during last week's vacation.

Middle Sister

Although Baby Sis and my parents were unable to join us for last week's vacation, Middle Sister, Daughter, Son and I enjoyed ourselves.  Son could only come for a few nights due to his job at Merroir, but we managed to thoroughly relax and eat well.

Now it's back to the normal routine of commutes and long work days.

It's hard to believe July is almost over.  One blink and Daughter will be in her senior year applying to college.


To read about a childhood adventure at Cow Point, click here.

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Point Light

These are different angles of the beautiful New Point lighthouse, taken from the boat ride I took last Sunday with my friends Glenda and Billy.

This will be the last post until I return from vacation, which we eagerly depart for this Saturday.

For more information on our lighthouse, click here or here .

Have a great weekend and a great next week.

I sure intend to!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Winter Harbor

Sunday morning I received a text from my friends Glenda and Billy asking if I'd like to join them for an afternoon boat ride.

Why yes.  As a matter of fact I would love to join them for a boat ride!

I met them at the landing at Peary, and away we went to an isolated beach just around the bend.

This was only the second boat ride I've taken this summer, and the first time I've been outside for any extended period of time since my surgery almost two weeks ago.  It was a much-needed excursion that was long overdue.

This week is the busiest of the year at work, but thankfully I have a vacation looming just around the corner next week.  So although it will be like running a half-marathon this week, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I'll post more pictures from this boat trip later in the week.

To read about other adventures with Glenda and Billy, click here and here 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Washed Up

This basket was washed up on Aarons Beach a few weeks ago.  These always remind me of picking daffodils as a child.  We'd go through the fields picking up the bunches and placing them in these baskets--which were then submerged in metal buckets of water in the dark, cool barn before the flowers were packed up and shipped off in large cardboard boxes to commercial markets.

Most people around here associate them with fresh seafood, too.

Unrelated to anything thus far, my surgery took longer than I anticipated to recover from. I was expecting to trot back in to work on Monday after a follow-up visit with the surgeon, but he actually wanted me out another whole week. I was lethargic and just generally weak.  No appetite, no strength, nothing.  Nada. Since this is the busy season at work, and we're already short-staffed as it is,  however, I chose to ignore the surgeon's advice compromise and have been going in to work half days.  I race home early and take two-hour naps.

But finally today I'm feeling a little stronger. And I'm eating a little bit.

If I can survive next week, which is our absolute busiest at work, the following week I'll be on a much-anticipated vacation.

I can't wait.

I hope all is well in your world.

Monday, July 6, 2015

More from Aarons Beach

Here are some more shots taken from Aarons Beach.

I'm pleased to report I barely made it, they tried to kill me!  survived gall bladder surgery.  In spite of what I'd heard and read, recovery wasn't exactly swift and easy.  I'm supposed to return to work today, but I'm still taking pain medication which makes me tired, and I can barely eat anything.  So we'll see.

While I was incapacitated, July arrived.  We're now in the seventh month of this year.

Time continues to fly by whether I'm half dead from surgery an active participant or not.