Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Not much for rambling this weekend. It was nice and easy both Saturday and Sunday. As much as I love a good ramble, I also enjoy down time. Time to relax, prop my feet up, enjoy a Popsicle, a conversation. Master Colby really enjoyed all the extra attention I was able to give him (many, MANY belly rubs came about as a result of my being there almost all day Saturday).
My mom came down for the afternoon Saturday and we walked over to the antique store that graces our little Main Street, aptly called East Main Collectibles. I have a hard time going into an antique shop and leaving empty handed. I found some really interesting hinges which will be transformed into necklaces, a tea cup for a craft experiment I have, and two Victoria Magazine issues!
I'm addicted to Victoria Magazine more so than (almost) any other magazine I read. I remember when it first came out in the late '80s. Then, sadly, she went away, leaving an awful void in my leisure time and a gaping black hole where loveliness used to reside on the newsstand.
Joy of joys, the magazine I love returned, going on three years ago, and it's as good as if it had never left. I still love the old issues and collect them when I can. I had a hard time passing up on all of them, but I was able to pick up an issue from the 1995, the year I graduated (whoops! I just dated myself, didn't I :). It's also the year my favorite author was their "Writer in Residence". I am an avid reader of anything Madeleine L'Engle. Knowing she was published in my favorite magazine, knowing I Have that magazine, near mint condition in lovely plastic casing sitting on my kitchen bar makes me long for a cup of tea, my couch, and an hour of uninterrupted time. Alas, I am at work this morning, but it makes looking forward to my time off that much sweeter!
Sunday was a lazy day also. We lounged around until about noon and then went to Barnes and Noble where I indulged in another magazine addiction of mine: British Country Living. O to step into the pages of that magazine! I would gladly shuffle off and not return! Perhaps I'll take a trip this evening into those lovely, pastoral scenes and lazily wander down memory lane with that old Victoria issue. Now that's my idea of rainy night wandering!
Hope your weekends were good ones!
Cheers and happy Monday!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
My personal wanderings have been kept to a minimum as I've been concentrating my efforts on getting our new loft in order, as well as introducing a new member to our family. He's a handsome four year old named Colby and we brought him home from the adoption "agency" this past Saturday.
We've kept a lot to the Manor, acquainting ourselves with it's creaks and groans and quirks. We've ambled down the streets of our quaint town, marveling at the smallness of the world, the bigness of life, and how nice it is to walk down the street to a fall festival, a car show, a chili cook off, and get free ice cream on a Saturday morning.
I got a lot of brainstorming done for stories and blog postings while I was "away". All of my blogs have undergone an extreme makeover and I hope you'll wander over and check them out. The links are on my side bar. Visit as often as you like and let me know what you think!
I hope you've all had happy travels since I've been away. Be it a trip around the world, or a trip around the corner, there's always something to discover. I've gathered quite a bit of "journeys" for us to take together and I do hope you'll join me as often as your schedule allows. Look for more frequent posts and pictures! Have a wonderful week! I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." ~Mark Twain
PS: I thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for your patience while I've updated and pruned this blog. I hope you find it (and my others) to your liking! Cheers!