Introducing….Thursday Q & A

Introducing….Thursday Q & A

I'm ready and waiting...

I love that everywhere we go, we find that people are interested in this lifestyle we have created for ourselves.  Most of the time, questions are asked in person, or via e-mail.  I would love to keep the conversation going here, where more like-minded can participate.

Do you have any questions or comments for us today (whatever day it happens to be) regarding home and pet sitting, travel, writing, or living simply?  How about working from home or the road?  Good!  We’d love to hear them…

California Girl Visits New England!

California Girl Visits New England!

Shopping at The Spotted Cod in Sandwich, MA

My little sister isn’t so little anymore.  Em just graduated high school and turned eighteen.  This fall, she heads to Cal Poly for her first college semester.  I am very proud of her.

Mirror Portraiture (one of my specialties). Powder room at the Painted Lady, Sandwich, MA.

For the first time ever, we had real sister time, just the two of us (Paul was working through most of the visit).   I was almost twenty when she was born, and have lived thousands of miles away for most of her life.  However, I am confident we will make up for lost time. .

Shopping for a dress to match the Chucks, Martha's Vineyard, MA

In some ways, we are very different (and for that you have no idea how relieved I am, Em).  In some ways, we are sooo alike!  See below for an example or two.

Pondering & Pontification. Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

Supporting the local market vendors in Falmouth, MA (see pretty new ring).

Working on the golden tan (hee) Onset, MA

REALLY appreciating a good meal. The Border Restaurant, Harvard Square

Feeling Groovy, Sandwich MA

Yup.  The girl is definitely my sister.   The week flew by like they tend to do.  Sigh.  I am hoping to get out to CA with Paul soon…maybe we can embarass her at college.  That would be fun!   Love you, Em.  Thank you for coming to visit.  Now, where’s that little bro of mine?

Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes

Life on the Bay

I mentioned in a recent blog post on Martha’s Vineyard that Laura and I had a lovely time in Craftworks, a shop featuring American artisans.  I could have spent hours going through hundreds of quotes typed onto handmade paper. 

In the end, I chose a few different quote cards to tack to my bulletin board or use as bookmarks.  These were my four favorites:

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Gandhi

From this hour on I ordain myself loos’d of limits and imaginary lines.  Walt Whitman

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.  Edwin Teale

Ordinary riches can be stolen.  Real riches cannot.  In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.  Oscar Wilde

Do you have a favorite quote or two that you would like to share?  Or, an affirmation, maybe?  If so, just click on the comment link at the bottom of this post and type away.  Thanks!

A Friend in Need…

A Friend in Need…

Words of encouragement work wonders...

I have made a wonderful friend here on the East Coast.  Her name is Joyce and she lives in the sweetest little cottage just feet away from the Atlantic.  She is a nurse and a writer and has the most beautiful garden, and super cute grandkids!  She is a big inspiration to me. 

Joyce just found out that she has stage 3 lung cancer.  I am asking everyone that feels so inclined to visit her blog and send some positive web energy her way.  The comments she has already received have been a huge source of encouragement for her.

The addy is .  Thank you, kind friends.

Road Trip – Destination Evergreen!

Road Trip – Destination Evergreen!

Coming Home to Evergreen, Colorado

Paul and I are headed west to Colorado in three weeks (WooooHoooo!).  Taking a completely different route this time (MA, NJ, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, etc. etc).  We are definitely spending a day or two each in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Banks. 

Anyone have any other places en route that they just love and want to share with us?  Can’t wait to catch up with our CO friends towards mid August…Paul is sure looking forward to a pint or two with friends!

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