Tuesday, December 15, 2009

November New England trip

Goat cheese making stop we made in NY

Nov trip to see relatives in NY and NH was fun. We flew up and I did fight a ear issue (baratrama- from being on 7 flights in 1 week ! ) Fluid turned into ear infection so I was not all there but still had fun.
Hung with Chris folks and siblings in NY then drove to NH to see my aunt Barbara.
A few stops in were Shaker Village in NH, Ocean at Nantasket Beach in Mass (Where I use to climb rocks as a kid),Church thrift sales on Sat (awesome finds ! ), Craft tours in NH, yarn dying in NY, Wineries in the Finger Lakes of NY. Full trip !
We also caught a conference in Mass that my old pastor was leading.

After being home we then took off to NC to do thanksgiving with son Corey and his family.Son Joel and his family of 6 came too.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Garden plans

This is a cool web site from my previous client (I delivered her baby about 12 yrs ago ). I so love all she stands for . Very cool. Wish more folks would do gardens......I hope next yr mine will be so nice that everyone who sees it will want to do one too ! I like gardening for so many reasons..Good for kids to learn, good to be outside and moving around, can get cheep organic produce, can help if there is a food shortage, gets you in touch with the outdoors, is pretty (esp if you add some flowers to it - I really like the edible ones) . My goal is to get a greenhouse set up this winter to make my own plants from seeds and to have a fun hang out place next to our new outside bread/pizza over thats 1/2 done. Pictures someday to follow (I hope )

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stuck in the Village

Tues went to Town to help at Craft center and to do SOMETHING else. didn know what hrs were so I was able to drop things off and visit for few min then had to wait at dock for over 2 hrs. Didnt have much to do so wrote a poem......

Sparkle on the water
Sets my heart free
O to be close to the sea
Where the fish will feed
The water heals
Much there do I feel
Simple living seams so close
Cares are left behind
I learn to unwind
sand , shells,seaglass and more
are Gods creative treasures
There for the finding it seams without measure
Then life beckons back to me
Its not all there
Come fly in the air
So back to reality

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another day in paradise

SO far a great Mon Am.Up at 4 am (Like usual here ). Had a nice clean up am. Stuff is all organised thats here, worked on sea glass jewelry, used plarn (plastic bags cut into strips and crochet into stuff). Can you tell I am running out of craft supplies? I will teach how to use it tomorrow at craft center. Nice to recycle but prefer more earthy yarn to crochet instead of plastic !. Might use my sample as a pot scrubber. Walked on beach and met with God (with help from my favorate worship bands and I pod). Then made yummy pasta with fresh basil..Got to love that plant !. Dr Quinn and Little house on the prairie helped to fill in gaps......Oh I also practiced my hoop dancing (hula hoop- Chris made out of pipe for me) Dont really have the dancing down but I can keep it up in the air :-)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Caribbean sea

Looks like I am holding the ocean up in this self portrait. This is trash beach where I got all my pieces of wood/net etc to make gifts for folks.I have been know as recycle queen before.

Looks better in person but you get the idea.

End of day. The raft keeps me away from the sharks ( I hope :-) )

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Adventures in Barbuda 9/26/09

Such a nice day exploring Barbuda .Ist the Beach and caves. Saw Indian Marks on the wall inside. Had to crawl some. Shouldn't have worn a skirt but at least I had my Keen hiking shoes on ! You can really see how folks could have lived in caves. They are right on the ocean and whole hill was made of coral! Don't ask me how that happens ??? Anyways saw many hermit crabs of all sizes and made sure not to step on any. Then off to To Trash Bay which I names recycle bay.(the side of island that trash /fish nests etc land on coral rocks on shore ). Found cool driftwood boards,dried crab shells,fishnet, shells,corral etc which I later  made into cool name plaques when glued all together. Fun gifts to bring home. Then climbed hill to ruins of THE Big house from the 1700 .( Owner of the slaves that lived here.) Like others in the past... found pottery/glass pieces.  Someone here had previous pieces carbon dated and sure enough they are from early 1700 ! Glued some on plaques I made. Will teach the recycle crafts project to ladies in village next week.

Friday, September 25, 2009

..My 1st blog post !

This is all new to me but a passion I have had for awhile. One of those goals in life that gets pushed aside by other things that scream louder. Now that we are in Barbuda for a season part time ..I have time to do this. its kind of nice NOT having a cell phone and NOT being on call after 24 yrs ! Heck we dont even have mail here ! But we do have ocean on 1 side and lagoon on the other. Will post a picture if I can figure out how :-).. I am also finding time to get to know my new Mac laptop (and my husband) better..Well off to sea kyack........