Monday, May 19, 2014

Rain drops keep falling on my head... **edited**

 I am the rain gently patting the rooftop
 The drop sliding down your window
I glide past the glow of your lamp
Clinging to the warmth of your fingertips 
as they press against the glass
Losing grip
 I slip away
 Christy Ann Martine 

It was a steady rain all day Saturday...creating a nice, relaxing pause in this busy life. It heightens my awareness of the simple things... The glow of candles,

the sweet smell of wet dirt or fiddle heads boiling in the pot,

the pleasure of cooking and baking....
Beef ribs slow cooked on the grill

Raspberry cobbler from the oven.
My family pokes fun at me for posting my food pics on FB; I tell them I am just proud of my cooking skills that comes from a great lineage of women in my family. 
We CAN COOK... Mmm, mmm. 
If I do say so myself. ;)

Sunday have us a break in the morning. Chewie and I watched the birds, squirrels and chipmunks feeding and scurrying around the yard. 

Then the hubby and I took the hound for a walk before we headed out to place flags on the veterans graves at several town cemeteries. 

We feel honored to participate in this service.

A few nature snaps...

The rain brings life.....

I got ye olde sewing machine out to put the finishing touches on my giveaway piece.

 I am pleased with the final out come, as modest as it may be. Simple sometimes is the best. ;) I am saving the final reveal until Chris gets her package.

Home with a bit of the crud today...been fighting it since Friday but last night it kicked my butt! 
Hoping next post to share some other progress snaps with a few Caribbean cruise snaps randomly tossed in throughout many posts. Maybe a Caribbean snap at the end of each post to keep my vacation lasting through the next few months until we head to Williamsburg in the fall to hang out with the Navy Girl and the In-Laws. It will be a fabulous time.

In closing I want to share some exciting spring news....we have new neighbors!!

Looks like they are getting settled in. I hope they enjoy their stay. ;)

Keep on stitching and fighting the crud!

P.S. Need your input... I see lots of visitors but not many comments. Is this due to the robot monitor? And if so I have lost track of where to change that since the last update by blogger. I do appreciate your feedback. :)


Von said...

Sometimes a rainy day is soothing to your soul. :)
As to the robot monitor, I have to admit I'm not a fan and do not always comment when I might have without it, especially when reading on my tablet. I have the comments on my blog moderated without the robot and haven't had a problem with a lot of spam.

Margaret said...

Sounds like a relaxing weekend. Bummer on being sick though. Hope you feel better soon.

Barb said...

Sure hope you are feeling better! Sounds like you had a nice week-end in spite of the crud. I love your new neighbors!

Kim said...

I hope you fight off the crud. Not a fun time of year to be sick when you just want to get outside. I just got some fiddleheads this weekend. I love them. It's a shame they are around for such a short time

Chris said...

Good Morning P.J.! I hope that you are feeling better this morning.
It is so great that you marked the Veteran's graves. Memorial Day is such an important holiday in the Northeast. When I moved to NC i was shocked that many people did not get off work and there are only a couple of parades in the state.
Your cooking looks amazing..I post lots of food pics too.
Get plenty of rest this week so you can get rid of the crud!

Kimmie said...

LOVE all your pics!!!! Even the rainy ones! :)

Gayle said...

How fun to attach a birdhouse to a pitchfork handle - you can move it all around the yard! I'll have to remember that....