A trip to the sound from my last day on the cape. You can't tell, but it was FREEZING due to a fierce wind.
Melting ice on the pond in New Hampshire. Here are some of the highlights of the two weeks.
Looking at cottages. Finding them overpriced and some of them rather shabby. Getting a "reality check." Really liking one cottage but NOT making a offer. Why do I not leap?
Visiting with my friend A who is so kind and helpful with trying to find me a housing solution.
Meeting with the artsit G and buying several of his paintings.
Playing with Romeo and Juliet.
Lunch out (clam chowder) with a famous Cape Cod jeweler, aged 88. Such a dear man. He brought me an orchid flower from his orchid plant and a Cadbury candy bar. His mother, Anne Ellis wrote the book The Life of An Ordinary Woman about her travels from Missouri to Colorado in a covered wagon!!
This is part ice, part water on the pond.
Highlights of my new enthusiasm generated by my trip:
The little Brattleboro house is gone. Sold or off the market.
It is snowing here again.
I am going to apply to the Stonecoast Writers Conference and hopefully study with Annabelle Thomas for 5 days in July re: memoir writing.
I am applying to Snow Farm for the encaustic weekend in May.
I will sort through Mom's glassware, choose what I want, then call the auction man.
I will look at the book of etchings for tombstones and order one for Mom.
How about you? Do you return from a trip with renewed energy. Inspired and motivated??