Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Rhododendron Time


It's almost summer here at Dragonfly Pond Cottage.  Lots has happened since the last time I posted.  For one, I have let go of my once strong desire to return to Cape Cod, this time as a home or condo owner. Otherwise I might have gone mad for the trying.  Like the ugly sisters trying to squeeze their foot into Cinderella's slipper.  Instead, I have settled into Dragonfly Pond Cottage with my son and his dog Maddie.

Not looking for pity here.  Just telling it like it is for me at 73.  In the warm seasons it is quite lovely out on this back road.  But lonely too in the winter.  Especially as I choose not to drive much in the winter or anytime really.  I knew the best place for me would be in a village where I could walk to shops.  Something like Orleans on Cape Cod with a bookstore and cafes and grocery stores all within walking distance of some of the in-town condos.

But as is my way I hesitated.  The upside is I can provide a home for my son in this difficult rental market.  The down side is I can go days and days seeing no one except my son and Maddie.

Believe me I have thought of just about every option and tried some and oh well, none seemed to manifest for me.  So I'll have to renew my campaign to keep myself amused.  But right now, its spring, the rhododendron is blossoming, I have a few tomato plants in the garden, I'm painting the kitchen wall and I walk 2.3 miles three days a week.

Hello to all of you I knew before when we all blogged and nice to meet you to all my new readers.  Hope to show up here again soon.  Love, Suki

4 comments:

Mystic Meandering said...

So good to have you back Suki! Have missed you...

sukipoet said...

Thank you Mystic. Glad to see/hear you are still blogging. I dont know why FB seems to have taken over. Be well my friend. Suki

Unknown said...

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Mir Stella said...

Suki - can you afford to rent for 2 months on the cape in the winter? Not the best time, but better than NH I would think. Just a thought. Sending love, Mim