Friday, September 9, 2011


Summer arrived in the Pacific Northwest in mid August, and it is still here, hot and heavy.  I'm a true Native of Washington, and dislike anything above 75 degrees, unless I'm in a dry climate or a Tropical one.  Fickle, I know.  But when it gets over 80 degrees here, I am miserable.  But hey, the flowers love it.  As usual, I am missing my battery charger for the camera, and cannot get updated pictures of the garden.  It is amazing.  Flowers love heat and humidity.

I have been busy and distracted by a number of things, and have not been posting.  I have resolved to get back on my blog and get this updated.  Here are a few of my distractions:

First of all, I was having some terrible headaches and other symptoms which led to a CT scan and an MRI.  Then you worry and wonder.  Fortunately, they found my brain and it is healthy.  My assessment of it all is withdrawal from some antidepressants I have taken for 20 years, and stress.  Duh.  I lost a dear friend the other day, and my body went into grief mode instantly, and I slept for about 48 hours.  I hope I can function today, since I have to get ready to return to the Market tomorrow.

Secondly, my brother, the dufus on the left, got married last weekend.  Fortunately, he changed clothes about 15 minutes before the ceremoney, which took place in his back yard.  I was in charge of the food for 22 people.  My new "gentleman friend" took on the assignment of cooking the steak and lobster, so my job got alot easier.  It was a lovely day, a beautiful ceremony, and a wonderful blending of families.

Thirdly, I have a major distraction in the form of a man.
There we are at a friend's house, after a delicious Vietnamese meal.
The circumstances leading up to my meeting T are too many and amazing, so I will just leave it at that.
My goal today is to find that darn battery charger, and to get prepared for Market.  I'm so happy to be returning.  I'll be there for the next two months.  However, since it is forcast to be 91 degrees on Saturday, I don't think I will make much money in sales.  I'll just be having a great time.


Barb said...

I am sorry about the loss of your friend. Glad you have a brain...the CT proved it..(just kidding)...glad all is well in that dept. I am happy to hear about your new man, he is two look great together.

Pat said...

I am happy that things are going well for you and that your health isn't an issue. I'm thinking you are right that you won't sell many wool hats tomorrow, will be nice to be back amongst your Market friends. Now...FIND that charger so you can take lots more photos for us!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

So glad they found your brain and declared it ok. I solved the battery charger problem - I got two - plus one for the car - that should do it.

Wonderful pictures - you do look happy.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Oh - forgot to ask - are those apples ready to pick yet?

We are going blackberry picking early today - if we can find a good spot.