Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sisters Yearly Traditional Trip

Once a year my best friend and I take a girls only trip. No husbands, no kids, just the two of us. Oh, my best friend is also my precious only sister Leslie. We live in different states and miss each other terribly, so we look forward to our sisters trip every year.

We have been all over the country, from Santa Barbara to New York. And each trip has been special in its own way. We catch up on all things that we have been dying to tell each other. Les and I tell each other everything, keep each others secrets, usually have one argument and laugh until our make-up comes off and our bellys hurt.

Well this coming weekend we meet up in Portland, Maine and drive to the coast and catch a boat for the beautiful island of Monhegan. It is located ten miles off the Maine coast and is a slice of heaven. No cars, very few people and not a lot to do except BE. We are taking our paints, journals, cameras, hiking boots and books. This beautiful island sits in the middle of the Atlantic ocean with a population year round of about 65 people. No cars. No paved roads. Les and I are packing in our back packs. DH says he has no interest whatsoever going here and likes that we are not going to New York again. That one hurt the wallet for a while. Perfect for me and Les!!  Four nights of peace, quiet, conversation, beauty, family and doesn't get any better than that.

...more pictures to come!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It Is All Getting Better

Okay, I feel old. Yes, I am an empty nester. I am having to learn lots of new things. Things I did not ever even consider. For example:  Tonight I fixed supper for DH and I. It was too much food. We will be eating left overs for two more days. Let me correct that...I will be eating left overs for lunch. DH is not big on left overs. I notice lots of little things like that.

It is very quiet around here. I have been trying to stay busy every day, but there still comes a time of extreme quiet.

It has gotten better. I was thinking it was going to take a really long time, but we are adjusting a little bit each day. It helps that Savannah is happy as a lark. Friends and family are very supportive since most have gone through this at one time or another.

One thing that helps is we usually have a day to look forward to. Seeing Sav, going on a trip, dinner with friends, a new movie coming out, seeing extended family soon, etc. Anticipation is a good thing.

I have been getting new ideas every week of things I want to do with my life now. I pray for God to put the right something in my path.

I refuse to sit around and mope. Life is beautiful today!