Monday, June 29, 2015


Yesterday was yet another overcast day and there was no sun to be seen. At all. A dark weekend at best.

I can't say I mind the cool temperatures, although it is difficult to plan well. We went to a local restaurant for lunch after church and although I had long sleeves on I found myself freezing to death under the air conditioning vent. I couldn't wait to get back outside where the air was a bit warmer. Just as its hard to know how to dress in this weather, the restaurants don't know how to set their thermostats. And I get it.

Today holds more promise though as they are saying sun shine and warm air will prevail. After a few days of gray I'm rather looking forward to that. Now, if the humidity will just stay away...

Sunday, June 28, 2015


I've been lazy enough lately to be blogging on my iPad and I'm not sure its a good idea. Even though I feel as though I proof every time, I find more silly spelling errors later which are caused by the crazy "spellcheck" feature on that iPad.

The same thing happens to me if I'm away from the house and need to send an email on my cell phone in response to one that comes in and needs attention asap. The spellcheck feature on my phone also makes the most ridiculous corrections and I'm constantly reminding myself to go back and check...and recheck...or things go out with sometimes nonsensical sentences that even I can't always decipher. It's annoying at best.

Today I'm sitting at my regular desktop computer, where I can see quite clearly (without a magnifying glass!) and type more easily. So let's see if I make any mistakes here. If so, perhaps its time to stop blaming my gadgets and start looking at myself....

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Well after a beautiful week of sun shine and low humidity, we are under the clouds today and I have to say it's downright chilly! I had to change into a flannel shirt at noon just to be comfortable!

Not only has the weather taken a turn for the worst, but the traffic is markedly different all of a sudden. Driving home from Southampton was horrible at 11:00 this morning. And for the first time this season I had to wait for a long line of traffic to pass in order to turn left into my driveway. I don't mind the wait so much,but other clearly do. As soon as anyone comes up behind me sitting there they pass me on the right, tearing up the village green and leaving a muddy mess there by the time July comes to a close. Are people really in so much of a hurry that they need to shave 30 seconds off their travel time? I have a hard time imagining that. But it's a sure sign that civility and calm is over for the time being and chaos is taking over until Labor Day. I am bracing myself.

It's not easy living in a resort town. But I suppose it's worth the price.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Looks like we're in for a rainy weekend, but I don't really mind. We need the rain and my bushes will be happy!

This has been a full week and the calmer days will be welcome. One of my grandchildren graduated from pre-school and the older ones have finished out their year. Of the ten grandchildren, on,y three will still be pre-schoolers next year. I'm not quite sure where the time has gone, but it seems as though I was just celebrating my youngest going off to school for the first time, and soon my oldest will turn forty! Sheesh! I thought I was still forty, no?

There are life passages happening at a pretty steady pace these days, with two grandchildren becoming teenagers, a nephew getting married, babies turning into toddlers. It never stops, does it?

Life truly is a big circle....

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Yesterday was a really gorgeous day here in Bonac and today has a lot to live up to. I'm not sure it can match what we've already had, but hopefully it will come close. These are the perfect days of the season, when the humidity is low but the sun shines brightly-no one could ask for more.

School is still in session here but these are the last couple days. No doubt the kids are ready to be done, not to mention the teachers. No one likes being stuck inside on days like these when the world is bright and warm and beckons us outside. It's a little bit like torture for kids-I remember it well!

Once this week is over it will officially be summer for the youngest of our town, and all the fun is ahead. It's so much better to be at the beginning than at the end, those waning days of the season when sadness creeps in and we know it will soon be over.

Yes-we are joyful now as we set forth on the adventures of summer. Here's to a great one.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


So today is one of those picture perfect days we all live for here on the East End.the sky is a glorious blue with barely a cloud in sight, there is a gentle breeze blowing to keep things comfortable, and all seems right with the world. And so it turned out to be a perfect day for a ride across the water to Southold.

I had a luncheon to attend and so a carload of us headed across first the south ferry, traversing Shelter Island in all its summer glory, and then on the north ferry to the restaurant where the event was held. And it was a perfect spot for a lunch meeting: right on the bay side, practically over the water, in a cute little local place with both indoor and outdoor seating. It simply couldn't have been a nicer day. And it's not over yet. Soon we'll head out for a Little League game, then to a nice dinner together, and home for a good night's sleep.

Heaven will have a hard time comparing....

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Flying by

If the rest of the summer flies by as quickly as June has we'll be getting ready for Christmas in no time at all. Wow - what a whirlwind this has been! Between Little League games and end-of-school programs, having company in the house, and our usual lives, this has been one busy time. Of course losing 10 days in May when I was traveling hasn't helped my sense of keeping up with the schedule, but my gosh I hardly remember a time when so many weeks seemingly disappeared from my life in the blink of an eye.

I know I wasn't quite as conscious of time when I was younger so I'm convinced its an old age thing. As we begin to see our lives coming to a close, we are much more aware of how quickly the days go by. Not that I'm planning my demise any time soon. but when you are in your sixties and you know most people never get beyond their eighties, its much different than being in your twenties when you can see your whole like ahead of you with no end in sight. We are all on borrowed time, after all.

I feel time slipping between my fingers, but I don't begrudge the fact that I have an expiration date. After all, this is life and there's never been any other way. But I don't like it when the days seem t go by so fast I've barely had time to appreciate them. I want to slow down a little more and smell those flowers....