A Haven for Vee

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Come Saturday Morning

Melissa offers such good advice in her July 23 post that I've taken it twice this week already. And, I'll be taking that advice again for much of August. My parents have requested time at their cottage in New Brunswick so I will be moving to their home to care for my grandmother (yes, my beloved will go with me). It is something that I've done every summer for six years. This way, my parents get some much deserved R&R and my grandmother gets a change of pace as well. All this to say that my posts will become as sporadic as they did when I first began blogging a year ago. (I do hope to sneak in and visit you all from time to time, however.)

Some of you have asked about the storms of Thursday that blew through my corner. I believe that New Hampshire got the worst of it, but they certainly were strong storms knocking out power and knocking down trees (two more gone in my neighborhood). Other than not daring to be on the computer for much of the day, we fared well. Wish that I could say the same of the poor flowers and plants that took an awful beating. I know that weather is making news everywhere and my thoughts are with Texas once again, as well as New Hampshire.

It has rained every day for several weeks now. Not that we didn't see any sun, but precious little and never for the entire day. What a lousy summer this has been as far as weather. This is also true for many of you. I am happy to report that sunshine has returned the past two days!

We may not have oil this winter, but, by golly, we're going to have our local honey! We find that allergies are kept at bay by eating at least a tablespoon of honey every day. See that nasty weather? Weeks of that can keep one feeling a titch gloomy. Lots of reading, lots of decorating, lots of napping, lots of sewing, lots of packing, lots of puttering. Say, have you seen Alison's latest list of puttery treats and all things domestic? It's enough to keep one busy for days.

Soooo, decorating, we've done some. The clock went up in that awkward little corner in the addition and it looks okay. Not sure if it'll stay, but I'm "sitting with it for a spell." A rather large bookcase will be placed along that expanse of wall in a few days, which will mean changes. I'll post about them.

Other than that, rainy days are best suited for reading and napping, which my beloved and Fioré have been happily doing for days. Ah well, nothing like a cat and a husband to provide that wonderful sense of home...they're the best decorations ever.

Have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!


  1. I love your new decorations, oh, the poor carpenter! :) I'm glad to hear you have some sun and your home is still standing! I hope you have a wonderful time with your grandmother, perhaps you can get your hands on some of those love letters that are "none of your business" :).

    Have a wonderful Saturday.
    Kathi :)

  2. Have a great time with your grandmother. We all need a change of scenery and a break in the daily routine. I'm glad to see that you're keeping the carpenter busy and also giving him time to rest.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  3. I loved this post right down to the lovely duo napping on the sofa. It's good of you to give your parents some R&R, and I am sure you'll enjoy being with your grandmother. Glad you'll have company (who is no longer company) on your trip!

    The photo of your bay window with the honey jars in the storm is really lovely. I love honey, and I need to find a local grower here. I know it's really better for you that way. Thanks for the reminder...

    :-) Christi

  4. That looks like a very relaxed moment, specially for the cat!

  5. ahhh such domestic bliss...I love that.

    You guys have a nice visit.

  6. I am so glad you are letting your poor husband rest a little! Have a great time with your grandmother, Vee - your parents will enjoy time to themselves!
    The honey is an excellent idea!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. So what if the storm rages outside...it looks quite peaceful indoors!

    Enjoy your time with your grandmother.

  8. Treasure each day with your grandmother. Elder care is such a hard job and how sweet you are to give your parents a little break. The wood in your addition is sooo beautiful and bookshelves will look great on that wall.


  9. Our summer has been very wet & stormy as well although not as severe as yours I think. I never knew that about honey! I'm going to try it! Enjoy your change of pace with your grandmother, Vee, and thank you for all your lovely comments and visits to my blog.

  10. oh we've had such nice weather the last few weeks here in our end of Canada. . I do hope it continues that way for your visit with your Grandmother. Your honey looks so nice in your window. .

  11. There ahve been so many thunderstorms this summer! I'm glad that you didn't have damage. Let's hope it won't be a bad hurricane season - poor south Texas that already got hit!

    Enjoy your special time with your grandmother, Vee! It'll be nice to have a husband with you this summer to help.

    I can't wait to see your new bookshelves! I wish I could do the same --I'd love a wall of just books!

    Looking forward to getting the apron and I'll let you know when it arrives! Thanks again!

    Hugs, Pat

  12. We have had lots of sun here in Maryland. When the rain has come it's been in the evening.

    The honey looks so nice sitting there by the windows.

    It's nice that you give your parents a break and that you can spend time with your grandma.

  13. I was concerned for NH as I watched the news these past several days. That 'grandmother' that was killed in her home was my age, A sister, if you will. I once saw a micro-burst pass between my house and a house that's about 40-50 feet away. The stunning thing was that for just that couple of seconds, I couldn't see anything between that house and me. I love "Weather", and always have but it can be deadly, in the wrong place.
    Beautiful photo and lovely post.

  14. love seeing the honey ~ i love it & will try eating more of it! the pic of the napping pair is so sweet. enjoy your grama! i know i did ~ but wished i paid more attention to them & stories & their handy*work at that time. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

  15. Have a fun time visiting with your Gran....

    your kitty looks pretty comfy and cozy there ...

  16. You crack me up with the sleeping husband. I noticed he's sleeping on your sidebar too. We've had bad storms too so I know how that feels. So good to see you today. Have a great week.

  17. Vee you are so blessed. I wish my grandmother was alive so I could spend time with her. I hope you have a lovely time.


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