A Haven for Vee

Monday, January 11, 2010

Our Weekend

We, John and I, seldom have time away from the house together so it was wonderful to go flea market shopping Saturday afternoon while my daughter stayed with her great-grandmother.

Antsy, I have been; too much at-home-all-the-time. Even Nan has complained of being cooped up. I feel her pain, but she truly can not handle the frigid temperatures, the ice and snow nor do we want to risk her becoming ill with all the flu and colds about. Taking her anywhere is a major effort for all of us, but we shall get her out again even if it looks as if she'll have to bide for a few weeks.

Saturday was a crystal clear blue corker of a day with the temperatures hovering in the teens and a brisk wind blowing. We caught glimpses of our beloved Mt. Washington's eastern face on the horizon across the fields and I thought of our beloved Vermont on its western side.

Coming down from the ridge we found ourselves on the plains where the flea market "open every day except for Christmas" sits beside a pine grove. We wandered about for nearly an hour before leaving empty-handed. Perhaps it was the very first time that I looked at stuff and it was just that — stuff. Nothing that I wanted, needed or even liked. I may be ill.

A quick trip to Wal*Mart proved a boon because we found boxes of candy canes for seventeen cents! Needless to say, we'll be fueling our addiction for some little time.

Yesterday, we had a sweet little visitor come to see us. Her grandmother, John's daughter, brought her and we laughed and delighted in her cute expressions and the way she was interacting with her great-grandpa.

The pastor is visiting today. Isn't it wonderful to have a pastor who makes home visits? It's a blessing to have people come to us since we are so rarely able to go to them. Another one of the many reasons why I love Blogland so very much: human contact...after a fashion.

Enjoy a blessed day!


  1. Oh Vee, what a sweet sweet baby. You two must have loved having this little guest.


  2. Vee,

    She is just precious! Love that little frown worried look. I am so glad you and John had some time to yourselves and got a little break in your care giving. Take care of yourselves!

  3. Oh sweet baby girl Vee. What a state to be so cooped in .. .and I'm so glad you were able to make a bit of a outing.
    Enjoy your visitor today. .. and take care,

  4. I know what you mean about going stir-crazy from being inside too much. Same thing here. It's still so bitter cold, but we went for a drive over to the mall to enjoy the sunshine. It felt so great to get out!

    I know how your Nan feels, but you're right - it would be really risky to take her. I'm sure she understands that.

  5. Wheeeeeeeee, you were able to get away, just the two of you! So needed! Hooray for your daughter, for Nan-sitting. :-)

    Nahh, I don't think you "are ill" because the flea market things looked like stuff. Ahemmm, it is. ,-) And you applied the perfect rule to it all... "Do I want, need or like it?"

    When stuff comes up lacking, why buy it and bring it home? I'm so proud of you!!!!!! -giggles-

    Anyway, it was the time out, to wander around and look at things, which was the 'Treasure' you could bring home with you, for nothing [but gas money].

    Oh what a sweet baby girl! And John "didn't much" enjoy her visit, did he??? :-) All of you enjoyed her visit I'm sure. What a doll!

    A little girl. Oh how precious is a little girl. Mmmm, we are all a bit disappointed around here, that our coming grand, is a boy. Just a tiny bit so. Boys are wonnnnnnnnderful too! Both as sons and as grands. Not alllllll the time, they aren't. >,-) But then, none of us are wonderful, all the time. :-)

    Gentle Monday hugs...

  6. She is precious, and granpa seems to truly adore her too. Babies are such precious gifts.

  7. how i would love to hold that precious little angel.

    i am very inspired by your care for your family. a lost
    connection these days.

    enjoy your boon!

  8. Oh what an adorable little girl. She is the cutest little thing!!!

    My pastor makes house calls too. :-)

  9. What a sweet baby. I have just had my fourth grandchild, I have four girls now...a blessing.

  10. What a precious litte baby! She is beautiful! Sounds like a fun day, visiting the flea market! Hope ya'll are staying warm! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

  11. What a sweet little baby girl1 Spending time with a baby is seeing the future...good for the soul.

    I know how hard it is to be home bound. I was pretty much that way when I hurt my foot and it has been so good to be able to get out again. I'm glad your daughter gave you and John a few hours of respite.

    I think the new year makes us re-evaluate how much we have and how little we need...perhaps that is why the flea market did not have anything appealing for you this time around? I have been busy lately going through closets, drawers and bookshelves and weeding out a lot to give away or recycle. Very liberating! :-)

  12. There is little I love more than watching a man's face as he holds a baby. It softens and is just one of the most precious sights!

    What a lovely mosaic it makes!

    How wonderful that your Pastor is visiting. We are blessed with a dear pastor who is like one of the family. I don't know what we will do if one day we have to have another pastor.

    Oh, and I do really recommend The Truth War. Warren has finished it, I have not yet, but it is so thought provoking about what we have let slide, or worse, about the truths of the Faith.

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  14. What wonderful photos! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  15. It's so great that you were able to get out for a bit! The kiddos have been out of school because of ice and snow since last Thursday and they are abit stir crazy, too. Your little visitor is just too precious! I know she brought a lot of sunshine to your home!

    Enjoy your week!

  16. How nice that you & John were able to get out for a while. I hope it won't be long before your Nan will be able to get out too, but in the meantime your visitors look delightful. What a darling little girl and how wonderful to have a visit from the pastor.

  17. Hi Vee, I am so glad you and John were able to get out for while; just got a smile reading of you leaving empty handed, and then going to Wal-Mart for the candy canes.
    Those pictures of grandpa and your beautiful grand baby just so adorable.

    I hope the weather will soon be warm enough for your grandmother to get out.
    Thank you for sharing.

  18. What a beautiful baby girl! I must say that John certainly doesn't look old enough to be a great-grandfather! Yes, I have had cabin fever in wintertime, but it was when I was a young mom with three sick children. Some winters it seemed I hardly left home at all! I know you are all looking forward to Spring with warmer weather--I know that I am! Have a blessed week! V.

  19. Oh you two must have had such a wonderful day. It's wonderful that your Pastor vists, ours does too.

    Enjoy your evening!

  20. Now there's a sweet diversion to being housebound...having a precious little girlie coming to visit!

    Glad you were able to escape the four walls for a bit on the weekend. Things always look a little brighter when the sun is shining...and a change of scenery can't hurt.

    Hope you had a wonderful visit with your pastor!

  21. What a sweet picture of the two of them...hugs..m..

  22. Awww. What a cutie-pie!

    Cabin fever. UGH. Glad you were able to get out.

  23. Hi sweet Vee!!! I'm so glad that you and John were able to get out a bit and enjoy the day together ~ having little breaks from being a caregiver is so important! John's little great granddaughter is so beautiful ~ and oh-so cautious too!! I hope you're enjoying a candy cane right now :) ~ hugs and love, Dawn

  24. Glad you were able to have this lovely day out and John looks like he is having a great time with his Granddaughter.

  25. That baby is adorable! Love to see the interaction. :)


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