Monday, October 28, 2013

Please don't ask me to watch your boat....

I have to share this story... It makes me smile when I think about it.  My thoughts for some lazy time by the water on a Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday, was gorgeous out... just think today.  High 70's, a slight breeze... such a welcomed day and weather after the long hot summer.  To me this is perfect weather.  I had gone out earlier with friends and when I came home, I'd planned of picking up where I left off as far as putting things back in order and cleaning... but I sat down and really wanted to be outside again.  If I went out in the yard I would have started a project out there... so I decided to take a ride to the river and see what I could see.  Depending on which area I go to I might see some dolphins playing or manatees logging around and maybe a baby or two.  At the last minute I decided to take my dog, Heidi, with me.  She's been cooped up inside all summer too.

so over the bridge we go...

Checking out the sides of the river there are men fishing on the south side and some cars parked on the north side... so go to the north side.  There is an empty area that will keep Heidi away from barking at people and an area for her to investigate.

So here we are... the river was pretty calm and just relaxing... and beautiful... we parked right at the river's edge on the north east side...  there was plenty of space alone for her to walk around... she couldn't wait to get out....

there were people down further but usually there are wind surfers and such but it must have been too late in the afternoon.   We walked around... she sniffed all the piles of beached grass and of course,  even girls will mark their territory or let you know they've been there!

then this young man comes and decides he'll put this together and launch it right in front of us....

my happy girl
She was quiet while he set it up and attached the sail.  She very quietly made sounds while he was in the water but watched him..... THEN....

He said he'd forgotten something and would only be about 5 minutes... would I watch his boat...sure!

She spotted the gulls and some sand pipers flew that way... He wasn't gone a minute or two when I turned to look at Heidi, a breeze blew and I turned back to look at this boat......

and WATCHED it drift away....

 and away... but I did watch it! I felt so bad but the rope must have been up on his deck  'cause I didn't see one to grab... needless to say he was surprised and not happy when he came back....

It was time to leave.  I grabbed my chair and headed much for my relaxing time at the river... I didn't see any dolphins or manatees. Maybe next time.

I do see a painting coming up!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sometimes I get stuck...

Sometimes, you just have to wonder.  You get your mind set, you think you have  a path, a direction, a goal, and POOF!  the rug is pulled out from under you AGAIN!  But that's life, I guess. Or it is the way mine has been going.

I have been trying to redesign my life for a while.  I was lucky to sell my original art work to be sold on the Jersey Shore.  I reinvested that money into supplies for the batch I am working on and I'm liking what I am doing.  It is a good diversion getting into the 'zone' but lately I have been very distracted.

You may have read:  My life is under construction again...  well, it took a twist and turn again.

After dismantling outside and cleaning up, the home I was going to move into was sold from under me.  I was told I had a month, but more like 2 weeks later it was sold and someone moved into it.  I've been on a bummer since.

There is another one that would be even better but I don't know what to do about it...

I started writing this post, but was stuck and stayed stuck  long enough.   So this is what I'm doing now... and the motivation behind it.

I haven't been {home} to Long Island in about 2 or 3 years to see my family SOOOO everyone is coming down to Florida the weekend after Thanksgiving.  They are all flying into Orlando and spending the weekend at Disney and then heading over this way.  I am very excited and can't wait to see everyone!  

As many of you know I started allot of work inside and outside.  I had to undo allot outside when I thought I was moving and put everything inside on hold and left in a mess.  Well, yesterday I started picking up the pieces and putting things back together again.  I don't know if I will ever move but for now this is 'home' so it was overdue being home again.  I started in the living room because that was the room I spend most of my time in and it was a shambles.  I had moved things to move the washer and dryer in to redo the hall floor and just never moved the living room back together.  So yesterday I did... almost... and today I continue.  From there I'll take one room at a time and clean and set up... Before I know it, they will be here and that way when my family does come to visit I don't have to be mortified!!!

My life is still under construction!!!

Sometimes I still wonder.... I am hurting today and taking it so much slower than yesterday but mentally I am in a better place and taking it one step at a time.  Let's see how the journey goes.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Don't you just love unexpected gifts?

I do.

I guess I missed a post on Facebook, which is actually easy for me.  I received a private message last week that I had won a give-away and won a mermaid necklace from  wellfleet marine retail store !  I thanked Jill and gave her my address and forgot about it.  

My mind has been so very pre-occupied... am I moving?  am I not?  Is all the family drama with my nephew quiet?  My family is coming to Florida after Thanksgiving and I am very excited about this but... where do I start preparing?  My phone and computer were working erratically so??? 

I finally checked the mail, and lo and behold a box.... with a cute mermaid and baby sticker on it!!

As I walked home, across the street, I marvelled at the mermaid with her baby.  Besides thinking I should live a mermaid's life, I have been painting mermaids and always trying to make each one a little different.  I am working on a canvas that is a mermaid watching my sister's family on the beach.  This really caught my eye and my imagination.

When I got inside I started ripping the box apart......

This is what I found!!!  It is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it proudly!!  It is so pretty, a mix of copper and brass with a pearl on a leather necklace!  The only reason I haven't worn it yet is because I've been in painting and cleaning clothes and a holey t-shirt!  As much as it would dress up my current outfits, I want to wear it and feel special.

This one is a little blurry but....

One of the great things about receiving a gift like this is not only can I tell you about it but I can tell you about the company that sent it to me.  Being from Long Island, I have had the pleasure of going to Massachusetts a number of times and only wish I'd known about wellfleet then.  The fun part of the Internet is I can still and will shop there now... and so can you!

They have a web site here.   You can  SHOP HERE.  You can find Home Decor, Jewelry, Kids Stuff, Bath and Body... and of course Mermaids!

I love to get books for the kids in the family, and I love to get stories that relate to something and have some meaning.... Wellfleet has a wonderful selection of  books here.   And in the kids stuff too.

What about a couple of hooks for towels, the dog leash, coats, pot holders... the possibilities are endless....


or a candle with their cute logo mermaid:

As you can see, they have a wide variety and I am sure if you see sometime on their Facebook page, you can call and order it to be sent too.

So, go over and check them out.  Spread some love over on their Facebook page and remember: