Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh Those Blissful Summer Days

This has been a magical summer.

I feel healthy and strong for the first time in nearly 8 years.

I love living in this house and in York; I enjoy the beach and take long lovely walks plugged into music. I'm building a shady rock garden, the first gardening I've been able to do in years. I have returned to working in fabric.
And loving it all!

Victoria came for a visit. At 15, she said she'd "always" wanted to surf. So we enrolled her in a class at Long Sands Beach. Here she is in the picture on the right holding the white and yellow board and below.
She is an honor roll student who takes advanced level classes; athletic in soccer, field hocky and softball. And,sh is in school theater events -- several times the only middle schooler in senior high productions. Victoria will return in August for a week in theater camp at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

Yesterday, Larry and I played tourist -- something we do exceedingly well. We took the Downeaster to Portland, the train hugs the coastline and there are nice scenic views along the way. The purpose of our trip was the exhibit, "Georgia O'Keefe and the Camere" that is at the Portland Museum of Art through the summer. A fabulous show! But while there, we walked the Old Port for window-shopping and people-watching. Ate fresh Maine fish for lunch and dinner and boarded the last train home at night. And all and all a really great day!

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