"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, July 16, 2011

C D B!

See de bee?

On rosa rugosa alba

on Celsiana

Busy times, no matter where I might be. Lots of activity in Concord last week, various meetings and such. A quick trip to Portsmouth yesterday for dinner with our friend Tess Gerritsen and her husband at a fantastic new seafood (mostly) restaurant with glorious view of the harbour. Can't wait to go back! We had a lovely time catching up on family & travel & career news--and eating awesome seafood. Beautiful day.

Having finished inside renovations/updates (kitchen, 2 baths) in the past few years, we're having the outside of the Lodge painted. Power-washing took place on Thursday, and the Chap and I spent a couple of days mulling over paint colour options. The one called Lodge Brown was quiet naturally irresistible. However, we did resist and rather than going quite so dark chose Pine Cone for the clapboards and Hunt Club (a dark green) for the trim. The main colour is a change from what we've got now (Filbert) but the trim isn't. The painters begin on Monday.

Here's my friend the chipmunk, eating the core of my breakfast pear this morning.

I'm at the lake cottage, preparing for our church cookout/picnic tomorrow afternoon. The weather will not only be bright, but also quite hot, so all have been advised to come prepared for swimming as well as eating. The house is full of flowers, I brought bucket of them to do arrangements.

Ruth & Jewel weren't invited to the party. We'll make it up to them.

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