Often I find the repetition of household chores to be depressing. I just finish washing all the clothes in the hamper, when it is suddenly filled up again. The dirty dishes are washed, when another glass shows up in the sink! So you can imagine my dismay when much of this weekend’s chores were undone.

Some of the work that had to be completed before opening our summer cottage had already been done before this Memorial Day long weekend and only a few chores remained. My sisters and I needed to wash out the cupboards and clean windows. We got an early start on Saturday, because as daughters of a milk man we always get up early, even on vacation.

It is always fun to do things with my sisters, even chores. We joke and laugh and tease each other.  Even squeegeeing windows clean can be fun. There were lots of dead bugs to vacuum up also, but before long the windows were shining. That would have been the time to go relax on the deck. However, it was too buggy. There were swarms of hungry, little flies everywhere. Usually at the lake we have a breeze that keeps these annoying pests away. This day did not have any breeze, so the bugs were all hanging around our clean windows and screens. We did try to spray away these pests, but a lot of it drifted back on the windows. The windows were beginning to look worst than when we started. The next morning when we examined the windows tons of little tiny bugs were laying between the panes of glass. We decided to surrender and leave this chore until next time and hope the bug population has gone down by then.


All I need to do!?

SOL 5/23

As bathing suit weather looms ahead, I realize that I’m not ready – not ready at all.

All I need to do is:

Exercise – religiously

Eat- Healthy

Chew- Slowly

Avoid- Extra Servings

Walk- Daily

Meditate- Stress away

Encourage- Mindfulness

Practice- Patience

Read- Of course

Write- Frequently

Appreciate- Good Health

Enjoy- Family & Vacation


SOL -5/16/17

Six words to say it all! I can’t pick which one to use.


School ending-    Still lots to do!

Sleep deprived. . .      Night worries always looming.

“What ifs” overshadow all my plans.

If only, filling in the blanks.

Summer, a student and teacher refresher!

May 9, 2017 – SOL

Two word sentences!

Teachers try.

Parents worry.

Students fidget.

Books stimulate.

Nature inspires.

Foods nourish.

Graduate dreams.

Granddaughter waits.

Writing explains.

Morning Coffee

Waiting. . .

Impatiently. . .

Slowly breathing,

Stretching. . .

Yawning. . .

Drip . . . Drip . . . Drip . . .

A brown trickle swirling

Aromatic fumes filling the kitchen,

Will this cup never fill?

coffee mug