Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


There were loons on the pond most days.
But sometimes they were way across on the other side.  We could hear them calling.
If you've never heard a loon call, you're missing something very special.
My grandgirls loved them, and Ava worked on perfecting her 'loon call'.

She kept at it one evening, and imagine her surprise when they kept coming closer and closer.

After a long day in the sun, the soft light of dusk was welcome.

Being out in the woods, on our own almost private pond, felt like heaven on earth.

A glass of wine, a perfect sunset, what more could you want?

It is so easy to forget sometimes, how much beauty there is all around us.

 I knew once, but had forgotten, how sweet solitude was.

We all needed this vacation.

Things have calmed down here.  DH is home.   Now for the recuperation.

I liked the comment from one of you, that "Stubbornness kills more men than anything."
I have been forced to make threats.
No lawn mowing.
No lifting, driving, nothing but resting.

I am tired, and maybe even a little scared.
And I am not in the mood to deal with noncompliance here.
I have had to turn into Nurse Ratchet again.......why DOES this keep happening???  I don't want to be a nurse anymore.  You know that.
But it was almost automatic.
Ordering an unruly patient around......remember, I worked in a prison.

Happy endings, that's what I'm after.
Aren't we all?

Serenity, there's nothing like it.


Country Girl said...

Perhaps your work in the prison was meant as practice for this. Let's hope the recuperation is not a long one and he's soon back on his feet. Because it's true about the stubbornness.

I love your Maine photos here, Hilary. To think it was less than a week ago . . . yet a world ago.

Cait Throop said...

Ohhhhh, those pictures say it all...I will revisit this entry in the winter and relive my own vacation...sigh...glad he is home and recuperating.

Rubye Jack said...

I'm so glad your husband is better. Yeah, they are stubborn aren't they?
These are photos you can treasure for a lifetime.

Karen said...

Beautiful images!.. that light is like liquid gold.

Hoping DH is quick to heal and also to end the stubborn behavior... although his heart was in the right place.

LA said...

I swear my blood pressure went down just looking at those pictures!!! I know you treasure those memories. I'm so glad hubby is home...he has a great nurse/wife!!!!

Sharon said...

I agree with LouAnn - my blood pressure went down just looking at those photos.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that your hubby is on the mend.

Now for the bad news! I don't think you can just stop being a nurse. It's like being a mother. Once you become one it's a lifetime job.

Remember to take care of yourself too.


Donna said...

just now getting caught up with your news... glad to hear DH is home and recovering...hang onto the peace you found at your pond, looking at the sunset and loons. I know it might have been at his expense but he gave you such a gift by trying to handle things himself...give NUrse Ratchet a break too; it's OK for her to feel scared and not in control!

Deb said...

Gorgeous photos, Hilary. That time of the evening is wonderful with the light. How did Roy ever manage without you?Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your dear husband.Take care of yourself as you care for your husband. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

MarthaVA said...

Gosh, you take the most amazing photographs..just so lovely.
Glad DH is home. Be kind to yourself -the stress could not be good for you!
Think about those wonderful days in Maine.
Thinking of you.

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