Crazy as a Loom

Monday, October 15, 2012


If I had my druthers, I druther live on a mountain pond.   I love the quiet, pristine waters of a smaller body of water.
But there is something oh so special about the ocean, and the beach.

Walk with me, isn't it lovely?
It was really windy, and there weren't an overabundance of people.  I love walking Roy here, cause there's nothing to interrupt him.  Nothing to raise his leg on, nothing to sniff, so he is just WALKING.

And a few days away is an opportunity to eat some awesome food.  How about a little shrimp, broccoli and penne pasta??
It was SO good.

But back to the beach.
It was peaceful, and calming.  I found that for once I was walking the beach, and not thinking about anything.  No lists of things to do.  Just walking for the sake of it.

I feel like I have been yanked back from the edge, maybe one I made for myself.

How about an omelet???
Mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and cheese.  My fave.

I am not saying that I will be suddenly a sedate, older person, content to rock my life away.
No, not at all.
I don't think that's in my future.
I do think that I will be happier with me.
I already am.

I certainly won't squelch the crazy, impulsive qualities that make
And DH knew that when he saw me wheeling my "first" shopping cart out with rolls of fabric.

You know that shopping carts tip over forward when loaded with 100 lbs of fabric??

We ended up with nearly 500 lbs of fabric.   I wanted more, but I will settle for this ............for now, at least.

Roy says:   There's just enough room for me, Mom.


Mary said...

Is Roy's tongue sticking out?

Marsel said...
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Marsel said...

Now THAT vehicle is clearly packed by someone with their priorities straight...tons of fabric with a suitcase or two on the side! :)

Country Gal said...

WOW ! that's a lot of fabric ! I am glad you took the time to walk that lovely beach and just let your mind and body go with flow, good for you . Wonderful photos . Glad to see you simply enjoying life ! Have a good day !

DJan said...

Those beach pictures are filled with peace and tranquility. Finally! It's on its way, Hilary. :-)

claudia said...

I guess this means I should spend more time at the beach near me. The only thing with this beach is that there are throngs of people. Still it can be made peaceful if I just put my mind to it.
Roy looks like he's not ready to return home yet!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh the peacefulness of walking along the beach. Everyone should experience that.

<3 Roy

Anonymous said...

I am on a mission to live much closer to a beach. What are you making with ALL that fabric? More rugs?

Susan said...

I felt calmer just "walking" with you on that beautifully, quiet beach. I feel my life is missing the serenity we so deserve, but I'm learning with your insight. Thank you, Hilary, XOXO

Karen said...

oh, he is just adorable.

And Hilary... you sound wonderfully peace. yes.

moosecraft said...

lol! Love this post... peaceful.... ooooh yummy! .... peaceful.... ooooh yummy! ..... peaceful..... fabric!.... and then peaceful Roy! Smiles to ya'!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

All I can say is Bless Your Heart!
From the serenity of the beach to the madness of shopping for fabric!
I am smiling.

Anna M. Branner said...

What a lovely place! And the key, that I know you have found, is the balance between calm and in the moment, and planning for new projects.

THAT is a fantastic fabric haul. :)

Daryl said...

you made me hungry, want to go to the beach and to shop .. maybe not for fabric but still an inspiring post!!!

Acorn to Oak said...

What a beautiful and VERY BIG beach. Looks like a wonderful day and trip. Looks like you scored a great deal on fabric too. :-)

Cait Throop said...

Love the new balance!! Time for yourself plus creativity!

Hilary said...

Lovely... you can hardly tell that it's no longer summer when you look at the beach. And I'm thinking that Roy doesn't look very pit bullish...

Rita said...

LOL! Love his tongue sticking out! What a great haul and a wonderful beach. Great post! :)

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