Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday slump.

Today started out to be a tough one......I found myself exhausted, overwhelmed, and discouraged.

But it's amazing what the love and support of family and friends can do.
Even friends I've never met.

First, I got this email from a return customer...........

.".....THE RUG ARRIVED ON FRIDAY EVENING AND WE THINK IT IS GORGEOUS!  THE COLORS REMIND US OF OUR FAVORITE BEACH ON MARTHA"S VINEYARD, IT IS SO LOVELY AND HARMONIOUS.  YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TALENT AND SENSE OF COLOR ...  .................................................
.......YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK GIVES US PLEASURE EACH AND EVERY DAY AND ADDS SUCH PEACEFULNESS AND HARMONY TO SPENDING OUR SUMMERS ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD.  
WITH MUCH APPRECIATION,

JUDY"



 Here's their rug.


It is a lovely, warm feeling, to be appreciated for what I am passionate about.  One of these days, I  am going to get back to it without distraction.

Then I got an  email from my bff, reminding me of stuff I knew, but needed to hear anyway.  That's what best friends are for.
My oldest childhood friend called me on the phone to offer  up some words of wisdom.
One of my daughers called, just to let me know she was thinking of me.
I got texts, and emails, and phone calls, and before long, I was feeling better.
Remembering all the things I have to be grateful for.   A great family, good ......exceptional .....friends.  So many things.

I made this tonight.  It was one of those Facebook things that get passed around.  
There are sauteed onion and garlic underneath slices of zucchini, yellow squash, potato, and tomato.
I only had one tomato.
The recipe called for thyme.  I used fresh basil.
It called for Italian cheeses, I used feta.
You cover with foil, and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, then uncover it put the cheese to melt.

And I was liberal in my use of salt and pepper.
As I am wont to do.
I've always loved that phrase.  Wont to do.

I had it with Morning Star Asian veggie burgers, which I am somewhat addicted to.
I guess it could be worse.

Did I mention that I am just doing one day at a time???  
Cause I am.
Thank goodness it works.

7 comments:

Country Girl said...

I have always said "as I am wont to do." I believe I learned it from my mother. It's a good saying.

Being appreciated is always a wonderful feeling. I hope you know how much you're cared about. Take care, Hilary. That rug really is divine. I love those colors.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The food alone would lift my spirits. Glad you had so many who love you to lift you up today. XOX

Daryl said...

oh that looks yummy ... veggies and cheese ... delish

The Village Queen said...

Beautiful rug, I love those colors too.
And hey, one day is all we get at a time, and sometimes that's all we can manage and that's ok. Be kind to yourself and its ok to ask for help with your mom, that's a hard thing to deal with. Pet cats, that's always good for the blood pressure! Im glad you don't have big head aches to go with this, there are some blessings. Cheers!

Vicky said...

Ahhh- we are birds of a feather! And I think my mouth is watering when I see those fresh veggies- oh yum! So glad you felt uplifted just when you needed it most :)

Hilary said...

Oftentimes (i like "oftentimes" much like you like "wont to do") that's the only way to do it.

The rug is lovely.. the food looks SO yummy. And I'm glad you never lose track of how much you are loved.

Karen said...

The vineyard is one of my favorite places and I can tell you that rug does call out the colors so well.

I love that recipe! Thanks for sharing...

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