Sometimes it's good to get out of Dodge.
Even if you have to take the monster with you.
Even though it was pretty warm out, the sun kept hiding, and the overall look of the world was gray.
Or was that my headache??
Anyway, I'm still on my feet, and still taking pictures.
That's a good sign.
I dropped some rugs off at Sweet Cecily, a sweet little shop on Main Street in Middlebury, Vt. I love thid shop, and not just because they sell my Solmate sock rugs. They have so many neat things, and the owner, Nancy, makes the most divine greeting cards. I could spend hours in there. So if you are ever in the area, make sure to get there.
In the summer, you can go out on their screened porch, see it there on the left?? It overlooks the Otter Creek River falls.
We had a nice lunch, one of my daughters, and my mother. We did a little shopping.
I bought some yarn.
YES, I need yarn.
On the way home, we took a drive over the new Crown Point Bridge. It's how folks in the north country get from New York to Vermont, and back again.
There used to be a toll booth, but now it's free.
It spans Lake Champlain, at the site of Fort Crown Point.
Not a perfect day, but hey, you have to take the bad with the good, right?
Listen, don't think that I am a dynamo. Please. Don't imagine that I am oblivious to pain, just practicing my super hero status here.
I am battling a freaking dragon of a headache. I get up in the morning, and am amazed that it is still with me. Every day. So I go through the motions, and get myself going. I go to the studio, and no matter how bad it is, I tell myself to just try to do something.
Get one thing done, no matter how small.
Some times that works.
Some days, it gets better, and I stay.
Some days it just wears me down, and I go home.
L covers the bases for me on those days, and keeps the fires burning.
I try not to let it get me down.
Some days I am successful with that, some days not so much.
On occasion, I go off and try to act normal, have lunch with a friend, take the day.
Some times it's ok, some times not so much.
Have you ever known anyone who longs for a big sharp needle in the neck????
Well, you do now.