The paths were well maintained, the views were refreshing, and the quiet was music.
So come along, I've taken some pictures to show you what it's like, while I chat about other things.
I can't wait until the 14th to draw for a name. The winner is so OBVIOUS, that it's embarrassing.
It's wonderful. I knew she would come up with a marvelous name, but she outdid herself.
So without further ado.........
The winner is Hilary, of The Smitten Image
The tag is already being made at the printer's.
Here it is:
So the FIRST monkey off the production line will be headed to Toronto, with a note to Customs, to refrain from 'feeling' him up.
The first monkeys will be up for sale on Monday or Tuesday, with any luck.
Today was back to work. Weaving to be done. Sewing blue jeans.
Update on HH. It is still my constant companion, day in, and day out.
But it's better. That sounds strange to say, but it's true. I still have days when they are nearly debilitating, but those days are few and far between. Mostly my headache hovers at a 3-4, and occasionally ramps up to a 7-8, but usually not for long.
I am still going to acupuncture.
And I have had my thyroid medicine adjusted, and I am on the mother lode of Vitamin D, since it seems I have none.
And I am still hopeful. Thinking positive thoughts.
I know that HH has changed my life.
Not just the last 7 months, 3 weeks.
But the rest of my time on this planet.
Because how can I ever take anything for granted, after a headache 24/7 since last October??
I don't think I can.
I know now that I am grateful for days that don't get above a 3-4.
I think a day with no headache will be like being reborn.
But because this headache just descended on me one day out of the blue, I will never feel safe from it.
I will always know how quickly it can put me to my knees.
So every day that it doesn't level me, is a day to celebrate.
I learned, years ago, in Al Anon, that acting "as if" was a way to get through tough times.
So I act "as if" I don't have a headache, whenever I can get away with it.
Whatever works, right?
So other than some 'monkey business', I am planning to weave and kayak the summer away.
What about you??
What are your plans for the summer?
Oh, brother, this is getting long......are you still awake??
It was hard to pick pictures to show you, so I am probably showing you too many.
Bear with me, we're almost at the end.
We met a couple of locals on the path, power walking.
It was such a beautiful place to walk.
The ocean was pretty far away, this was taken with my zoom, so it looks closer than it really was.
Thanks for coming. Stay tuned for the monkeys!!!