I'm feeling blue today - I think it's all this rain we're getting again! Yesterday would have been my mother's 87th birthday and I was thinking about her all day. Then today because of the rain, I didn't feel like doing anything. Then I got to thinking about all those wonderful summer days we'd spend at our cabin at Shuswap Lake - days of rest and relaxation, fun in the water and lazing on the wharf as it rocked me to sleep in the warm sunshine. The nights were just as great as my husband would build a campfire while I made the coffee (usually instant in those days), and then he'd serenade me with his guitar. I could listen to him sing forever! My favourite, though, was the Animals' House of the Rising Sun and I'd close my eyes and let him lull me into reverie with his rich voice. I don't have too many photos of us together in those days because one of us always had to be the photographer. However, this is us on our honeymoon in July 1973 when some visitors came up to stay a couple of days with us. Those are wonderful memories. I think I'll feel a little blue today as I miss him even after all these years, but tomorrow I'll carry on. Enjoy the music below.
Sunday - feeling a bit less blue and looking forward to the sunshine we're supposed to be getting come Tuesday. I walked down to our local village market and on the way home picked up two movies - Premonition and Miss Potter. They should get me through the evening and I think I'll go visit my Dad tomorrow - take him some Irish Spring soap that he likes and some life savers for his dry mouth. It helps to think of others at times like this.
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.