Sunday, September 30, 2007


What does it mean, to try?

According to the dictionary, to try means to make an attempt, see if it works.
I hear a lot of "to try" in the area of maternity.

"I am going to try and have a natural birth" but, then again, there is the epidural...

"I am going to try and breastfeed" but isn't formula just as good? or, maybe I should pump and bottlefeed my milk.

Confidence is everything!

Confidence out ranked knowledge in success for breastfeeding, and I bet that is true in other areas as well.

I AM going to breastfeed.

I AM going to start exercising.

I AM going fill in the blanks.
Stop just trying and DO IT!


I got this link in an email. it is about a trisomy 18 baby. thanks Sindy, it was inspiring.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


The reason I go to Assateague Island, besides the beach, is to see the horses. Here are some we saw. One day, we saw 19 different ones!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thank you, Thank you!!!

I would like to take this time to say a big thank you to Lisa and Mike for letting me hang out at their house and to go places with them! and, another big thank you to Cindy and Bill for letting me hang out with them at and their house.

Here is Mollydog, trying to take over my book, on grandmother's glider, on Cindy's screened in porch!!! Move over poochie!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

the trauma of the tent

I got my tent for the camping trip, but had not put it up before I left for Maryland. Cindy and I briefly got out all the pieces at Longfield Farm and saw how it went together. We drove out to Assateague Island State Park campground, found the campsite and when we got out of the car, were nearly blown away!

Unhindered by the wind at this point, we drug out the tent, put in the poles and watched as it moved around the campsite on its own, even after we placed a couple of the small, metal stakes into the sand. Uh Oh.

Out came the tent poles, up rolled the tent and back in the car it went. And, so did we.

Angela got to Maryland in great time, and I rode over to Pocomoke and met her at the wal-mart. Onward, we drove to Assateague in the dark. The wind was still blowing like crazy. We slept in the Element, no tent was going up.
Here is the area where we were going to camp. Over the dune, the OCEAN!

The next day, we spent time driving from camping area to camping area, scouting out different campsites. We could change once for free. We went from F to C and from right beside the ocean to 3 or 4 campsites away from the ocean. But, the tent went up! It was still windy, but away from the ocean, it was less so. We did anchor the tent to the car for extra stay in placeness! And, here it is....

Saturday, September 22, 2007

home again, home again

Just a quick update and pic from my time away. Angela and I posing as we made our children pose many times over the years! More later....

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I am leaving tomorrow morning for vacation!!! We thought that we would be going to Delmarva Bike Week, but John is not able to get away from work. I am headed to Maryland by myself. Plan on hanging out with family and friends. (you know who you are!) Then I am going to meet Angela (from Conyers) and camp at Assateague Island, one of my favorite places in the world! More when I get back...

Sunday, September 09, 2007

my toes are COLD

just thought i would let the rest of the world know, it is fall in maine. i am wearing my fleece socks, specifically, my sushi fleece socks.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

just what i needed, more yarn...

Here is my new yarn, mmmm. I want to knit the debbie bliss sweater from the Vogue Cover collection, it is the last one on the top row. The material under the yarn is my skirt. I am making from another skirt from Old Navy, no pattern involved! Let's hope it fits! I just have to attach the ruffle and finish the waist. And the sweater of course!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

today is...

I don't have any great post ready to go, so I thought I would see about what happened today in history.

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake, during the Revolutionary War. As many who know me, know, that is one of my favorite areas to visit. As a matter of fact, I will be there next week!!! A little R&R planned on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Assateague Island. I hope to have lots of pics of that...

Today is also the anniversary of Mother Tesesa's death. Not a saint yet, but I bet in the near future.

So that is it for me. Back to the books. I have a test tomorrow!