I am a hot weather lover DH is the cold weather lover.
He loves to play in the snow.
He never wants to go South much to my chagrin but we just love to be together and I have to admit after a few days we both want to be back here in Maine. We used to always be in big crowds in our youth. Crowded sidewalks, crowded pubs and crowded markets but we just want to leave crowded rooms it is like we are suddenly Claustrophobic.
A walk on the beach, or in the Maine woods is so nice, except for looking for tics these days.
I am experimenting so I will tell you my idea in case someone thinks it wont work. I am going to sew some head scarves, just like the Queen of England wears when she is not in a crown, tiara or a hat.
Our NV son wants to go the woods. My friends both found tics on their clothes earlier this week. Our state parks are posted “Deer area , check for tics frequently”
I was told and it makes sense if I wear white knee highs walking in the woods if any ticks get on them I will spot them right away and remove them. I have bought the girls white socks just for when they are in the woods. If they do not want them on-I tried.
I decided since I always wear a brimmed hat, my pony tail has to be down low so it bothers me that the tics might get in my hair.
For the Last weeks I have been looking at my stash of fabrics. I found several yards of lovely textured polyester fabric pale blue and cream. Very light weight and easy to scrunch into a pocket. If I make big triangular Kerchiefs I will be able to put it on my head. It will cover the pony tails or long hair. Then my hat will go over it so if any tics drop down on our heads we will spot them easily. We will be woods walking even in the heat if it comes back. I hope it does because sun beats rain any day in summer.
I have only 3 months of warm sun at the most here in Maine so I have very politely informed DH to stop complaining he is hot.
I know he has a problem with me doing almost all of the yard work but the truth of the matter is simple, I love doing it. I do not care about rough hands etc. I love gardening. Until recently I would not spend money on flowers. I have decided life is short and I am finally wising up to having it my way at last. DH agrees so we can spend on flowers instead of eating out. I love to cook so why buy the food others prepare.
DH said I looked tired yesterday after hours of doing yard work. I think I just looked grubby. He said he would take me out to dinner. I thought about the Norwegian haddock thawing in my refrigerator. I told him it was there and if we are delayed in serving at the restaurant he will miss a show he loves to watch on Sunday nights. He had forgotten his show so I know he was OK with this.
I fixed the fish my way and with our veggies minus any salt or butter, the way we prefer them, he was happy. Happier still when I made him my microwave dark chocolate covered banana with raspberries.
I was in luck, he told me I was RIGHT, Yay music to my ears!!!!!!
Today it is raining so we are thinking of searching for our Anniversary Mug for our Anniversary collection. I am thinking and hoping to go to Bar Harbor with a friend who was born there and has a cottage there. She rents it out in the summer and the people have been there for a very long time, she needs to stop by the cottage and return her library books to the local library. The library is over 100 miles away. She is one of my walking buddies, a widow so she loves company and she tells us all about her interesting life. She also comes up with places to go in Maine and New England. What a fantastic friend she is.
DH is still sleeping so I am just listening to the rain. My flowers were all fed yesterday so it was timely to have a steady long rain shower to get the fertilizer down to their roots. I hope my annuals have a second bloom. So many of our bright perennials are past by now.
I am ready for a nice day out---I HOPE. At least my blog is done.
Pat in Maine.