Sunday, February 21, 2016

Full of Grace

  • Our weather keeps yoyo-ing from record breaking lows to unseasonably warm.  On those freezing cold mornings nothing beats snuggling under flannel sheets and down comforter for an extra few minutes.  Or later walking the dog in just a light jacket.
  • Filling my last annual prescription for cancer drugs.  I can hardly believe that it’s been over 4 years since my mastectomy.  Only one year to go on the meds.
  • Starting to plant flower seeds indoors.  I love getting my hands in the soil and thoughts of Spring are delightful.
  • Getting a letter stating that the taxes at our lake house are going down.  That’s a first.
  • Working with our local school district to plan a solar farm that will greatly reduce the district’s energy dependence.  This will be my Town’s first solar farm and I am very excited to be part of it.


  1. The yoyo weather is a tad annoying. I admit, would be less if I could indeed stay in bed longer on the colder mornings. Love being able to let the pooch romp when it is warmer.


    Looking forward to plantings going on around town. Looking forward to blooms for sure.

    WooHoo!! to lower taxes.

    How cool is that?! Very cool. Congratulations and good luck.

    1. Lingering in bed is one of my favorite things about semi-retirement. And I never forget it is a luxury few get to enjoy.

  2. I can't believe it's been 4 years! How wonderful that this is the last year for the meds. This makes me so happy it's hard to express. But very happy indeed. :)

    Solar always reminds me of my mother. She was a huge proponent of solar energy in the '70s. Everyone (and I mean everyone) called her crazy. I bet she's having a really good laugh now. Whenever I drive past a solar farm, I point it out to her, just so she can have a chuckle on the other side.

    I want a garden desperately. This sounds so lovely.

    1. I think it is so cool that we can "harvest" solar energy. I just hope we don't try to genetically engineer it.

  3. The weather is broken. We have broken the weather. I imagine it's only going to get crazier.
    So happy for the last year of cancer drugs! Yay!!!!
    Spring is coming! It really is! Plant those seeds!
    How the heck did your taxes go down? That never happens.
    I love the idea of the solar farm! How wonderful and forward thinking. I am so glad that you are involved in the ground floor of that effort.

    Thanks for sharing some good and positive news, 8!

    1. They finally did a re-valuation after 20 years. So people who bought tiny camps like ours, razed them and built huge, fnacy lodges will now be paying their fair share.

      The weather is broken : ( I am enjoying this year's mild winter but I am deeply concerned about what this yo-yoing is going to do to natural plant cycles. Scray stuff.