Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother May I?

No, it's not May yet, but it's close enough. According to something I read in The Boleyn Inheritance last night, May is a time for putting off old things and taking on new ones (a la Henry VIII and his wives.) For me, it's more a matter of taking on something old again, but making it new. Again, close enough.

"Chateau Sur Mer"

We took our first actual vacation ever this year. Yes, we've taken time off to go visit family and friends before, but this was the first time we've ever gone somewhere just for the sake of going there. It was SO relaxing. Our destination was a beach house on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. (Yes, there were a LOT of stairs!) I'm not going to wax eloquent about it. I'll just post some pics now, and probably some more in future posts.

Hatteras Island Lighthouse

I'm getting back into the swing of normal life again, which (in my usual style) involves trying to do way too many things at once. One of my goals is to make a set of alphabet beanbags for Craft Hope's donation to the Liberia Orphan Education Project. It's a great project to get the kids involved in, as the sewing is very simple. I plan to use stencils from Dick Blick and fabric paint to do the letters. Looking online, I was despairing of finding anything affordable until I found those, and joy of joys, MuNKi can pick them up at the store in Detroit on a work day.

Prawn woke up barfy today. :-( I had her make a nest on my bed after a bath, and Enya immediately decided to keep her company.

Kitties make even pukiness better!

She just woke up, and is feeling a lot more chipper. Never underestimate the value of kitty therapy.

Kitty therapy x 4 = WIN!


Anonymous said...

Cats make everything better, except attempting to cook in a small kitchen (or a large one probably). Congrats on the vacation! It looks like it was very relaxing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're back, hi! And with photos, no less. I've always wanted to go to the Outer Banks since I read a series of novels set there. It looks glorious.

Candace said...

MuNKi - That would seem to be true. >^_^<

Domestic K - (Your rapper name! ;-) ) At least they're willing taste-testers, though. And they're good judges of when meat's gone off.

MacCandace - I am, indeed! And your photos are as inspiring as ever. :-) My biggest photography wish right now is a macro lens, since I'm drawn to taking a lot of close-ups.

Anonymous said...

Hm, does that work for dairy too? I'm reluctantly eating some yogurt that's past due. The cats wouldn't touch the little bit that was left on the lid.

Candace said...

It might! I always eat yoghurt past its date, though. :-P