Friday, November 18, 2011


I am discombobulated! Each November we come back to Florida and and every June we go back to Maine. Although there are always little inconveniences associated with the change, we have never had it be this difficult. We were delayed a day by the storm. Arrived at the house to have the neighbors tell me that the AC was cycling on and off and the pool was losing water. The new AC ($$$$$) was installed and the pool pump replaced ($$$). I had arranged to have Fios for phone and internet and that took all day and messed up my alarm system ($$). Fish tank sprang a leak (messy and new one $$). We did save the fish. Jack had a toothache and emergency dental services were required($$$). Whew - probably TMI but explains why I have not been blogging or visiting too much. Thanks for listening! I think the beautiful Christmas cactus helped.

I have a fondness for vintage pottery. We did get out and about for a day and I found some for the studio. I have a Murphy bed on one wall which looks like a bookcase when the bed is not in use. I am using the shelves to display the pottery I have collected.

 My plans to get the house organized and then live in my studio aren't quite happening yet. However, the last of jobs for the house should be finished today and Jack is making chili. Tomorrow I shall start some Thanksgiving dishes that can be prepared and frozen.

Think onions!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Mac n' Janet said...

As my much loved Mother in law use to say if you can fix it with money it's not a problem just a pain. Hope all settles down for you.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You sure have had a rough go of it, my friend. Let me know when you're ready to play! (Probably post-Thanksgiving now)
See you soon.

Mary said...

Oh Carol, sounds like you had quite the time! I'm glad things have returned to normal. Your Christmas cactus and your pottery are so beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

Archie the wonder dog said...

Hope things settle down soon!! The cactus is beautiful!

Snap said...

Love the Christmas Cactus and the beautiful pottery. Hang in there! Things will calm down! :D :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hope things get back to normal soon! The cactus is a beautiful color-enjoy:@)

Maggie said...

What a week you've had! Hope the weekend is gentler with you, the pretty Christmas cactus is delightful.
I always had one om my window sill when we lived in Bavaria.

Sheila said...

Hope that all of your troubles have come to an end! Your collection of pottery is lovely and looks great on the shelving. Good luck with the Thanksgiving preparations. I wonder what will be in your freezer?

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I empathize with you. I'm still getting settled in Texas. Enno arrives from Holland on Tuesday. After two weeks I still can't walk around without tripping over something. But, we will persevere. I just got home from the grocery store with a car load of food and a frozen turkey. Have a good week. xo Jenny

Rettabug said...

Bummer on getting hit with so many unexpected expenses at once, Carol. Much rather spend that money on FABRIC!!

Its been crazy here, too & my wrist isn't back to normal yet either, so my blogging & visiting is limited.

Wishing you a wonderfully warm & blessed Thanksgiving celebration! (We're having 10 here for the day & I can't wait...Yipee!)


Vee said...

Oh my. What a lot to go wrong all at once and all interconnected like a big old knot. No wonder I've not seen you. I found you way at the bottom of my blog roll after I went looking for you! That happens sometimes depending on posting times.

Glad that you're resurfacing and I hope that things remain trouble free.

Beautiful pottery! What happens when you must use the Murphy bed? Everything must come off of course.

Have a great week...hope to see you before Thanksgiving. Love the beautiful color of your Christmas cactus.

Kate at Serendipity said...

Oh, my! What a week! I know that the next one will be better! I love your Christmas cactus--what a gorgeous color. Happy Thanksgiving from one Serendipity to another!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Sorry to read you have both been having a rough ride recently, sure the trails and tribulations will be worthwhile when you have get back fully into your Florida routines.

Jackie said...

Hi Carol, your Christmas Cactus is beautiful what a lovely peach colour. I love the pottery on the shelves, I expect there is a story to most of the pieces. Happy Thanksgiving, Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

Susan said...

I have your twin McCoy vase. Third shelf down on the right, far right. It belonged to my grandmother.


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