So my dear friend, Suzy, the Garden Goddess, has gone home now. We had a sweet time together in Wells, Maine. Gorgeous weather, beach time, campsite chats, shopping and just Being.
I didn’t even take any pictures. I was just trying to Be where I was.
Yesterday, after Suzanne left, I was lucky enough to go and celebrate a birthday (Yay, Barb !) and the joys of summer at my friend Patti’s Poolside Paradise for the afternoon.
Yes, I know I am a lucky chickie!
The sweet hubby is actually away this week at a class in Princeton, NJ.
This is the first time in about 7 years that I have been alone in my house day and night.
I am usually the traveller and David is the one who keeps the home fires burning.
So while I miss the guy a lot, I admit that I am kind of enjoying this little visit back to the “Just Me” life.
You know, where you decide when to get up (even though I got up at 6:30 this morning !), when to go to bed, when and what to eat, and whether or not to leave some dishes lying around just for effect…
This Me time is coming at a good moment as I am struggling with keeping the “icks” out of my head, and staying focused on the present moment and what is right.
So my plans for the next few days of Just Me time include trying to be really nice to myself,
trying to nurture the good stuff, and trying to keep the negative, mean messages at bay as much as possible.
And how will I do that ?
Well, one thing I know is that I will be spending a lot of time in the studio with cool tunes a-playing, paint on my fingers and hanging out with the strong, brave Artist Kim part of myself.
I am almost drooling in anticipation of this…
Some Rocking walks with the Chica-dog,
eating lots of cherries (antioxidants extraordinaire that are totally in season right now),
basil and other good summer veggie stuff (though, I just might have to order Chinese food which David isn’t into so much as a treat for at least one night !),
watering and talking to the pretty potted plants gracing my once empty back deck (thanks again, Suzanne !),
perhaps a late afternoon nap to the sounds of the kitty-cats purrs in my cool air-conditioned bedroom…
All of that good self-care is sure to make for a happy, healthy Queen
for her sweet, loving King to come home to…
Happy Wednesday and big Love, Beautiful Ones !
I am off to Be with Me.
(All of the photographs above are of my back deck right off the studio, a great place to Be, and of my latest art-journal page, “Encircle”.)