Thursday, June 16, 2011


I am told that's the new 'It' word, replacing 'cool'. So instead of saying, "That sunset is cool!" just look at it and go, "Woooord!"

I digress.

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Summer is officially here! And I have become smitten with paper and ink.
 There  is nothing I  love better in the evenings after a good ride but to come in and read a good book. And 'good books' are no longer just Fantasy/Adventure in my book. I'm enjoying mysteries, histories, some non-fiction {gasp!}, and even some poetry {double gasp!}. You may have already noticed, but I have added my 'bookshelf' to my sidebar so you can see exactly what I'm reading and what I've read.
 And of all the bargains in the world, I stumbled on the best today at a little up-cycle/antique store in town: The complete Sherlock Holmes Adventures, 1929 edition, and Hair and Scalp Treatments, circa 1940. Both for $3. Awesome.
 Wondering about the Hair book? It has an amazing cover.

This infatuation has also extended to -- music! My brother bought a lovely mandolin a few weeks ago and yesterday and today {while he's off at work} I've been strumming until my fingers bleed. Well, not bleed exactly. But my thumb got a blister from it!
me and the rocky road to dublin*
My quartet group has also been dive-bombed with gigs, which is fantastic. Mostly is the easy stuff like background music for anniversary parties, church functions, and such. No weddings yet, and that's okay with me :)
 Hopefully all these performances will add up to a camera by the end of the summer! I'm excited.

Gardening moves apace. I am in the process of at last hammering together my boxes! They should be finished tonight and then it's fresh herbs and fruits all season long!

Jumping to another topic...
 I have been inspired lately by some fellow writer/bloggers who have pages devoted to snip-its and 'book covers' of each story they are writing, have written, or even have thought of. I'm thinking I must do this. Especially make a book front. I love that kind of thing.
 I so want to share my writings some how without being copied and this just might be an outlet. I'll let you know.

I apologize for such sporadic postings that cover no particular thing except life, but there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to think out a deep meaningful post. I'm finding I have less time now then when I had school. Hm.
 I'm up earlier, too, and then I'm out the door to feed my animals and then it's to the garden to weed, back inside to eat and read, back out to weed some more, plant some more flora, ride; watch the sun go down to the sound of Miss McLeod's Reel*. And that's how it's going to be from now until school begins again.
I love summer.


  1. Oh, Gwyn, all your posts make me feel happy ^_^

    We have the same love of farming, I see. My days have been pretty much the same, too - with the events in some different order. I love getting doirty and making our yard look nice for anyone who happens to drop by. (Unfortunately, this weekend we're having a rather large picnic and the mower broke down. Gah! I guess it's God's way of telling me to lighten up.)

    I can't wait til we start getting fresh produce and strawberries from the garden.

    Enjoying life!
    (especially without math.)

    - Ellyn

  2. Thank you, Ellyn, that means a lot to me :)
    And I have to say that it's just too bad we don't know each other in real life. It'd be so cool - I'm sorry, word - to ride with you & Indy :P

  3. Way word!

    (Are you sure this is the new in thing? I need another source before I say it in front of my friends ^_^)

    By the way, I forgot to say in my last comment that - I GALLOPED! It was just as amazing as you described.

    - Ellyn

  4. Woohoo! That's great! I need to work with Roanie so that I can gallop her too. She's got the galloping down - it's the stopping I'm worried about ;P

  5. Hi! I'm your newest follower. I love your blog! I love summer too. WOOOOOOORDDD pictures!