|Friend sent me this of us at The Fish House in Vancouver, BC|
I'm sitting here in the computer room this morning (which used to be my daughter's bedroom when she was young) reading blogs. I have my coffee by my side and since the new grandbaby arrived, the cats are no longer allowed in this room (they are pissed!). This is because it has a daybed in it which they loved to sleep on and get all 'hairy'... and now we use that daybed as a changing table when grandbaby is here... so we try to keep it clean and fresh. The cats, especially Julie, scream, "No fair! We had it first!" But life isn't always fair, and they have many other areas throughout the house in which to sleep.
I was just reading Perpetua's blog about their little cottage in Normandy, France... and I am looking for a word that describes my feelings... one that doesn't sound bad. "Envious" is the only word I can come up with and that has such a bad connotation. I wonder which of us hasn't had the desire to own a little cottage in France (or a little place anywhere where you could spend the summers away from your normal life). I'm from Louisiana originally, and I love Texas, but neither is a good place to be in July and August. People complain about the humidity, but I actually don't mind the humidity (I find it relaxing and compared to New Orleans, Texas humidity is nothing). But the heat! That's another story. Temps that go over 100 degrees for days on end are too much... and we have a lot of these.
Anyway, I loved reading about Perpetua's little place in France.... and will vicariously enjoy her time there through her blogs. And the watercolor her sister did of the cottage is really wonderful!
And I do have a place to go to that is mine alone. It's called "Bailey's Cove" and I created it 'in my mind's eye' in September, 2002. Granted I haven't visited there lately (or blogged about it), but perhaps now is the time. That site is connected to a lot of my old web sites, so you could get lost in past years, but I will go visit there sometime this week (or next week) and get the Cove updated... so that if you would like to share my 'home away from home' with me, you all are certainly welcome. At the moment - in case you should check it out, the first few days are me 'settling in' more or less with the cats and Toby. After a while, I mixed the site in with my regular web site so it goes back and forth. I may need to change this and keep the two site separated so that I can continue to use Bailey's Cove as my virtual vacation spot. I know that perhaps some of you out there are thinking that this woman has lost her mind, but actually creating this place was almost' as much fun as having an actual physical place to visit.
Here is a picture of Bailey's Cove:
I go there when I need time alone. The cats usually come with me and Toby, my beautiful red Irish Setter, lives there on his own and welcomes us wholeheartedly when we show up at the door.