Sunday, July 15, 2012

tonight my house is vinegar clean. and i'm snacking on yogurt and blackberries before i head up to bed. the pungent haze of vinegar is crisp in the air. it's been a good day.
today i saw most of the little clutch of cousins that makes up my father's side of our family. it was a gathering to honor my uncle and aunt's 60th wedding anniversary. and it was lovely. i drove 2 hours there and back, alone on an overcast day. i loved that part too. and being in a little room full of so much love and ease and shared was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. i can see our grandparents in us all, somewhat. for some, my grandparents are their great grandparents, and for others, parents. but still they are the foundation that brings us all together once or twice a year, even so many years after their deaths. i didn't want to leave, but i had edgar at home, waiting for me.
and as a sidenote, this is the 500th post to my little blog that chronicles both our life in portsmouth village and my business that i happily give all my time to. here's to the next 500!


  1. congratulations xxx

  2. There is nothing better than the warmth and comfort of ones family. Well done on 500 posts - so nice to be able to look back on some the them and reflect.

  3. Its a comforting feeling to be relaxed in the company of family.
    I only have contact with one cousin. All the rest are scatered and I went to far off distant lands.
    Wishing you all the best for your next 500.
    I enjoy reading your lovely posts..sorry that i cannot visit your little shop. best wishes to you and Edgar and Crabby..
    happy monday Annette. val

  4. thanks for your lovely was such a nice day!

  5. i think that's so lovely that the family keeps gathering for their anniversary. and you're so fortunate in having family gatherings that include EASE! lol

    congrats on 500 posts!

  6. Congratulations on your 500th blog post. An accomplishment worthy of celebration...hope you did / will.

    The family gathering sounded great.

  7. I look forward to the next 500!

  8. Annette,

    Congratulations on your 500th post! I will soon be hitting my 200th! I love family reunions when all the family gets together to spend time with each other...everybody playing catch-up and the food and happiness that is shared! :)

  9. Beautiful post ... Happy 500 to you as well;)