Saturday, July 19


My nephew 7.15.08

I have been enjoying the simplier things and quiet moments. OK, I am lying. My husband would have snorted loudly when he read that. Actually, as much as I would love to settle down and just breathe, my family stresses me out. To the point of an ocular migraine yesterday morning. Mind you, I do love my family, but for some reason, I get quite flustered when everyone is around. Take dinner the other evening. I had my brothers over with their families and my mom. There were only 13 of us, not that many considering there are usually 6 at our table every night. It ended with my 9 year old son projectile vomiting all over my 'clean for the moment' kitchen. Uuuhh??? Why? It was a difficult evening anyway, but why? Why must it end so? Are anyone else's 'perfect' family moments and summer get together's foolishly ridiculous too?? Anyone? Or are all the photos I see on your blogs the 'true' story? Romantic, fabulous, and sans vomit?

Oh well. Our pack is going to my aunt's house later, I'll try to sneak some pictures for you. Her gardens are to die for and the house, oh the house. The barn, the buildings, just about the most perfect 200+ year old New England farm you have ever seen.

Hope you are relaxing and breathing.

Local goodies that my daughters eat by the fistful.


Anonymous said...

This post made me smile. The pic of your nephew is absolutely adorable. I gotta be honest and say I can't remember a perfect family get together. Something always goes haywire, lol. Hope your son is feeling better.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You are so right. We do tend to sugar-coat things. You know why I really decided to stay home Friday ?(remember now, I knew my daughter would be fine)

My son-in-law is driving me crazy. And I knew I couldn't hold my tongue for much longer if I didn't take some time to go home and meditate on the good things about him and that my daughter is happy, I might say something I truly regret!

Life is ....well life. Try to meditate on the good things :-)

((hugs)) Rosie

Anke said...

Hi Abbie, some hugs your way, sounds like a stress time for you right now. I have those pretty regularly too, not to long ago acutally and we didn't had a party. And yes sometimes family stresses me out too. Especially my grandpa.....and it's not always easy to stay calm and appreciate what you have.......I hope you find some time for yourself to take a deep breath and enjoy silence......I really love silence right now, but it's rare.......lot's of cheer up and some beautiful summer flowers your way, smiles, Anke ;)
PS: Hope your son is feeling better and your migrane as well!

Anonymous said...

hello Abigail. Beautiful tomatoes. Looking forward to seeing pictures of Aunt's home. Sounds like you are having fun with your family :)

Angie(quillysilly) said...

You poor thing! I hope that the upcoming weeks get better for you... BTW, I love the new look on the blog. It so summer!


Abbie said...

Ha! I change my blog like I change my undies! Here is a new banner!