Wicked waste of a week

Some of our pigeon pals enjoying the sun and the warmer temperatures
Some of our pigeon pals enjoying the sun and the warmer temperatures

I have been away from the blog for too long, but definitely not on purpose. We had a wonderful getaway in Freeport last weekend, and then late Monday night/early Tuesday morning I woke up with a monstrous case of the stomach flu. I don’t think I have been this sick in 12 years. Been home from work the rest of the week and am gradually getting my strength back, but it was a rough one. I have not done any reading, spinning, knitting or even podcast listening. This is about the first time I have spent on the computer. What a nasty waste of a week.

Lovely late winter day. The melting sounds divine!
Lovely late winter day. The melting sounds divine!

But, the NETA Spa weekend was wonderful! I actually only have a couple photos from the weekend, both taken by friends. I may be able to get more from someone else, but if anyone is interested in the group, you can join by going to the home here and requesting membership. Yahoo continues to be something of a cumbersome site, but I am not sure there is anything else like it out there anymore. (We have a lovely Ravelry group if anyone is interested as well – New England Textile Arts Network, NETA).

Our friend Crystal and myself, out of the pool
Our friend Crystal and myself, out of the pool

The weekend was full of friends and fun, with lots of midwinter shopping therapy available. Some of our friends stayed in Freeport, some just joined us for the day on Saturday. During a lull on Saturday afternoon, a bunch of us swam in one of the hotel pools and then adjourned for some libations and hors d’oeuvres in our room, relaxing before the late afternoon fashion show. (Those are the only two photos I have copies of so far!).

Resting before the fashion show.  We left the picture-taking to the young one!
Resting before the fashion show. We left the picture-taking to the young one!

The week may have been a waste, but the weather is finally showing some signs of moderation. It’s about time. We still have something of an ice jam on one side of the house, but the rest of the roof looks clear, and it was a pleasure to be out doing chores today. I spent some time up with the girlie goats, got a lot of kisses and requests for head and neck scratches, and Zorro the llama hung over me like some hairy dinosaur looking for treats. Had to even remove my hat and gloves it was so beautiful! No significant  precip in the forecast, either. What a relief. I am dreaming of green.

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2 thoughts on “Wicked waste of a week”

  1. Sorry to hear about the stomach flu on top of all the snow. Not a flake of snow here all winter, and it has been unusually dry and warm, perhaps a record-breaker. It was almost 70 here today with bright sun, blue sky and green grass. Hopefully this dry spell will break, or we are in for some serious fire danger this summer. It normally doesn’t rain from early July through September or early October. Well, best wishes for green grass out your way soon!

  2. Thanks! It’s frightening to think that you have not had much precipitation this winter, and now you are going into the dry season. Not good. Here’s to hoping that you have green grass as well :*)

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