Is it time to shoot the tourists yet?

I don’t really mean it. Shooting tourists? Nevah. They are the life blood of the econonmy here on the Cape. But they are still a pain in the traveling neck. Already, before the summer is in full swing, I can tell the tourists are gathering. Every day I go to the market, the parking lot is a bit fuller, the streets more crowded and the prices are going up. They always go up when the tourists come. Part of the upswing I guess. Those of us who are natives (or almost natives) know the back roads to avoid a lot Read More …

Too Many Changes

It’s been months since I last wrote in this blog. Too many changes happening, too many irons in the fire. Yesterday I attended a yoga class for the third time… aches and pains! Did something to my left shoulder, but I don’t want to talk about it. I’m hoping leaving it alone will make it go away. But one thing that won’t go away is a question the yoga teacher asked us to think about: If you only had today, what are the things you are grateful for that you would want to keep with you…  I think she meant when Read More …

First Mowing

I mowed the lawn for the first time this season. Little flowers were popping up all over the backyard… up almost 8″… which could become very unruly very quickly… Not only that, but I hung my pants on the trees and vacuumed the shells… honest. Just bought a couple of new pairs of pants for golf and washed ’em. No clothes line yet, so I hung ’em in the trees,,, It worked. And the shells from the driveway got tossed by the last pass of the snowblower during the February storm… I tested the suction on the vacuum cleaner and Read More …