Thursday, October 22, 2009
Well, here are some pictures of our lovely trip to Vermont. Basketville is actually in Putney, VT
as the picture shows! :-) We so enjoyed our time in the car - laughter, music, some quiet, holding hands, the Berkshire mountains sprawled out in front of us - it was magical. The scents in the Basketville store are delightful, a combination of wicker, wood, spiced candles, honey and coffee brewing. It was perfect. We laughed heartily about how we traveled all that way just to buy candles and a jar of organic salsa!! Worth every mile. We stopped near home to have dinner - we shared an order of Maryland crab cakes and split a Pastrami Reuben. Delicious. And, of course, a crisp clean glass of chardonnay complimented our shared meal nicely. We were home and in our jammies by eight. :-) It was a wonderful day.
And so today is the day my Dad died -as I already posted. I am going to be with my Mom and take her to Friendly's for ice cream. Maple walnut is her favorite. My sister will meet up with us later and we will just "be" together. It seems we are all "holding on" tighter this year - the losses are significant - as is the love. They swirl and blend like marble cake mix - forming a design of coping. That's what we do, cope. We lean on each other, push and pull, give and take, love and love - always with love.
Posted by Gail at 10:32 AM