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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Heading Out

My bags are packed and waiting. The house is clean. The fridge is empty. I am heading out Saturday morning for a couple of days in Las Vegas for a family wedding and then on to our sweet little island house in Maine. I have had a much needed month of solitude and quiet and mostly feel ready to participate in the world again.(Maybe I should start slow!) I have had time to quiet all the external chatter and get some clarity about many areas of my life. I have seen very few people. Mostly my favorite son and my chiropractor. There has been some art making, a little bit of embroidery, lots of journal writing, late evening walks, and listening to singing birds. Lots of self care and nurturing.

Going back to the island is a different kind of nurturing. There is lots of space and breathing room. I am much more social there. For such a tiny little town there is an abundance of summertime events and activities. I am looking forward to having dinner parties, drinks on the decks, long walks, farmer's market, making art, hanging out with family, art receptions, sitting on the deck, and lots of lobster!

jaz and favorite son

I am also very excited to see my puppy! She went to Maine with my husband a month ago so I have been missing her company but I know she is very happy on the island.

I am thinking I am going to unplug for a few weeks. I love being connected to the blogging community and facebook but sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by it. So for now I think I will settle back into island life with my family and having an awesome summer. I want to do only the things that truly make my heart sing and be willing to let the rest go.

I wish you an awesome summer!


  1. Linda,

    Have a great summer. Call me when you come back to California. Let Brian know if he needs anything he can call me.

    Take care and have a safe trip.


  2. Have a fabulous summer and good for you for taking time for self care and unplugging, its so good for the soul and helps us really understand ourselves. Hope all is good with you and look forward to hearing more about your adventures back on this side of the country. lots of love xxx

  3. Love how you're unplugging and taking care of you :) I unplugged a bit during my "spark of madness" and enjoyed it very much!

    Not going to AAJ and I'm a bit sad. I'm going back to Paris instead and couldn't do both! Are you going? Will miss you and all of our gang but hope to go next year.

    Have a beautiful summer, Lindy!!


  4. who lives in that house ??? my DREAM HOUSE !!!!

  5. I hope you have a wonderful time enjoying the summer and all it's offerings. It's wonderful to unplug and get out in the real world. Enjoy every minute.