Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gone Fishin'

I'm off to the lake in a few hours. It's 75 degrees and hubby and I decided that it would be a good day to go and check how things fared over the winter. We're only spending one night and as always - it will be so very hard to force ourselves to go home tomorrow.

Last year my youngest daughter and her hubby lived there from April through August. They were in the middle of a move between two cities in Massachusetts and spent the summer at the lake. So when we came down Memorial day weekend - everything was all ready and waiting for us! Cupboards stocked...floors swept....beds made...lawn furniture out.... It was pretty nice!

Not so this year. Everything's still battened down from the winter. Hopefully the mice have not set up residence while we were gone. Usually we're mouse-proof but last time I was there I found one. Somewhere there's a breach in security!

I'm also anxious to take a walk around the lake and see how many steps my pedometer musters up!

I always love going to the lake. It's the one place that hasn't changed much over the years. Memories always meet me at the door and envelope me in a warm fuzzy haze that takes me back to simpler times. In my minds eye I can see the kids sunning on the dock...I see wet towels strung along the clothesline that connect the cottage to a big old hemlock tree. I smell suntan lotion and pine trees and hot dogs cooking. I hear laughter and locusts and birds...and always Benny Goodman crooning from the radio.

And the nice thing about the cottage is...there is always room for new memories to be made!

I'll be back the meantime I leave you with profound (at least to me it was profound!) quote I read in the newspaper yesterday....

Am I eating this because it has the vitamins and mineral my body needs....or am I just entertaining my mouth?


Scale Junkie said...

I miss having a little place to get away to. I hope you have a safe trip and enjoy your time away!

RunningNan said...

Hope you had fun! Enjoy this weather!

Linda said...

There is a little something on my blog for you

Hugs x

jenima[TJ] said...

Hi I'm returning your visit :-) I would love to live near a lake even part time that would be so nice. Enjoy

Honi said...

hope u have a fun day at the lake.. and i love that quote

Dee said...

Sorry to hear your pedometer bit the dust. I have an Omron HJ (can't remember the rest!). It's posted at the bottom right of my blog. Well worth the $. Keeps me movin'! Enjoyed reading your blog. D