Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Colds

Today Mark and I woke up with horrible summer colds (sniffling, sneezing, scratchy throat, and chills). The worst part…everything tastes like sawdust!

We had a friend coming to visit, so we grabbed some Subway sandwiches and took Terry on a picnic to Conestoga Gardens (our Wednesday tradition!). He couldn’t believe the beauty and that it was open to the public and FREE.

We sat by the pool, Mark sat in the shade and watched as Terry and I took pictures…he’s a shutterbug too. We first met Terry and Carole at the Weekend of Hope in Stowe Vermont two years ago. She passed away on August 9, 2007 from breast cancer, but she did more living in the past three years than she did in her 59 short years. They both attended my “Writing to Heal” class and Terry has kept in touch ever since. I know that Carole was there with us in the garden…we felt her presence, especially when a butterfly landed right in front of me just as I was thinking of her kind smile and twinkling eyes…what a gift.

Summer colds are no fun, but at least I’m able to sit in bed and watch DVD movies. Tonight I’m watching one of my favorites: “The Devil Wears Prada.” I think we have all had bosses like Meryl Streep’s character and we can relate.

One great perk of being a freelance writer is you get to have Wednesdays off to take pictures, write about them, and then take yourself out to the movies afterwards (even if it’s on your laptop in bed!).

Stay healthy everyone and enjoy whatever writing projects you’re working on. C'mon just sit a spell and enjoy some ice cold EMERGEN-C for cold relief! It will make me feel better!


Greg C said...

I take one of the energy-C's every day along with my fish oil and some other vitamins. So far I have stayed healthy when people around me are getting sick. I know what you mean about the free places being so nice. I love stopping at little parks and just relaxing. There is a little one in the town here I was born that I visit every time I go home.

Tracy Ruckman said...

Praying for you both to have a quick recovery!

Your photos are more beautiful each time I visit! Wow!! An amazing butterfly shot, but that flower is outstanding, too. Such unusual texture.

Get some rest.

Lonely said...

Hi Connie,

Thanks for the nice things you said about Carole, she sure did have a twinkle in her eye, like looking for the next chance to pounce on the unexpecting. As you and Mark know, Carole was such "A Blessing" to everyone she came in contact with.

Also, thanks for a great time, the "Gardens" were beautiful, I will have my film developed today, (old timer here), I sure hope they all turn out.

Once again, thanks so very much, and have a great day.

May God Bless You and Mark,


Connie Pombo said...


Energy C and fish oil--huh? Sounds like a plan. I usually take fish oil in the evenings (it makes me burp!). :-) I'm going to get back on my regimen pronto!

FREE anything is hard to come by these days, but Conestoga Gardens is simply amazing!

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks's terrible to feel yucky during the summer!

All the flowers are labeled at the garden, but I forget to write down the name of the pink one! The butterfly was hard to catch...wings were still fluttering, but I thought NOW or NEVER! They sure get flap-happy when they're grazing!


Connie Pombo said...

Oh Terry,

We so much enjoyed your visit! I can't wait to see your's fun to see a different perspective.

I felt Carole's presence yesterday; it was a blessing!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!