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!