It’s a long week-end here in the States. Labor Day signals the beginning of school and the end of summer. No one has told Mother Nature about that as we are still heading for the high 90’s today.

I’m reading A Killing by The Sea by Kathleen Bridges right now. The mafia meets the Illuminati. Today I’m taking a break and enjoying the pool and doing nothing. I am so thankful that this year I finally was able to go outside and do outside activities. For the past 2 summers I’ve been inside due to multiple eye surgeries and a transplant, so this was big for me and I am so thankful.

I wish you all a safe and happy last fling with Summer!

xx Patricia


Dreaming and Floating….

flamgocollageI love playing with words and pictures and putting them all together to make myself smile.

I have two books going at the same time and they both have this dreamy, summery feel to them. Which is good since it’s hotter than a firecracker out side! So you know today we’re taking the Pirate Nation to the water! No pillaging or shenanigans, just floating, reading and dreaming.

It’s been a rough week here with an injured first mate and people acting a fool all over the world. sometimes it is just too much to absorb for us “high-strung” ( my mother’s word) people. And I find it’s best to just take a breath, grab a float and a book and escape into a nicer place.

Hope your week went well and you are safe and happy!


Good Intentions Gone To Hell…


We are having this strange weather thingy happening. Yesterday and Today have been hot, sunny and not windy! 

Saturday I woke up with the best of intentions. Go through all of my email, clean up my desk and then get out in the sunshine.

As you can see from the picture I did make a great salad for lunch and then spent the next 6 hours ordering tea and shoes. I mean there was a sale, so yeah, Zulily, you knew I couldn’t pass up 80% off!

Today has just been more of the same except I found rocks! Really good small river rocks to paint.  Someone wanted to skip them across the lake, but no, I’m going to be all crafty with these suckers.

I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend! I know I am.