Monday, May 21, 2012

Saturday on Monday

I took a couple of days off, and have returned refreshed!  I have not finished compiling my poems, as I'd really like photos to go with them.  So I'll look into getting those this week.

We spent Saturday up at Gull husband mowing the lawn, and me singing at the top of my lungs in the house.  No one could hear me because of the mower, I'm sure.  That's what I told myself anyway.

It was absolutely the most gorgeous day in the world.  I took this picture out the doorknob hole.  We brought up doorknobs for the two entry doors, so this will be the last time I look out the doorknob hole to see the view.  I guess that's what they make windows for.

blue and green ribbons

land, ocean and sky
picture perfect day

framing a moment

rushing to move on

put in the doorknob

and open the door

new beginnings of

adventure and rest 

renewed and refreshed

©2012, Donna JT Smith

Thank you, Lynn for the Kreativ Blogger award!  That was very kind of you!  I went to your post today and then went back to catch up on others, and saw my name there on your Friday post.  That was a pleasant surprise to get during toast and coffee!

 I will post my responses to this award later today.  I have to run up to Gull Haven with a toilet and the outside lights.
1.   Thank and link back to the person who presented you with the award.- See above!!
2.   Answer the ten questions below.
3.   Share ten random facts/thoughts about yourself.
4.   Nominate seven worthy blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award.
Ten Questions:
What is your favorite song?
"It is Well With My Soul"
What is your favorite dessert?
Whoopie Pie - only chocolate with white filling, of course - the others aren't whoopie piesAre you listening?  The others are NOT whoopie pies.
What ticks you off?
See previous question!
When you're upset, what do you do?
eat ice cream
Which is/was your favorite pet?
This is too hard.  If ice cream could be a pet, then that would be my favorite.  But since it can't then, probably Butch, our tiger cat, that let our kids suck on his ears when they were babies.
Which do you prefer to wear, black or white?
Black, naturally.  I smallens me and my white hair looks better on it than on white.
What is your biggest fear?
that my waitress/waiter/waitperson will not refill my coffee cup in time
What is your attitude mostly?
Evenly joyful.
What is perfection?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching "Project Runway"

Ten Random Thoughts About Me
1.  My husband and I run a Christian addictions program.
2.  I danced en point.
3.  I owned my first horse after I got married, and later we had 10 of them.
4.  I won $10,000 in 2002.
5.  I love my husband more today than the day I married him 40 years ago this September.
6.  I love ice cream a lot, and I love a lot of ice cream (is that two things?)
7.  My husband and I lived in a motel for 11 months while our house was being cleaned after a house fire.  We had a half closet and one bureau for two of us, and ate out every meal that whole time.
8.  We have built 2 homes and are renovating an old house as our next home now.
9.  We have lived in Maine, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, and we have been  back in Maine for the past 23 years.
10. I have never colored my hair.  It is quite white now and I like it like that. 

I would love to bestow this Kreative Blogger Award on a few people I don't think have received it yet.  I hope they are paying attention.  We'll see now, won't we?
Heads up to
One Sunflower/Wake Up and Write
Diana at One Literacy Coach
Donna (a different one, not me) at My Write Spot


  1. I think I said this on the Gull Haven post-love that doorknob view & it's even better now that it's larger. You should frame this, Donna! The poem is apt for the time, isn't it? "new beginnings". I like the blue and green ribbons! I haven't asked before. Will you get to move in before Winter?

    1. We would most likely be able to move in before winter, but we have so many obligations to our current church, and my husband's work that I don't think we can do full time living there for a few years. We discovered that we don't really have two days "side by each" to spend there now! The plan originally was to take our time and finish it in 4 or 5 years. But the question became "why?" So we'll finish and do what we can to stay there on nice days and take vacation time, when possible, there...unless we change our minds and plans!

  2. Beautiful poem, and I absolutely love the picture. So cool!

  3. you are welcome!! i so love your doorknob picture--sounds like an ideal weekend!

  4. congrats on the award and that is a cool picture!


  5. Congrats, please don't think ill of me but I had an all chocolate (would-be) whoopie a couple of weeks ago and it was scrumptious 8^D

    1. I do agree that a chocolate filled whoopie-like pie would be scrumptious.

  6. A perfect frame for a perfect photograph! How exciting to be building, rebuilding, a new home. I love the first two lines, especially....they draw one's eyes immediately back to the photograph for a lovely a-ha moment. And I love your reason for liking black...I shall have to steal the term "smallens" from now on, I rather like the sounds of it!


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