Lake Air, A Glass of Riesling, and a Few Books for Our Library

Just like the past week, the weekend flew by. I hope your weekend was good.

First, I modified the name of my blog. My nom de plume will take a back seat to what was its subtitle, “Life in the Oasis,” and is now the focus.  The link stays the same (www.SusanMarieMolloy.com).  See above header if you are in my blog’s front page.

I didn’t get much writing done, though I did manage a few paragraphs. (I’m working on a collection of short stories.) All the ideas and mental outlines are there, but interruptions and chores sometimes do take priority. Another fresh peach pie – this time with a cup of fresh blueberries added – replaced the peach pie we finished a few days ago.

Still rustic-looking. I didn’t want to monkey around with a fancy-schmancy pie crust.

We took Friday to spend away from the cottage. We treated ourselves to a Thai lunch (it was good, and I didn’t get sick!), then we walked to the cigar shop for a cold glass of Riesling wine. (It was the best Riesling we ever had.) While at the cigar shop, we sat in the lounge and watched CNN. To be brief, we were shocked and mildly amused at the backbiting, fibs, and tumult among the talking heads. We don’t watch television at all, so it was something to see. Even the guys at the cigar shop remarked how awful news programs are, and they don’t watch them, either.

A cozy view to my left.

Once done there, we walked to the bookstore. How exciting to find the last copy of Flannery O’Connor’s “Wise Blood” novel! My beau picked up “The Beatles Complete Songbook,” as he’s learning their guitar chords to expand his musical knowledge.

Land Ho!

On a whim, we took a short boat ride on the lake, too. It was refreshing, and although the guide said, “There’s an alligator!” while pointing to a dark spot in the rushes, I’m not so sure. My photographs yielded nothing more than a blurry blob, so who knows?

Looking overboard into the lake spray on the side of the boat.

It’s been so cloudy and heavy this weekend, that I wish it would rain or do something. We need the rain. Everything in our gardens are doing very well, including the mint, chives, and potted cherry tomatoes on the patio. I’m thinking that next year I just might put in a raised bed so we can have more fresh vegetables for our table.

Any day now, these beauties will find themselves in our salad.

We’ll see. There’s a lot to do this week, and next weekend there’s a fantastic event we’re attending. I’ll write about that next Monday. In the meantime, see you back here on Friday!

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

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