Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sea Change

Wolfe's Neck Park, Freeport in September

I've been looking after a loved one who spent two days in the hospital. It's a big relief to be through it. This photo says it all.

Blog Watch:
  • Interested in healing the planet? Read this fine book review @ Plant Whatever Brings You Joy. Sounds like a must read for gardeners.
  • Bee Drunken has become a steward at Jane Austen's house and takes us on an engaging tour. Talk about a literary dream job.
  • Congratulations to Mary Ellen @ Adopting ME - she searched for a year in a tough economy and just found a job!
  • Welcome a brand new blog: She Brews Good Ale, named after a Shakespeare quotation. The blogger is starting a brewery to help fund her PhD in Philosophy. She brews good humor too. Cheers!
  • Feel free to borrow this "blog watch" meme for your blog, just link back to me.

26 comments:

ewix said...

Thinking of you.
Hospitals are better kept away from. Do hope the recovery is speeding along.
Such a wonderful water picture.

A Cuban In London said...

It is terrible that such a fantastic photo like yours has such sad undertones. I wish your loved one better.

Greetings from London.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Sarah
I will be keeping you in my thoughts.
Tracy :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Hate to hear you've been through some stress and a loved one has been in hospital. I hope all is well now.

The photo says it all. And what a peaceful image.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I'm glad you are now on the other side of the trouble. Thinking of you and wishing you the best.

Bee said...

I trust that everything went well?
It was really kind of you to link to me. You are such a good blog-friend (and real-life one, too).

Marika said...

Best wishes to you all in Maine, and hope for a speedy recovery.

Stunning photo!

Anil P said...

Hope all is well, and will be well. Best wishes.

lakeviewer said...

Ahi, what great finds!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous picture. I hope that things are okay. I've missed looing at your always enriching blog!

Dawn Maria said...

OMG! Bee's blog about Jane Austen's house was amazing! I toured Margaret Mitchell's house in Atlanta two years ago. It's a tour well worth your time and it's very informative about the author and, most surprisingly, her active role in the city's civil rights movement before her death.

To be in a place of such creativity... thank you for this wonderful link Sarah.

Sarah Laurence said...

All, the procedure went extremely well. The patient is recovering at home and out of danger.

Of course this is happening during soccer season. Today I was at one child’s away game and got a call on my cell saying the other was missing from practice. Luckily all turned out alright. I literally collapsed in the kitchen when I got home.

I will catch up on blog visits once I’ve caught up on sleep. I’m looking forward to that. Your comments and well wishes cheered me up, thank you!

Cynthia said...

Sarah, it's wonderful to have someone around who cares during a dreaded hospital stay. I hope you are reading a few plays while you sit with your loved one. I also took a Shakespeare class a few years ago. I had a full schedule, and then suddenly I decided to just take Shakespeare. I sat on the beach with my Riverside HEAVY edition and spent several days a week reading and thinking about Shakespeare. It was the best way to spend my time. My research and writing that year was energized by the focus on just one author. It's difficult to go into Shakespeare without that kind of focus. Even now my attention wanders. I'm glad that I had that time though. I hope you love your time reading...and that you read a bit outdoors by the water-weather permitting!

Mary Ellen said...

Sorry to hear you've been dealing with illness along with everything else. Best wishes to your family member.

I had the exact same experience with soccer practice when both my boys were playing. Of course, everything was fine, but I always wonder how many years we moms are shaving off our lives every time it happens!

Thanks for the shout-out. I'm headed to USM for 'processing' today, and I can't wait for Monday.

Kelly H-Y said...

Gorgeous shot. Hope you are doing well.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

I will pray to my god for your wellness !!Unseen Rajasthan

Dave King said...

I'm absolutely in the Cuban's corner with this one. Every blessing to both of you.

apprentice said...

I'm glad your is on the mend. And the photo looks like a beautiful place to go to be restored.

David Cranmer said...

Wish you and your family the best during this time.

Rose said...

I hope all is well with your family and that you have had a chance to relax as well. Sitting in a hospital room is one of the most tiring activities of all--no doubt, stress is a large part of this.

Thanks for the referral to Plant Whatever Brings You Joy. I just checked out her book review; this sounds like a book I definitely should read!

Sarah Laurence said...

Cynthia, in the hospital I started reading an ARC novel that I’m reviewing for October’s book review club. At home I’ve been watching the films of the plays as the teacher advised – better than reading them for the first round. Your full emersion would be the way to do it – it’s a bit like learning a new language. I spent the weekend enjoying the outdoors with my family. Henry and I sat on those rocks by the water and soaked up the sun while Stella, our dog, swam. Bliss!

ME, thank you. I chewed a sore into my cheek worrying when my son went missing. Sorry you had to go through it too. Good luck tomorrow – I’ll be thinking of you. So exciting!

Kelly, UR and Dave thank you so much for your well wishes. They help.

Apprentice, welcome to my blog and thank you! I hope you are feeling better too.

David, thanks! BTW, it looks like the comments are disabled on your blog.

Rose, the only thing more tiring is being the patient, but I do worry for two. I thought you’d like that garden book and blog. Nice to connect you two.

Susie Hemingway said...

Such beautiful photos and most interesting news and snippets I have so enjoyed my wander through and will if I may, return again. Thank you.
I am glad to read all is well with your loved one.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Beautiful pic and some interesting blogs. Thanks.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Mama Shujaa said...

Pole sana Sarah! It is good that they are on the mend.

Soccer season has started too, here in ATL...yeah! funtimes are upon us.

Soothing photograph.

All is well that ends well.

Kaa salama [stay well]

Mingi Love,

Mama Shujaa

Sarah Laurence said...

Susie welcome to my blog and do come back. I was moved by the poetry on yours.

Lynnette, welcome to my blog and thank you. Nice writing tips for starters on yours.

Mama Shujaa, asante sana! Are we soccer blogger moms?

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Thank you so very much for this link to the book review I wrote for Bringing Nature Home. Very much appreciated, Sarah! xoxo