Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

May 31, 2012

My Baby's Baby


Thank you so much for all the sweet comments about the birth of our grandson! I promise I'll try not to bore you with too many posts about him...but I had to post this photo...



Traditional Lullabye

Tell me why the stars do shine,
Tell me why the ivy twines,
Tell me why the sky is so blue,
And I will tell you just why I love you.
Because God made the stars to shine,
Because God made the ivy twine,
Because God made the sky so blue,
Because God made you, that’s why I love you.

I really think that God above,
created you for me to love,
He picked you out from all the rest,
Because he knew, dear,
I’d love you the best.

My daughter and grandbaby are doing so well. She called me this morning and told me she only slept for about an hour last night. I told her welcome to the world of being a new mommy! I think I'm going to love being a grandmother. I will be called Me~Me! Everyone agrees that seems to suit me the best. They should be coming home tomorrow. Our little world will be turned upside down in the most wonderful way!

May 30, 2012

He's Here! He's Here!!!





Just wanted to pop in and let you all know our wonderful grandson was born this morning May 30th at 9:18. He weighs 7lbs 4oz and is 21 inches long. Has a little bit of blonde~red hair. I am over the moon happy and so very proud of our little girl ~ isn't she a beautiful Momma?

I am exhausted. I stayed with her through the birth and I got to cut the cord. My baby girl has a baby, I'm tearing up just writing this.

I'll be back soon!




May 23, 2012

Fashion Backwards


I love these shoes. They are Dr. Scholls! I don't make friends with shoes too often. In most cases, especially during the Summer you will find me barefoot. I don't mind wearing these, they're very comfty and I love the flirty little flower.

“Youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.”
~ L.M. Montgomery





O.k. so I'm not a very fashion forward person, I suppose I'm more fashion backwards. I prefer longer skirts to the short ones that seem to be the style. I like tops that actually cover me than the skimpy ones I see. I can wear junior sizes, but have you been in a junior section lately?

This is a typical outfit for me ~ thrift store skirt and blouse. I don't worry about stains because I only paid a few dollars for the whole thing (but the shoes were new). I wear an apron when I'm working in the kitchen so I'm pretty well covered. A year or so ago was a big turning point for me when I stopped wearing pants altogether ~ I figured life is too short not to dress the way I wanted. Sometimes I get looks when I go out, but I have found that men will open doors for me and say yes ma'm ~ isn't that funny?

I don't buy new clothes very often, because I find most of the new styles just don't suit my taste. That, and I don't understand the point of wearing really long shirts with really short shorts. I'll just keep to my old~fashioned look. At times I wonder if I dress "too young" or too girly, but who am I dressing for except myself and family? Yes, someday I'll be the little old lady with the bun in her hair wearing flowery dresses that lives in the little pink cottage. That suits me just fine!


May 22, 2012

A Day in May



scenes from my walk this morning. See the cute little bird? I don't know what he is, but he has a very long beak!


"The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May."
~ Edwin Way Teale


Don't you love this time of year? Springtime with everything blooming and the earth coming alive.
I'm always drawn to rereading Anne of Green Gables in the Spring. I remember when I was a girl my Mom introduced me to the wonderful world of Anne. I had already read Little Women (and most everything by Louisa May Alcott) along with my beloved Little House on the Prairie series. But when I got old of Green Gables I was a "gonner". Anne was my heroine and Montgomery's style of writing just made my heart sing. Still does. So once again I'm pulling out my Anne books, and as a matter of fact I recently ordered a copy of the 100th Anniversary Edition. I love the cover, it will even look pretty on my nightstand.

Today I did a nice bit of chores and I'm making homemade pasta for dinner. It's very easy, the only part that is time consuming is rolling out the dough because I don't have a pasta machine. It might be a nice gadget to have, but honestly our kitchen is so small I don't think I would have the room to store it. Anyway, we are having pasta with homemade leftover rolls from yesterday and fresh strawberries for dessert. Does life get any better than that?

How's your day going?




May 20, 2012

New Again



"You are as welcome as the flowers in May."
~ Charles Macklin



Starting over.  Again.
Our life here at Rose Cottage has been going on as usual. Thinking, dreaming, planning.