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Friday, September 13, 2013

Celebrations, September 13, 2013

This is a simple blog hop started by Viklit.  Every Friday we stop and take note of the things we sometimes overlook, which make our lives so enjoyable.

Today I am celebrating the first honest to goodness vacation I have taken since before my father died in August of last year.  The past year has been filled with a number of things and involved a great deal of travel and worry and fatigue.  

Today, however, I am celebrating the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend, at which time I will insert myself into my (rental) car, check the level of gasoline in the tank, grin at my sister, who is coming with me (it was her idea, actually, and head up north to the pretty harbor of Boothbay, Maine.

Boothbay Harbor at Sunset

This is the sun-filled piece of heaven with which I fell in love back in 1999.

Over the next three days we will be driving around, visiting yarn shops, I'll be taking photos, and we may even go on a whale watch cruise.  Whether we see a whale or not, we will certainly be seeing the sea, the rocky coast, feel the breeze in our faces.

And who knows?  We may very well see a whale!

How about yourselves?  Come join this blog hop and share the little things that make you celebrate!  Or just hop about and see what everyone's celebrating - and thank VikLit for starting it!


  1. I've always dreamed of going to Maine, honestly. Have a well deserved vacation with your sister!

  2. Oh, for a weekend by the sea. Have a great time.

  3. Oh, wow! What a perfect getaway! I hope you and your sister have a fantabulous time.

  4. Sounds perfect! Have a wonderful time, Diana. You deserve it ;)

  5. I used to love going "down" to Maine, as the New Englanders say. Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Christmas Cove--lovely little jewels to sail out of in the summer.

    Hope you have a great time, Diana; after working so hard and publishing another Egyptian novel, you deserve it.

  6. Sounds like a wonderful vacation--I hope you and your sister have a great time, and I can't wait to see the pictures! :)

  7. Vacation is my favorite word - and I'm on a mini stay-cation myself, so I understand the sisterly grin before taking off. Enjoy! Writer’s Mark

  8. Hi Diana .. sounds wonderful - and I certainly hope you are enjoying yourself - love the photo, so I'm sure I'd appreciate the location ..

    It's difficult adjusting to loss - but the time with your sister, will give you time to reflect, while being at peace .. have a lovely time - Hilary

  9. I hope you have a good break it certainly sounds like you deserve it - let us know if you see a whale!

  10. Sounds lovely, Dina, and totally deserved! Hope you have a wonderful time - am sure you will!