Wednesday, September 21, 2005

This evening at the cabin

I try to spend some time at the cabin every day, even if the time is fleeting.  Tonight I had an hour and forty-five minutes to relax there, before darkness threatened.

All this time, I've had two of my dwarfs in back of the cabin, and two in front, on the porch.  Tonight I realized they all needed to be together, and moved them accordingly.  Do you have any idea how much a concrete dwarf weighs?  But don't they look happy together?  I set my lounge chair up right in front of all of them, and it felt as though I were having a party at which I was the guest of honor.

Even when I'm relaxing on the deck at the cabin, Mandy usually ends up begging to go inside to her favorite corner under my bed.  I don't allow Buddy in there, since he isn't my dog.  But I have started letting him have a little dog food when he's with us, and I keep plenty of water out for both dogs.

The mosquitoes are awful.  I apply "Off" liberally, but I have to keep it by my side.  Because after fifteen minutes, the pesky skeeters are back, looking for someplace they can penetrate.  It's worth it, though.  I'd fight more than mosquitoes to spend quiet time at my cabin.

Sometimes I listen to Native American music when I'm there.  Tonight, I simply listened to the sounds of the woods, except for the last 20 minutes or so, when I played old-timey country music like the Carter Family and Jimmy Rogers.

I love my cabin. 


msecz said...

I love your dwarfs all together like that. I wish I had 7 of them because I always thought of myself as snowhite with my 7 kids, lol they have been special to me for a long time now. You are lucky to have yours by your neat cabin. Sandra

astaryth said...

In addition to Off, try some of Avon's Skin So Soft. We mix it with citronella and a little viniger to put on the horses. It works great..... For me, I either take a bath with a capful in it, or just put a little on while in the shower.

toonguykc said...

The mosquitoes probably wouldn't be as bad if you didn't go there near sundown.  I'm just sayin'.  I seriously don't want you contracting West Nile!!!  


siennastarr said...

I think it's great that you have a place you can go and just relax, and do whatever the heck you want to do.  Everyone should have a place like that!
I love the dwarfs!  They remind of the place I used to visit as a child (the one where I would stand and wait for the fairies to come out), because this particular garden had those kinds of dwarfs in it.  Maybe that's why I just knew there had to be fairies there.  Dwarfs...fairies.. they kind of go together! :)


bnanajm said...

Well, they do look happier than being apart, however, I think they are all wondering where the other three are.

And I think they think you are their Snow White.



bookncoffee said...

Love all the dwarfs there together.  They look good...

marainey1 said...

The sunset picture is beautiful.  I like to enjoy the evening skies when I get the chance.  They are so peaceful looking.  'On Ya' - ma

cyandfayedavis said...

I've said it before but I don't mind saying it again...You are so blessed.
And your journal really blesses me.  I pray you never quit writing.