9.13.2010

r & r

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

anniversary weekend in the catskills

Thank you millions for all the support and kindness!  I'm so lucky to have had such a wonderful person as Ruth Wiksten in my life for so long, and I'm so glad I got to say goodbye to her before she passed away.  I'm doing pretty well after a week off of work that included a weekend getaway with Joe.

Joe and I haven't gotten to see each other that much lately, and he wasn't able to come back to Kansas with me for the funeral.  We had our first date eight years ago today!  A weekend away in the Catskills gave us a great opportunity to celebrate and to have some quiet time together for once.  Unfortunately I had to miss Fashion's Night Out at the Textile Arts Center, but some time alone with Joe was what I really needed.

This trip made me realize how much I miss being around nature.  We rented a little cottage out in the country, and there were deer everywhere.  What an idyllic setting!  We visited a beautiful pottery shop in a barn with a pond out back and bought handmade pottery and handspun/hand-dyed yarn.  We drank wine, read books, and knitted (me, not Joe) in front of a fire in the fireplace.  Heaven.  Joe accomplished his main objective--to get some sleep (something he never gets).  It was hard to come back to reality, but I feel refreshed and ready.  The only thing I regret is that I forgot my camera and had to use Joe's phone to take pictures!

20 comments:

sandra said...

happy anniversary sweeties!

Leila said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! This is almost scary!! That "children at play sign" is about 1 block from my house! AND, on Friday evening, my husband and I were out on that very spot for a walk and saw a deer STANDING RIGHT THERE! I bet we're almost in that photo.

Sorry for all of the exclamation points. But, as you know from being here, we live in a tiny town and it's too weird to run into it on your blog like this.

I hope you enjoyed your time up here!

Oh, and happy anniversary! I'm glad that you're feeling better after your weekend.

jennifer said...

that looks like a wonderfully restful vacation. i'm glad to hear that you're feeling better, and that you guys finally got to spend some time with each other. joe's phone takes some pretty good pictures!

ellybeth said...

wow, what an amazing looking and sounding weekend. i'm sure it was much needed, and i'm so glad you both got to get away. happy anniversary!

Karin van D. said...

Even though the pictures were taken with a phone, they look great and give a wonderful idea about the vibe of the getaway. It looks heavenly. And happy anniversary!

sarah said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. regrouping and heading into nature can be so therapeutic. i think it's so wise to trust your instincts and put work aside. i'm sure it wasn't an easy choice. all my best.

kate / tinywarbler said...

i am so sorry for your loss jenny. it's great that you were able to get away in nature and spend some time with your fella. it looks like it was amazing! oh, that pottery....
happy anniversary!

joyce said...

i'm so glad you were able to get away, jenny. it looks like you guys had a lovely weekend. sometimes it takes being outside of one's usual surroundings to feel centered again. i could use a break myself these days.

stephanie renee said...

this sounds amazing, happy anniversary!

mon ami said...

What a lovely trip for the two of you and it sounds like it was just what you needed.

thanks for sharing
xo

Catherine said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My grandmother passed away this summer as well. It's such a special relationship that young women share with grandmothers, I think... I got to say goodbye, too, and I take comfort in that closure. I love reading your blog! I took some time off from blogging after my loss but then found that expression really helps me get through the hard moments.
Take care!
Catherine

fleur_delicious said...

WOW, what a beautiful place; that cabin is utterly charming. =) So glad you got some time to yourselves this weekend. Cass (the mister) and I did, too - after a whirlwind summer of weddings (ours, and a pair of our very good friends), travel, WAY too much toasting and drinking, and frantic work in-between. This weekend, we worked on the yard and I sewed a blouse, and that's about it. Didn't help my carpal tunnel at all, but it helped my heart. Here's to a restful weekend with the best man in your life, eh? =)

cheers, Jenny

hellolovephoto.com said...

Looks like a truly lovely trip, and I'm sure it was so refreshing for both of you! Can't wait to see what you were knitting - looks beautiful!

erica said...

ohhh, even i feel relaxed after looking at these photos. glad that you and joe were able to have some time alone, away from the city.

Jennifer said...

I'm very glad that you and your honey were able to get away for a little time alone together. The house looks like it was the perfect cozy place to relax!

PS: Your photos are lovely, despite the camera phone :)

Anna Allen said...

sounds soo relaxing! i'm sorry to hear of your loss. sometimes it's good to just stop working and take time out. nature never gets tiring. ;)

valerie said...

There's nothing like the east coast in the early fall.

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hibou said...

So glad you and Joe had some quality downtime together!

Anonymous said...

Even with a phone camera your photos are lovely! That's such a sweet getaway.

If Jane said...

sorry for your loss.