Because Boothbay Harbor is never a bad idea…..

 

Of course in the summer, when it’s full of tourists it can be a bit crazy… but we managed to snag an outdoor table at our favorite place.

No, it’s not directly on the water…

 

IMG_8511

 

But ever since they tore down the old bowling alley….

 

IMG_8512

 

And the new condos that are slated for construction haven’t sprung up yet, there’s a view.

 

IMG_8514

 

But you don’t go to Boathouse Bistro for the views.

You go for the food.

Pan seared citrus scallops drizzled with orange oil on creamy parmesan risotto.

 Heaven on a plate right there.

 

IMG_8513

 

If you go, try a Harborside lemonade.

Proof positive everything is better with vodka.

Cyanide anyone…?

IMG_8770

 

So it’s been a banner year for chokecherries.

 

IMG_8777

 

 Seriously, the tree is full.

 

IMG_8768

 

Since I’ve always wondered why the birds never ate them, I did a little research.

 

IMG_8774

 

And discovered that even though you can make jam with them….

Eaten raw?

They’re full of cyanide!

Who knew?

50 is the new 30?

Not even close.

Everything started to go downhill on me at that age…. literally and figuratively.

Now at 55?

I may not look it, but I feel it.

Back pain?  (I used to be able to bend like a pretzel, what the hell happened?)

Unexplained aches and stiffness?  ( Groaning upon rising from a seated position is not sexy.  Not at all. )

Fatigue for no good reason?¬† (Thank you menopause, as if the damned hot flashes aren’t bad enough.)

And let’s not talk about the weight gain, bunions and hair sprouting where hair has never sprouted before.

Really.

Let’s not!

 

Summertime is project time….

 

IMG_8634

 

And the garage/woodshed/storage building is getting a long over due vinyl siding face lift.

 

IMG_8646

 

First,  the  husband had to be bribed, cursed, nagged  rotted wood had to be replaced.

 

IMG_8653

 

And there was plenty of that.

Of course, we weren’t expecting the surprise the¬† lousy land beaver, Devil’s spawn¬† woodchuck left for us in the storage space out back.

 

IMG_8705

 

Dirt.

And tunnels.

 

IMG_8708

 

The little  bastard, rodent of Satan  darling had been busy.

 

IMG_8710

 

So we spent an hour and a half filling holes and smoothing earth.

I have a feeling this job is going to be the   end of my marriage, reason I drink   gift that keeps on giving.