Where the blog have I been?

I’m not sure where all the time has gone, or why it has gone so quickly, but I know I spent 2 days of it in New York…

We had lunch at a Turkish restaurant, went to the theater…

and waited in line at 10:15 p.m. to get 4 seats at Danji, a nearby Korean restaurant that was well worth the wait. We always eat well wherever we go with Dan and Cynthia Lief because they take their food very seriously.

The next day we had lunch at Joe’s Shanghai on Pell Street in Chinatown. Their incredible soup dumplings are a tradition for us at lunch before the big Ubuntu gala at night.

 We walked off lunch and checked out lobster and crab prices at a few of the fish markets:

 Then back to the hotel for a nap before the big Ubuntu fund raising gala with musical entertainment by Gary Clark Jr. (That’s some amazing guitar playing!)

I’ve been back home for over a week, trying to catch up on everything from getting my garden planted, to writing the Cranberry Report, to working on inventory for the June 20 opening of Winter’s Work at the Islesford Dock, to catching up with people as they return for the summer on Little Cranberry Island, to attending the 8th grade graduation of the Ashley Bryan School. Here’s the cake my sister-in-law, Karen, made for the graduates:

June is a busy busy month and I haven’t taken much time to write about it. I hope to be more regular with the blog posts, but who knows? One thing we all know on the island: This frantic summer pace is just getting started. We know we won’t slow down again until halfway through September, and there is no possible way to “do it all.”

I try to remember something I heard a wise woman say at a meeting a few years ago. “My life is so very busy lately. It is full of really good things.”

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8 responses to “Where the blog have I been?

  1. Glad you had a lovely time in NYC! “See” you in the fall! Enjoy your wonderful “down east” summer. This is the time of the year I envy you for where you live. The rest of the year, not so much :))

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    • Barb Fernald

      You know it about that “see you in the fall” thing. We say it to each other on the island all the time, once summer gets into full swing. Today was a great summer day. I even took time to go for a dip. This could be just what your back needs pre surgery!

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  2. Wow! Great shots of NYC! Sounds like you had an amazing time! I hate how time flies….way too fast! Hope you continue to enjoy your summer!

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  3. You’ve been having fun and that is what counts!

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  4. Lucky you! I love New York! I was just going to send you an email saying, what up? But looks like life is just taking over! Same here… Glad you had a great time in NYC!

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    • Barb Fernald

      Aw, thanks. I know I get worried about my blog friends when I don’t see a post for a while. Happy to say it’s just plain life in June. Crazy busy. Are both of your kids home this summer? Jobs?
      I love NYC too. I try to go at least once a year. It’s so VERY different from an island with 70 people!

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