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Happy father’s day to all the dads out there.  Thinking of my Dad today makes me need to write some more about this event at Kenyon Corn Meal Company. I did get to speak to my Dad on the phone today but the last time I got to visit my Dad & Mom we went on a little adventure.  When I get to visit Rhode Island I usually try to do things that bring back wonderful memories and also to have new experiences. This last trip provided adventure, reminiscing, and new experiences.. I asked my Dad if he knew if we could go see the Kenyon Grist Mill.  We sat and looked at the kenyon grist mill website together and watched video from when Martha Stewart Living came to the mill(go to the media room link on the Kenyon site). We also noticed that there was going to be an open house with free tours of the mill and free Johnny Cakes!!  How can you beat that?! Instead of charging admission, they asked for a donation of non-perishable food or  a clothing donation. Especially during challenging economic times, I am so grateful to the Drumm family for hosting such a wonderful event.  Many families are looking for ways to enjoy a day out.  I noticed they were offering more tours  throughout the summer for those that might be interested.

When I spoke with my Dad today he brought up the previous Kenyon Mill post and mentioned that he really liked the pictures so….here is another post of images from that day for all the Dads out there and to the Moms too!  

During the tour Paul Drumm III was describing the various equipment where the corn is ground including the wooden spindle  known as a damsel. While we were on the tour my Mom asked Paul a question.  “If the damsel has problems spinning around do they call it a damsel in distress?” People got a good chuckle out of that one!  She’s a quick witted lady!

I hope more people take the time to share special memories with the ones they love.  We can all make a difference in the life of someone else.  Even a small act of kindness can go a long way.  Random acts of kindness can multiply and we can change the world…one life at a time.

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Saint Patrick’s Day brought me a lil’ luck o’ the Irish.  I finished a healing/prayer shawl I have been working on since the beginning of February.  I prefer to call it a Good Vibes Cuddly.  Many, if not all, of the yarn brand websites offer various free patterns. The pattern I tried to follow was this one that I found on the Lion Brand site. It is a free pattern that mentions the following, “Developed by Janet Bristow and Victoria Cole-Galo, co-founders of the shawl ministry, this shawl is made with the trinity stitch.”  I really like the concept behind the shawls.  As I am focusing on living with intention, the idea of knitting something for someone with an intention just seemed perfect.  To read more about the Prayer Shawl Ministry click here. I, being someone that focuses on vibrations, enjoyed reading up a lil’ bit on some of the different reasonings they saw to mark different occasions with a shawl.  I won’t re-list them here, but feel free to check out the above mentioned link to their site for more info on what they are doing.  I truly hope the recipient knows how much love, laughter and good vibes went into the making of this cuddly with her in mind.  Here is a picture.

 

 

Good Vibes Cuddly

I added lots of fringe and hope it adds to the cuddle factor.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That was my St. Patrick’s Day celebration…how fitting that the Cuddly is green!

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happy-valentines-day So I awoke this morning and decided to make cupcakes for my Valentine’s Day.  Not that I really need an excuse to make cupcakes, but it was an added incentive today.  Went for a walk down to the beach and out on the Pier.  There were lots of people out today.  I heard one couple complain that they couldn’t get into the restaurant on the Pier because they didn’t have a reservation.  I saw a bridal party, or at least the bride and bridesmaids on the docks.  The bride was getting photographed with an older man that looked like a fisherman…Not that he had on a Morton’s salt type outfit or anything but he looked like the classic  stereotypical  fisherman icon come to life.  He was holding the bride’s hand and congratulating her.  Further out on the dock I saw some young (teenage) boys walking and laughing.  One of them was sending out his fishing line…not into the water mind you but out onto the dock.  Yep that’s right, in the middle of the walking path of everyone on the dock.  Why would he be doing this you ask?   Well, on the end of his line was a dollar bill. He and his friends were quite amused by the whole thing.  After making my way out to the end of the pier, I heard some adults joking about it as well.  They had big smiles on their faces.  Seemed to make their day.   Asking each other if they each had tried to pick it up.

There were also dolphins.  A pod that seemed to be having a good time and must have found some fish to follow or something because they made a loop back in a way that I don’t normally see them do.

The vibe I saw today wasn’t one of super-duper  loviness, but a general good natured vibe.  The day was beautiful and it was reflected in the people I encountered.  Even those that couldn’t get into their chosen restaurant.  They simply moved on to another one.  Perhaps Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be solely about the person you are with….but a reflection of positive, good  natured   love that we can put out into the world.  

If you like the picture of the cupcake go to my kitchen page to see more.  Have a great day!

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