Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lobster...Local Food at it's Best

These were alive and kicking just a few minutes before this picture was taken. It feels a bit cruel to throw them in the pot of boiling water...but somehow we get over it.

A delicious meal of lobster and local potatoes, simple yet so good.
The prices have bottomed out on lobster and the lobstermen are struggling, I bought these off of the back of a local losterman's truck down at the gas station. They were $4.50 each, and then he threw in an extra one for $2.00 more, 5 lobsters for $20. We spent that much on two during the summer. I feel badly that these guys are struggling to make a living doing something that has previously reaped large rewards. However it is nice to be able to eat them( the lobsters, not the guys)! They were great last night boiled and served with butter. Tonight we had leftovers-lobster omelets, amazing lobster omelets.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hangin' Out

We went out with friends today- had lunch, took a walk and then did a little shopping. I am learning to schedule this type of day or it never happens. It was great to get outside and MOVE and fun to hang out. What a beautiful day too. The clouds were amazing and the weather was pretty warm for this time of year in Maine.

I think the boys had fun too. They are now old enough to go off on there own, so while we walked down the breakwater they walked along the rocky shore. We were late getting to the agreed time and place and so they were waiting for us...bad grown-ups!

This is how they looked when we came back. Do you see how worried and upset they were?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Another day goes by...

L and I went out walking yesterday while the food was cooking. Just a quick walk. It was cold! I was taking this picture when he unexpectedly jumped (honestly I know that at anytime he might jump or flip or climb something) making for a really cool picture.

The ice on the pond was surprisingly thick but we through stuff at it anyway without much luck.

Home at the end of a really nice, relaxing day.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Early Morning Thanksgiving

It was beautiful & cold this morning and while other people were prepping turkeys and various other items I ran out to take some pictures. I need to knit myself some fingerless gloves because my hands were freezing! I forgot to wear my orange-so I didn't go too far. This is a big hunting day.

I love when I have to run & take pictures without thinking! I just HAVE to do it. Uncle Paddy asked me when I got back in"Did you go take more pictures of the woods road again?". Well, yes but these are different. I liked them and I always try to find a new perspective.

Now, I must go finish making the pie...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been very busy, this month is the start of my busy season and with the year I have had, I do not know what to expect. I hear so much doom & gloom about the financial status of our country that it is hard to believe that my business could continue to grow but it seems to be doing just that. I think part of it is that my prices have not gone up as well as the fact that there is not much else you can do for $4. No matter what the reason is I am happy about it and hopefully this coming year will be one where I make a comfortable profit. Don't "they" say that is supposed to happen after 3 years? I am ready!

I am happy the store is closed down tomorrow. I only close it a few times a year and I am glad when I do. The days before and after always seem to make up for it $ wise.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2008

3 Years and Counting

Here is my shop. This is where my focus has been for the last 3 years and I am still going strong despite predictions that this industry can't support video stores any longer. This weekend I am celebrating my 3rd anniversary!

I have been spending a lot of time here trying to make this place better everyday. After the store closes this evening I am having a little party to celebrate my store's success.
I must go now and get to work. I still have lots to do!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Saw A Sign...

Uncle Paddy & my faithful employee Carol are inspecting my new sign.

Here we are putting it up!

Luckily for me he had a rain day today and was able to help me pick it up and install it right away.

Yaaaay!!! YaHoooo!!! Hazzah!!! Hoopah!!! I am so happy that I finally have a sign. Looks pretty cool I think. Thanks must go to D.R.Inkblot for coming up with the original logo concept & my friend Cindy for making it from artwork to logo.
And it only took 3 years...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's November 4th, did you vote?

We just voted. Uncle Paddy, myself, and Cor. It is done, now we just have to sit back and wait to see what happens! I will be distacting myself with Mad Men, while periodically checking the statistics. This is a very exciting election.

Now onto some pictures I took on Sunday...

We went out for a walk and though it is much cooler and everything looks completely different than a few short months ago it was still great in the woods. I got some nice pictures and it was Sunday so we didn't have to worry about hunters. I wish that I could walk out here everyday but since it is hunting season I am going to stick to Sundays. Too bad though, the weather is very warm this week.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

British Invasion '08

The amazing Fab Four descended upon our town early Friday evening. I am speechless...