Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Place

Hello my friends.  I'm writing to you from my "Happy Place".  I've been at the lake since last Friday morning.  We went into town for church and to mow the grass at home and then back by 3:00 Sunday.  I do have to go home tomorrow because Chloe has to go to the vet to get her yearly shots.  She will also get a bath in the morning...not one of her favorite activities.  Hopefully we will return here on Friday morning for the long weekend.  I hope to stay until Wednesday or Thursday next week

I have lots of pictures for you of our "place" here.  I took this one Saturday morning of my handsome Hubby, (on the left), with Larry just after they completed putting in their permanent sewer hook-ups for their new trailer.  It only took 3 trips to the "big" city of Loon Lake to get all the parts!  :-)  Loon Lake is really small with a Hardware/Grocery store and gas station as well as a thrift store.
Then they laid a bit of sod by the front door and gravel around the front of the camper.
Then they put in the steps down our little hill.  Busy bees those boys were on Saturday.
Last Wednesday night Dennis and I built these stairs for Larry & Nita.  We've now built five sets of steps for people here and with teamwork we have quite the system for getting them done relatively quickly.  They are so much nicer than the normal fold-down steps and much more sturdy and secure.
I bought a bowl of flowers for my own stairs.  Aren't they pretty?
We  put fresh bark dust around our little flower garden areas. And Nita put out her "Welcome" sign.
Here's a bit of a different view for you.  We put in this sod last summer and it looks great.  Paul & Lori's trailer is on the far left behind the tree.  Our in the middle and then Larry & Nita's.  
The view from the road looking toward the lake between ours and Larry & Nita' trailer.
From the top of our hill looking toward the road.  We have a little conversation area and fire pit.  Sorry it's a bit tilted, I was trying to balance on my tip-toes.
Our flowers are blooming so prettily..
I like to sit here and watch the hummingbirds at the feeder there on the right.
The only drawback?  This is yellow pine pollen floating by the dock.  Pollen has been terrible this week and trying to keep it wiped off of surfaces and keep from sneezing has been "fun"!  It's just as bad at home so I'm not complaining.  At least I'm trying not to complain.
I have crocheted around five flannel blankets this week but I admit, I have been reading quite a bit.  It's a book of fiction about the settling of Nebraska.  I can't put it down.  I always find myself reading more in the summer and knitting less.  I feel like I'm being lazy but I do love to read.

I have had a few people ask me in the comments and by private email about my headcovering so I thought I would answer here.  I wear in because of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16.  We belong to a non-denominational Christian church and I am one of only two women there who cover their heads.  

I hope you all have a lovely week and I'll be back soon. 

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 
Colossians 2:6-7



  1. I wear a head covering in church.
    We had horrid yellow pollen all over yesterday here in Wisconsin.

  2. that view will never ever get old. You're trailer is in a beautiful place.........

  3. I love it when you show us your little slice of heaven. I wish I knew of a lake like yours around here where we could put our trailer for the summer. You've all really worked hard to improve it, too. Love the stairs down the hill and your wonderful wood steps into your trailer. I'm not fond of the wobbly metal ones. We have an old yellow conductor's boarding step that Dayle found one time in a ditch by a rail line. I actually love that old thing. I hope we get to see you again soon.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Wow, what a beautiful view you have! I could sit there and take that in for a long, long time! So thankful you are able to have this reprieve and "happy place" to visit. Enjoy every second! God bless you for being so faithful and obedient to Him. :)

  5. Love your gazebo and outdoor living areas--looks so inviting! And that lake...beautiful! I can see why you treasure your time there:)
    Blessings, Aimee
    PS: Great construction work!

  6. What a beautiful place to be, you have certainly made your area most welcoming and inviting.

  7. Oh your bit about your hair puts me to shame; I used to cover mine except when going to work (French schools are quite hysterical about religious signs) but nowadays I don't, except when I go to the synagogue. I didn't know some Christian ladies did it as well. Do you wear only skirts or are you allowed to wear trousers ? XXX

  8. Ahhhh, the lovely lake! I know the peace you feel there!! So beautiful!!!
    XO Kris

  9. Looks like a really beautiful place. We used to have a caravan at the coast. Loved going there to stay.

  10. Your happy place is wonderful. I always enjoy seeing it. It seems like you've really made it into a home away from home. Enjoy!

  11. Betsy Bless you for making steps for others. Like a stairway to heaven but down! :)

  12. Your space is so wonderful and peaceful Betsy. I know you enjoy your time at the lake so much by yourself and of course with your husband and friends. I can almost smell the gorgeous clean air. Enjoy your weekend,

  13. After nearly 12 hours on the road, Tim driving his car, we arrived back home from visiting family and friends in Sonoma, CA. It was a good trip and we helped my oldest sister get more organizing and cleaning and repair work done at her house which was satisfying for all of us. I'm a bit tired at the moment, and find your lake side report so restorative :) Hoping you have more lovely days at your beautiful spot, Betsy. xx

  14. Looks all nice and pretty. So glad you have a lakeside home that is fun and with friends. Lovely flowers! Nice stairs you made! That's a plus to have handy, talented people to help other people out! Good job, my friend!Hugs and take care!

  15. What's "Bryay"...is that pig latin or something? Your lake home is so lovely and you have a great view. Here you just see the houses all around the lake it spoils it. And the people here have boats and all kinds of things but you never see them outside. So silly! I love your landscaping and the stairs are gorgeous! I wish you could come an help me with mine. LOL! I;m in over my head! I too have put down the knitting and find myself reading and now I have the sewing "bug". Have a great time at the lake!

  16. It's always so nice to see all the lovely pictures of your pretty place at the lake. What fun! I love how you all help each other out there. Wishing you many fun filled days there, with lots of reading, too...and maybe some hooky and knitty things as well. Blessings to you always sweet friend.