Cottage Retreat {Celebrations}

Celebrate the big and little throughout the week at www.ruthayreswrites.com.

Celebrate the big and little throughout the week at http://www.ruthayreswrites.com.

selfieTammy’s cottage is a highlight of my summer. The BONS meet together for stories, sharing, and relaxation. We wrote too. The cottage is quiet and I found valued quiet time to focus writing an article. We arrived Saturday afternoon and stayed over through Sunday evening. Unfortunately, I did not post that evening due to no internet access. Ruth kept us updated on a softball tourney her daughter was playing in. S was playing great and the team was successful. Ruth was being a great mom, cheering her daughter on, and connected us via text messages. She was in our hearts. We missed you!

I celebrate friendship, connections, encouragement, laughter, fishing, ice cream, campfires, notebooks, revision and writing!

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After everyone left on Sunday evening, Tammy took me in the row boat. I caught my first fish ever!

 

Tammy caught the largest Bass. I caught 2 Blue Gil and 1 Bass. Lots of fun in the rowboat.

Tammy caught the largest Bass. I caught 2 Blue Gil and 1 Bass. Lots of fun in the rowboat.

 

Tradition: sitting around the campfire sharing stories and laiughter. Tam had fun keeping the flames going.

Tradition: sitting around the campfire sharing stories and laughter. Tam had fun keeping the flames going.

 

Ruthie and Tammy enjoying relaxation.

Ruthie and Tammy enjoying relaxation.

 

A new tradition: being creative with art. Last year we knitted. This year we painted.

A new tradition: being creative with art. Last year we knitted. This year we painted.

 

Tammy's birdhouse sits on the porch, displaying more beauty.

Tammy’s birdhouse sits on the porch, displaying more beauty.

BONS means writing and writing I did. I worked on an article, added to my notebook (Thanks Ruthie) and received a new one from Tammy. I didnt get a picture, but I clicked away on my computer. The cottage is the best setting for writing.

BONS means writing and writing I did. I worked on an article, added to my notebook (Thanks Ruthie) and received a new one from Tammy. I didn’t get a picture, but I clicked away on my computer. The cottage is the best setting for writing.

 

I usually share a book when we meet, so I had a book treat for each. I LOVE ice cream, so this book captured some laughs. We celebrated my birthday with ice cream bars afterwards. :)

I usually share a book when we meet, so I had a book treat for each. I LOVE ice cream, so this book captured some laughs. We celebrated my birthday with ice cream bars afterwards. 🙂 Oh, and it was National Ice Cream Day yesterday too. How fitting!

 

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4 Responses to Cottage Retreat {Celebrations}

  1. elsie says:

    I wish everyone could have a BONS group like yours. This friendship is a celebration! I love reading about your group (especially because I’ve met each and every one 🙂 ). Nice job fishing!

  2. Tam says:

    Nice review with pictures. Maybe someone will want to be there next year to document the fun we have and share it at the end of the world news. “Aspiring writers Acquire Inspiration.” And Tammy took such good care of us! Maybe YouTube?

  3. I think you should skype after you get some alone time with the group! :). I am with elsie wishing I had this kind of supportive writing group! Such a delight to meet you all and enjoy your tales all the more. That Tammy could be a frontierswoman. She has skills! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your traditions Mary Helen!

  4. Your post made me think of when I was younger and would vacation at my aunt’s cottage. Such a cherished time! What a wonderful group of friends you have. I love how you all support each other as writers and artists and wish I had that too! 🙂
    ~Jennifer

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