Saturday, June 28, 2008

Quotidian Tasks

Even for folks fortunate enough to live on an island, everyday chores beckon. Today was a day to catch up on those tasks. Vacuuming, cleaning, scrubbing and other household jobs gave way to watering outdoor plants and shrubs (with ground water from our new pump!) That, in turn, segued into answering emails, paying bills, and organizing office space. Finally, late afternoon found us baking a fig cake and bread, as well as making deviled eggs to carry to a friend's open house later this evening. Oh yes, I also found time to lie in the hammock, read several articles in Newsweek, and take a short nap (be sure to read the article in the latest Newsweek about the benefits of naps).

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the brave and courageous members of the US Life Saving Service. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous11:54 PM

    Hey Phillip,
    You may not remember me (Robby).I picked up the keys to the kayak stand from your house every morning about 11-12 years ago. I've been needing some serious creative energy and since I can't physically be there, I'm tappin into O-Coke via the net. I've just begun reading your blog- look forward to more.
    THanks- Robby A.

  2. Anonymous11:59 PM

    my email

  3. Anonymous9:22 AM

    I had to pull out the dictionary for the title. :o) Thanks for making me think!