Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Salon - with pretty pictures of Nantucket!

This Sunday finds me on sunny Nantucket, off the coast of Cape Cod, relaxing with my husband's family.

It's a perfect day- beautiful and sunny, with just a hint of a breeze, and just perfectly warm without being muggy.

This morning we got up early to go to a big antique sale but we read the date wrong in the paper and it's actually next Sunday, so we were a little disappointed.

It's okay though, because we went to some great yard sales yesterday (Nantucket yard sales are a tradition!) and because we get up with the sun anyway when we're here so it's not like anyone was going to sleep in past 7 anyway!

The plan for today is more of what we did yesterday- sleep, read and eat. Actually yesterday folks went to the beach and I stayed home to rest, because I'm still on antibiotics and need to stay out of the sun. I managed to get a slight burn anyway when I walked out for lunch. I ended up going to a different beach just for a few minutes, to snap some pictures. Then it was back home for an ambitious regimen of reading and napping.

I'm hoping to get into town today for some shopping. Certain things are rituals- the chocolate shop, the antique-quilt shop, the jewelry shop and of course- the book shop! There are two great independent bookstores on the island, Nantucket Bookworks and Mitchell's, and I love browsing in both. Mitchell's specializes in nautical, whaling and Nantucket history and has things it's probably almost impossible to find in other places; Bookworks is a fine general-interest indie. I saved a couple of wishlist items just for this trip!

You can find out what other folks are doing this Sunday here.