Greetings. I do hope that you who are reading this are doing well, staying healthy and managing your stress well in this chaotic world spinning around us all. These are trying times; my own stress level has been pretty high, so this week I had to cut way back on my consumption of televised news coverage – especially of the USA’s current political debacle. It just makes me insane and an insane MainelyButch is not a good thing! heh heh. It’s been about 3 days now, and I’m feeling much less craziness in my head.

Spring has arrived. On Wednesday, the first day of Spring and the Vernal Equinox, I got up really early, before dawn, and drove down to the town beach to watch the sun rise. The velvet black sky was clear and the stars twinkled as they faded and the sky grew lighter. It was a gorgeous morning, clear and quiet – just what I needed, some peaceful beauty. I took advantage of the time and shot a whole sequence of photos, from before dawn to sunrise. The pictures came out nice. I’m adding some to the post for your enjoyment. Let me know what you think!

My first shot…I had been at the beach about 20 minutes and it was growing lighter gradually.
The ocean was so very calm; sweet day for the first day of Spring 2019
…it’s coming up, geting brighter!
First light…this is a spectacular moment in the sunrise!
And there’s the sun…rising over the northern Atlantic Ocean as seen from the southern coast of Maine. 3-20-2019

I tried to make those photos fit better here, but I am having issues this morning with WP’s new layout…not sure I am a fan of this “block” system. I will keep working on getting better with the platform.

I took my dogs, Nola and Lulu, with me to the beach, which they enjoyed immensely! It was quite cold, about 20 F so they didn’t stay on the beach long before they ran back for the warmth of the heated car. Funny girls.

After the beach and some chores at home I had to take my friend to the doctor’s for a pre-surgery check in. We took the dogs with us. On the first day of Spring the local Dairy Queen ice-cream shops have “free cone” day, so we went there after her appointment – dogs in tow, of course! They absolutely LOVE ice cream and Dairy Queen’s soft-serve is their favorite. Lulu has bad reactions to milk based foods (milk, real ice cream, cheese) so DQ’s soft-serve is best for her when they’re allowed the ice cream treat. It doesn’t make her sick like other milk-based products.

her comes the ice-cream!

SCORE!!!

After our adventurous morning I came home and worked on a bit of organization in my shed but it needs quite a lot more. I need to just dump everything out and reorganize it completely on a warmer day in the near future. I tend to collect things and I am always seeing items and thinking about ways I can repurpose them. My buddy teases me about it incessantly because I am a thrift and antique store addict. I love those places and the messier they are the better; sifting through to find the treasures no one else envisions. I see an item and I start the mental reconstruction that turns it into something else; maybe something useful or decorative. You just never know. The “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” is totally true for me. I have some great collecting stories of exciting and unique finds.

I have been working on an outline for a podcast. I am going to be podcasting on Stitcher. I will be posting a link once I get the pilot episode finished and up for listening. Any ideas are super welcome! I am also going to be contacting some of my followers to be guest hosts. The podcast will be focused on LGBT+ topics, interviews, guests, Q&As, and movie/book/music reviews. Of course it will be leaning toward the Butch-femme dynamic and community interests because that’s how my brain is wired. I am kind of excited about it and hope I can do a decent job. If you have any ideas, requests, possible topics, etc please drop me an email or leave it in the comments. I am looking for your input!!!

Ok, it’s early on Friday morning, I have to work in about an hour, so I am going to end this here and wish you all a Fantastic Freaky Friday!

Peace ~ MB

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  1. Yes, thank you. It is a chaotic world out there, but I’m on annual leave now and trying not to worry so much about someone I care about, but she needs space so I’ll draw, mind my own business and enjoy coffee/tea while I think about her. If you mind your own business it grows so the saying goes. 🙂

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  2. yes, stay away from the news for a while ( wow, that statement seems familiar 😉 ) I swear I am gonna find a personal friend of yours to go have tea with you, and when you’re not looking grab your remote and channel lock all the news shows and stations, and leave you with nothing but a music channel, the Disney channel, and cartoon network, if Netflix Canada worked in the US ( it doesn’t, I tried) I would give you the password and tell you to make a profile and put you on my plan…. anything to stop you from driving yourself batshit crazy… your mental health is important my friend, keep yourself in a good place 🙂

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  3. I remember the first time I spent the night on the beach in Massachusetts with friends and watched the sun rise. I had lived all my life on the West coast and was very familiar with the sun setting. I don’t think I actually believed it came out of the ocean the same way it went in! Thanks for sharing those photos. Stay sane. I think that is the most radical action any of us can take at the moment.

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  4. It was so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing, i needed the mental exhale. Right now, i just want to pause time for a few days and live at the sea. Bliss. ❤ And i'm off news now too, except for local. i can't even do that for long. i focus on putting joy in, like you did in all of this post. ❤ When you make a space for joy, she finds you.

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