Thursday, October 15, 2015

Seeds Of Change


Still can't find my camera, only the charger. Found a camera GG left behind, but no charger.

One's a Canon, one's a Kodak. Never the twain shall meet.

So I've sent away for a charger for the Kodak. 19.95 seems like a safe investment.

We'll see. In the meantime I'll keep searching my files for a unpublished photo or one no one will remember 'cause no one read me then.

I got an exciting email today from  my friend Diane P asking me if I'd read/ heard of this offer:

http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/10/14/meet-the-new-england-innkeeper-moving-to-paris-and-giving-away-her-charming-inn/

I clicked it and indeed, there is a charming inn to be given away to a lucky someone with 150.00 to invest in their future and 200 words to spare. All you have to do is lay out your heart and  convince her that I/you are the right person to get said inn.

I'm in. Who else?

Wouldn't that be a fantastic next life?

I didn't know how much I would like to make a change until the window opened in front of me.

Of course we are talking Maine, long winters, late springs, 3 month top growing season, ice, snow,cold. Brrrrrr.

Then we consider lobster rolls, living close to Boston and some of my favorite people there, fall leaves, the ocean, and the fabulous slogan: Maine "The Way Life Should Be". I could use it as a hashtag on all my IG pictures.

Now there's a good reason to completely change your life: social media. But really,"Virginia Is For Lovers" has not done me a lick of good. And she, the innkeeper, seems to have found a girlfriend and is moving to Paris! Hello.

Of course 200 words...I do tend to run on a bit as you all know.

Will I get the inn? One chance on a million.

Will I decide to keep my eyes wide open and welcome change? Even seek it?

You betcha.

There I already sound like a Mainer. Off to look for a pic, maybe one of the cats?



Or maybe one of carnations. The flower I'm always trying to get our customers to love, no luck there.

Better luck with the essay, eh?

xo J


28 comments:

  1. Jane, I am laughing my socks off. No, wait - I'm barefoot. But you know what I mean.
    I wish you all the luck in the world with your essay.If you get the inn, expect a visitor from Down Under. xx

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    1. Oh I'd more than expect, I'd insist! After all it's your idea. Xo

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  2. You'd be AMAZING at this! Can I vote? Bribe someone?

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    1. Maybe I could let everyone know when I posted my essay and then you could flood her with emails?

      Otherwise we can hold a raffle and hope to raise a million or so. Just looking at inns for sale. $$$$$$$$$.

      Maybe you could write it for me?








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  3. My daughter told me about this contest to win the inn. It's a very novel idea.

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    1. That it is. I'm sure I'll be one of millions who enter. But why not!

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  4. You're an amazing writer,Jane. You got this!
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    xo

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence Sue!

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  5. There was supposed to be a heart after my comment! Lol

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  6. You've already got the innkeeping down, and come to think of it the writing too. Let me know where I'm going to be visiting in Maine,

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    1. Oh I will. Let's say early summer....

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  7. Will definitely add Maine to my travel list if you win ... and hope like heck that you do. Altho, i do like having you close at hand, as it were...

    Good luck!!!

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    1. Would that not be too crazy? It's fun just to talk about. Hope it's as much fun to write about.

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  8. That would be so awesome, although I admit I'd hesitate due to the winters there.

    I was expecting a photo of couple spoiled felines. I'll settle for a carnation as I love their fragrance.

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    1. Ahhh, a carnation lover. Thank you.

      And apparently the inn is closed from November till May.

      Guess I could come back to Virginia and do holiday flowers.

      Win-win.

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  9. You would be the best innkeeper. (Already are, I suppose). Go for it!

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  10. You've already begun writing your essay! You are the perfect choice! Lisa

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  11. I can definitely see you as an innkeeper!! And I'm sure the cats would love all the constant attention!
    xox

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  12. Could there be anything more perfect for hospitable you? This place is INSANE!!! Lucky you're such a great writer.. and you have time to craft the perfect essay. I wonder if we could write letters off recommendation!??? :)

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  13. What a fabulous competition! All the very best of luck - I think you'd be great at it.

    Jx

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  14. "All you have to do is lay out your heart and convince her that I/you are the right person to get said inn." This has you written all over it! Start writing!

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  15. I've got all fingers and toes crossed that you win the inn!

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  16. I love carnations. They smell so lovely. I remember reading (I don't remember if I remember correctly!) that Gloria Swanson loved red carnations.

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