I love old, rustic shutters, doors and gates.
Spending a week in paradise.
Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Continue reading “Restoring my soul”
I remember when things worked well and lasted a long time.
Kitchen appliances lasted forever. I never recall my Mother buying new ones.
The loneliness of the Maytag appliance repairman was a familiar ad on television.
Those days seem gone for the most part.
Continue reading “Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker”
I was trying so hard to post every day on my blog.
I was trying to answer every comment.
I was trying to read other posts and to comment.
I was doing well and then came my trip.
No big deal I thought. With a few adjustments, you can continue your regular schedule.
Just home from a brief stay at the Oregon Coast.
My mind is reeling with the beauty I saw.
Beauty on the shoreline.
Beauty in the parks.
Beauty everywhere in its purest, natural state.
Back at home, I am determined to enjoy the beauty in my world. Continue reading “Beauty 3.26.17”
I woke up today at 4 A.M. in Portland, Oregon. By 10:30 I was in Denver, Colorado. Continue reading “Sunday Thoughts”
“Never be in a hurry, do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” Francis de Sales
It is Saturday night and I am alone for the evening at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Washington north of Seattle.
I could have gone to dinner in Seattle with family.
However, I chose an evening of solitude.
My family was concerned that I was sad or down but really I just wanted to have an evening to refresh and renew my spirit after my long drive from Whistler, B.C. to Seattle.
I ordered dinner from room service and tuned into the movie “Sex & the City”.
I was lazy and indulgent. It was just what I needed.
I realized early in my adult life that I need equal parts down time to balance the busy, involved times. I believe that the need for down time grows as I grow older.
The next morning I thanked my family for not resenting my need to “opt out” for the evening. Their empathy and love were true gifts.
To be able to take time out and not feel guilty was my gift to myself.
Seeking serenity… Continue reading “Comfort Ye My People”
It seems to me that we are in dire straits… Continue reading “Dire Straits”
Happy Sunday from Cuchara, Colorado!