Musing

absorbed in thought; meditative - which is not the same thing as overthinking - or so I think Random thoughts - random photos Ever since my old point-and-shoot bit the dust, I've missed having a pocket sized camera in my bag - and no, my iPhone doesn't count. Worried that I didn't have a camera for our upcoming bike trip, Greg bought me a new one for my birthday :-) I've been having fun playing with it - pointing, shooting, and not overthinking every shot. While it doesn't replace my Rebel, it's a pretty nifty toy. I am learning the value…

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Vermont summertime

My little corner of Vermont is a popular, busy place in the fall and winter. Camera-clad leaf peepers swarm our area from late September through mid-October, hoping to capture the riot of colors. Winter brings a rowdier crew, as our world is blanketed in snow and winter sports lure crowds away from their city lives. And while I, too, love Vermont during these seasons, it is the summertime that I enjoy most. A time when my flower garden is a profusion of blooms and I putter leisurely outdoors. A time when exploring takes us to a beautiful vineyard and winery,…

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Finding space to slow the pace

Well - I am back from vacation, returning to what seems to be a blissfully slow week at work - thank goodness for that! Needless to say, vacation was wonderful. Greg and I spent several days in Colorado, visiting family, adding a side trip to Wyoming - just because. Words cannot express how much I absolutely love this area of our country - all those wide open spaces... and ranches... and mountains... and prairie dogs - hmmm strange little animals, those prairie dogs. I've always known that I crave a lot of personal space - explaining why my daily subway…

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bringing joy and my journey towards minimalism

Ever since I began my journey towards minimalism - note the use of the word "towards" and not "to" - I doubt that I will ever fully embrace minimalism - anyway... as I was saying, ever since I began my journey towards minimalism, we jokingly use the term "bringing joy" - a lot. - the other morning on the way to the train: Me - I can tell this skirt is going to drive me nuts all day long. I'll probably get rid of it. Greg - So, I guess it's not bringing you joy (a teensy bit snarky) Ummmm…

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Minimalism and the closet purge

Otherwise known as "Finding Balance - Part 3" which seems to have hijacked my life - are you tired of this topic, yet? As you have undoubtedly surmised, I'm not entirely happy at work. I need to remind myself, though, that I am not entirely unhappy, either. And while I am feeling - well - a little out of balance, I have taken a detour from my normal fiction reading into the world of non-fiction - looking for guidance - or inspiration, really. I am borrowing and buying as many books on "minimalism" as I can find. I know -…

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