Procrastination

"There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this." Running behind - again. It's not that I have been putting off writing this post, or that I didn't want to do the things I haven't been doing - I did, and I do. Someday, maybe, I will learn how to fit it all in - ummmm, maybe... Our trip to the upper peninsula was fantastic! Beautiful weather and cycling through beautiful farmland, along the shore of Lake Superior, and wow - the western edge of our time zone - where the sun rises and sets an…

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Journal #1 – for my inner over-thinker

I overthink things - it's what I do... Except - apparently -  when I unpacked my camera after our vacation, and forgot to unpack my batteries and battery charger, leaving them behind - in Vermont... So - anyway - all those thoughts that I overthought about photos I planned to take... well, time to overthink plan b which is to not overthink and use what I already have. Except, well, I couldn't find any photos I liked, so back to plan a - or maybe plan c - I think... And this brings me to my Journal #1 - which…

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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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Reflections on a first birthday

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the dark, and you didn't even notice the darkness - until someone turns on the light? This describes the way I felt one year ago, when my granddaughter was born. She is like a light shining brightly in my life - a light that I didn't even realize I needed. And now - a year has passed by so very, very quickly. On her first birthday, Friday, I enjoyed my morning coffee on the deck - reflecting on the past year, on the day of Ella's birth. I began my morning pages, "Happy…

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