January · life · Sunday Selfies · The Changing Seasons · Uncategorized

January sun…

Enjoying the sun in January.

This is what January is like where I live.
It can be cold but the sun shines beautifully
and the balcony is a great place to nap in a sunbeam.

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Celebrate the Small Things · Friday Four Fill-in Fun

Celebrating naps and movies and…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and Obi at Eloquent Rambles
have given us the following sentences with blanks to fill in

1) I love to nap on the sofa.

2) What was the last movie you watched?

3) New responsibilities are sometimes surprising challenges.

4) Happiness is often found in unlikely places..

Celebrating The Small Things
this week

Afternoon naps–always wonderful
Watching movies at home–Jennifer Anniston in Cake was Oscar-worthy
No new responsibilities–yay
Being happy–a blessing

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thankfulness · Thursday · Uncategorized

Thursday, thankful imagination…

St Mary Magdalene Church, Gilsland. Heavily ca...
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Today is Thursday, November 11, 2010


A friend and I had lunch one day at a rather trendy hip kinda place.  It was big and loud and busy and had great windows.  Oh, and the food was good. While we were there my eyes were drawn to the view.  It was not a remarkable view with unusual things to see but it was a pleasant view.

There were trees in groups of three  or more, some kind of evergreens.  It struck me that they looked like families.  Here was a mom, dad, couple of teenagers, and a little kid.  Over there  were two older folks and near them a nanny with two toddlers.  When I see sights like this that get my imagination in gear there is no stopping it.  I could think of all kinds of stories to tell about these tree people.

Imagination is such a wonderful gift.  Children have it in abundance but adults tend to shut it down.  Oh, there are those creative folks who never lose the ability to call it to the front of the stage of life.  Most simply let it sit and atrophy like muscles that are not used.

There was a season in my life that my imagination slept.  I had put it away like a good grown up and left it alone.  But for some reason every once in a while it would rouse from its nap and shake away the boredom of too much reality and bring me laughter and wonder.  I am thankful that my imagination would not be packed away with childhood memorabilia but was resilient and stubborn and a bit willful–sounds like a certain someone I know–and jumped out of the box.

Really, I like my imagination.  I am thankful for the gift of fun and creativity and humor and insight I am given when it comes out to play.  





ten · Tuesday

Tuesday, ten


Shiny Happy People
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Today is Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Ten things that make me feel good:

  1. Taking long leisurely walks
  2. Going to lunch with friends
  3. Hearing children laughing
  4. Watching puppies play
  5. Having my cat nap on my lap
  6. Seeing blue skies and white clouds
  7. Reading a good book
  8. Looking at daisies and pansies
  9. Eating chocolate
  10. Taking a nap
thankfulness · Thursday

Thursday, thankful…

Sweet Henry Napping

Today is Thursday,  September 16, 2010

I am so thankful I have no problem sleeping.   Most of the time I fall asleep quickly and stay asleep until the alarm wakes me.  Well, there is one potty time in there but I hardly wake up for that,  just enough to get to the pot and back to bed.  I know that  many people  have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep or sleeping at all for that matter.  That must be awful–more than awful.  If you are one of them I am so sorry.

And I can nap.  Whenever.  I really do not even have to be tired to take a nap.  Just let me lay down in the afternoon (or late morning or early evening) preferably with my cat and I am out of the game for an hour.

I do not know why I can sleep so easily.  Maybe I am too shallow to have worries or  be troubled by much.  Maybe I am just an empty-headed ditz.  Who knows.   I am not going to study it too closely.   All I know is I am thankful for the gift of sleep and sweet dreams.  Okay there is the occasional nightmare–and if it wakes me up I go right back to sleep–no problem.  Sweet!