These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Good day ahead

I'm trying to get myself revved up for the day. I have errands to run, and many tasks to do in preparation for the trip. But I can't start a day without a cuppa and some 'puter time. I think my condition is terminal.

It's going to be another beautiful, sunny 59° day here again. I could get used to this! It's already beautiful out there and quickly approaching 50°. I'm looking forward to driving around with the windows down. Ahhhhh. I suspect we will have some more cold weather, perhaps even more snow, but I think the winter is on its death march. Thank goodness. I love winter, I love snow, but I'm done for this year, thank you very much!

I have a bit of melancholy today, and I'm not sure why. It's minor, but just touching on my shoulder. It could be that I spoke yesterday with my sister, and we reminisced for a long while about her husband, my brother-in-law, who just passed away. It was a good talk, actually, remembering the good things in his life and some fond memories about our parents and grandmother, too. Even so, reminiscing might have stirred up the bittersweet.

After talking with her, I got a call from another friend who is going through a hard time with health concerns, financial challenges and having to move to a smaller home. He is philosophical about it all, but it is not easy for him. The challenges of any two of those makes the third more difficult, so he is more or less fighting uphill. It's very tough for him now, and my heart goes out to him. There isn't much else I can do, as he is far away, but I'm happy to be there with him in spirit and to lend an ear. Thank goodness, he is an unusually upbeat person, and he doesn't wallow. Still, my heart hurts for his struggle.

Fortunately for me, the sun is out. I know that once I get out and soak it in, I will feel lighter. It has warmed up another 5° while I wrote this. Life has hard knocks, but it can keep me down only if I allow it. And I won't!

So .... I gotta get movin'! "I got to move it, move it!!" Later, y'all!!

PS - I just saw this beautiful picture on my deck, and had to come back and share it ......

Yep, a good day.


  1. Have a wonderful, productive day.

    Our daughter is in the air headed for Portland PDX. I've got to get it in gear to bathe the dog, clip his toenails, and trim the hair on his feet. I want him to look nice when his 'sister' gets here.

  2. I love that picture. Our sky looks like that today as well. I really hope you have a good time on your trip. I have a feeling you and Linda will leave, start talking and before you know it you will be in FL. I love roadtrips; especially if they are with someone that is fun.

  3. I woke up to birds chirping and beautiful desert skies. It is going to be a beautiful day.

  4. Love the picture!!! Have a great day!!!

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  6. Oh Lyn, you are sooo right, the sunshine makes it impossible to stay will reach 70 here any minute now. My peach tree and plum tree have nice big buds on them! Have a wonderful trip to Florida and a great time while there. Talk with you later.

  7. Very nice picture... Keep up the emails please. I love hearing from you!!!

  8. Well, I got everything done that I planned, and enjoyed it very much with the windows down, soft, warm air moving through the truck. So pleasant!

    Linda, I'm needing to pretty up my kids, too, before I go. That's tomorrow's main task, and it will take most of the day. Enjoy your daughter's visit! Thanks for the link!

    Caroline, we are taking a couple audio books, just in case. After all, we might develop laryngitis! I know we will have fun! thanks!

    Pepper, I know. Wonderful!

    Thank you, Daisy, and I did!! Hope yours has been good, as well. :)

    Moni, it is so great out there! Love this weather. And, yes, I'll have fun in FL!

    Ah, Man, thanks. You bet I'll keep up the goofy emails! Thanks!!

  9. I do understand how you feel Lyn. Since mom died in December, whenever I talk to my brother (which isn't very often) I get that melancholy feeling. Even after a good conversation. He may feel the same way, who knows? Sorry about your friends troubles, I sometimes think it's more difficult knowing there's nothing we can do except listen. And that can be very good! This has been the worst winter of my life Lyn and I will be glad to see it go.
    Love Di ♥

  10. Di, I think when we lose a family member, the ties with living family gets more poignant. It helps to talk about it, but it is painful, too. I'm sorry for your loss. Losing one's mother is the ultimate pain, in my opinion. I don't blame you for wanting the winter done. Hugs.

  11. Thank you for your positive outlook- it inspires me to look on the bright side.
    Enjoy your trip :)

  12. YG, thank you, and I will enjoy the trip!

  13. And maybe you're tired from all that dusting the day before...

  14. Mary Ann, I think you're right!!

  15. I am seriously jealous of 59 degree days. We hover around 40 everyday here. It is CRAZY for Alabama!

  16. Cheryl, it wasn't quite so warm today, but 56° isn't to be complained about!


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