Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Day With the Grandkids...

What a wonderful day - sharing the joy of the world though the eyes of small children just awakens the soul. Walks in the park, a quick swim, climbing and going down the slide, popsicles outside, hugs, laughter, watching them interact with Papa - life just can't get any better! We even found a toad sitting in a fallen bird's nest - how exciting!

Each time I spend the day with them, I'm exhausted yet feel 20 years younger!! I've decided that grandkids give us a second chance to do it right!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Walking up the lane today, I stopped to smell the lilacs and was reminded of childhood memories at Grandma's House. Sitting on the porch swing with the fragrance of lilacs wafting through the air, swinging back and forth while listening in awe to the stories of my grandparents, fresh baked pies coming out of the oven, the upright piano in the sitting room, the hanky tucked in the waste of the dress, lots of hugs and gentle pats on the head.......those were simplier times and ones I remember with such fondness. What stirs your memories?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How Long Does the Music Play?

Waking up to the sound of music as the alarm went off, I laid there wondering how long the music plays? I've always gotten up, turned the alarm off and started my day. This morning the air was fresh, birds were chirping, the sun was peeking through the branches on the trees, and you could smell spring and freshness in the air, so I decided to stay snuggled under the covers and enjoy...

I can tell you the music plays for at least 30 minutes! There is, after all, a certain amount of enjoyment in seizing the day. Three chapters of a good book to finish, flower beds need to be weeded, make rhubarb crunch, girlie things to do and the blues festival begins tonight.

Maybe another day I can tell you how much longer the music plays!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rain Brings Joy to the Heart

It's a rainy day, best spent with hot tea and good friends (fellow bloggers) quietly turning the pages of wonderful sites. I am always amazed at the ease in which people express themselves...and the talent displayed. The photography is absolutely breathtaking!

One should never wish their life away, but oh, had I started years ago....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Such a Beautiful Day

Life is amazing, plain and simple. Nothing gained, nothing lost. One day seamlessly flows into another, a slideshow of activities demonstrating your daily life. Weather - not important - it is what is on the inside that counts...isn't that what we are always told? And how do we really feel on the inside looking out? Are we open and share our innermost feelings? Do we hold back in fear of causing harm or anger? Do we just process internally until we are satisfied with our answers? How do those around us really feel? Is it what we think or much different?

What do you do? How do you handle life as it is thrown at you?