Simple Pleasures. Things To Do On Your Front Porch Or Back Patio.

My memories of a front porch go back to when I was very young. My grandmother had a large front porch that covered the entire front of the house. The porch had a swing large enough for several people to sit on and plenty of room for children to play. Several houses down from my grandmother, our good friends, the Schisslers, also had a large … Continue reading Simple Pleasures. Things To Do On Your Front Porch Or Back Patio.

Do Some Good. Thoughts On Ben Franklin And The 4th of July.

Hi everyone 🙂 Here in the states Wednesday is the 4th of July. Barbecues, parades, and fireworks will abound. For most of us it will be a fun day with miles of red, white, and blue in every  direction. One of those days when everyone feels connected to one another just by the fact that we call the USA home. We should all be proud … Continue reading Do Some Good. Thoughts On Ben Franklin And The 4th of July.

Simple Ways to Enjoy Summer

Good morning and happy Monday! Today is Memorial Day here in the USA.  Along with paying tribute to those who have given their lives in service to this country, it is also the unofficial beginning of summer.  Solstice may not be until June but In my hometown of Greeley, schools are out, barbecues are being fired up, cars are heading to the mountains, and outdoor … Continue reading Simple Ways to Enjoy Summer

Celebrating Our Mothers (Even If Your Mom Has Passed Away.)

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. To my readers who are moms, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day filled with laughter and love. You deserve all the pampering and gifts you hopefully received. 🙂 Most of my readers are of a certain age.  Because of this, I know that many of you are beginning to experience holidays and special … Continue reading Celebrating Our Mothers (Even If Your Mom Has Passed Away.)

Hiking One Step At A Time

    Whoever originally came up with the saying ” One step at a time.” was as wise as Socrates in my opinion. This saying has helped me immensely over the years. This weekend I went hiking west of Ft. Collins. There is a trail in the foothills called Towers road in a beautiful area called Horsetooth Open Space. Trail runners, hikers, and mountain bikers … Continue reading Hiking One Step At A Time

The Power of Just Getting Out of Bed and Summer Fitness Goals.

  This was a weekend I did not want to end. What started out as a somewhat questionable morning with a low energy level and burn out from the previous week, quickly turned into the perfect weekend that I needed. Getting out of bed Saturday morning instead of sleeping in turned out to be a good decision. My alarm went off at 6:00 am. Even … Continue reading The Power of Just Getting Out of Bed and Summer Fitness Goals.