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.
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.
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.)
There are some simple pleasures in my life that while on the surface seem very mundane give me great joy. One of these things is a cup of coffee. I can not remember time when coffee was not a part of my life. The sweet nectar of the gods, is a part of my earliest memories.The sound of the coffee pot, the aroma drifting through … Continue reading For the Love of Coffee
April 16th is here again and I now find myself half way between 50 and 60 years of age. It is both exciting and surreal. I often find myself contemplating my life and it’s eventual end this time of year. This post is not meant to be too deep or depressing. It is meant to inspire us all to enjoy the wild, crazy, unpredictable ride … Continue reading 55 Years Old! Some Birthday Thoughts.
This weekend I pulled out my little tote with my Spring/Easter decorations. Growing up my family loved the holidays. From October to April my sister, Cindy, and I eagerly looked forward to each change of season and decorating for the holiday at hand . This love of decorating for the holidays was inspired by my mom. She knew how to capture the magic of … Continue reading Thoughts On Decorations, Gifts, and Cultivating Memories.
This weekend was absolutely beautiful in Colorado. Winter may have been beating down the east coast, but here on the Front Range of the Rockies it was near 70 degrees. If I was suffering from the winter blues the past few weeks, this weekend it was full out spring fever. Everywhere I looked people like me were basking in the golden rays of the sun. … Continue reading Spring Cleaning My Mind
For the past couple of years I have had a goal: A life in balance. An essential part of this balance has been the ongoing challenge to reclaim my weekends and learning how to relax. This past week I found myself reminiscing about my weekends as a child. Our family weekend routine began Friday evenings when my mom got off work. My sister, Cindy, and … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Finding Balance in Life.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Thursday was my 52nd birthday. Yep, I am another year wiser, healthier, and happier. I am also very excited to embark on another year of my life’s journey. I was looking back at my 51st year and it made me smile. I had three major changes last year. I officially became Laura Kelly just days … Continue reading Birthday Reflections: Bring On A New Year!
Happy Monday, everyone! Mondays can be a time of dread for many people. Most of us are headed back to work after a relaxing weekend. Work can mean pressure, deadlines, difficult people, and stressful situations for many of us. Even those of us who enjoy our career may find ourselves longing for just one more day to relax and play or feeling a little frazzled … Continue reading Making Each Day Special