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
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.)
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
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.
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.
On a chilly weekend back in December I found myself falling down the rabbit hole of You Tube videos. I do not even remember what topic I was originally searching when I came upon a multitude of vlogs on the topic of the importance of morning routines and rituals. At first, I was not impressed. I mean, everyone has a morning routine. Get up, get … Continue reading Productive Habits And Morning Routines
When I was in High School I had a little after school ritual. When the weather allowed, I would Make a glass of Lipton ice tea and go sit on the back porch step. There I would sit and let the worries of high school life melt away. I would admire mom’s roses and Crab- apple trees and listen to the hum of nearby traffic … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Traveling Alone
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.
There is a wisdom and art to aging gracefully. Perhaps it is my discovering this wisdom that keeps me coming back to the same themes as I sit down to write my blog. Getting outdoors, finding balance in life, and spring cleaning my mind. Another beautiful Colorado weekend was at hand as well as an extra hour of sun light on Sunday compliments of the … Continue reading A Day of Unexpected Twists and Turnes