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
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.
This weekend I found myself driving up to Coyote Ridge outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado for my first hike of 2018. I have not been on these trails or any mountain trail very often the past two years. In 2016 I had half of my meniscus removed and my recovery was not quick. The past two summers I focused more on bike riding since it … Continue reading MY First Hike Of 2018
I love yoga. The mind/body connection provides me with a much needed midweek change of pace as well as continued improvement in flexibility and coordination as I move through my 50’s. This is why my ears perked up when my instructor, Amanda, announced that she was holding a special yoga class. After a buzz of excitement, she continued by stating that it was a couples … Continue reading OF YOGA AND VALENTINE’S DAY
I am sitting at home today. It was not planned. I had a jury summons. Responsible citizen that I am, I requested a sub to manage my classroom for the day and headed off to the Weld County Courthouse bright and early Wednesday morning. Upon passing through security I was shuffled into a large room where I listened to a judge talk about the great … Continue reading Time To Come Back?
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 🙂 I have been thinking this past week about what it means to be unconventional. I know that I am somewhat unconventional in my life. I am in my 50’s, single with no children, and I like it that way. I changed my last name. I don’t subscribe to tv services and rely solely on … Continue reading Living An Unconventional Life