• Bibliophilia,  Reading,  Self-care

    Summer Reading

    I have made a spur of the moment, joyous, and lovely decision! Beginning tomorrow, I am taking at least next week to do nothing other than reading some books that are piling higher and higher by the day. In fact, I may get brave and take the next week to do the same. Here’s what’s waiting for me: Shawn Smucker’s Light from Distant Stars and The Edge of Over There Karen Eisenbrey’s Wizard Girl; This Particular Happiness by Jackie Shannon Hollis; Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir by Annette Gendler; and I’ll be finishing The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. If our weather stays as nice as it is, you may find me on the back porch…

  • Gratitude,  Nature,  Seasons

    Thursday

    Thursday took us back to summer temperatures with a high at 90. The beauty of the Pacific NW is at 8:10 pm the temperature has dropped to 82 and will continue to drop during the night. By 5:00 am, it will be 65. It’s been a gorgeous day ending like all summer days. The light is beginning to change. Sunlight begins to fade bringing sunset to us.   We’ve come in from dinner out at a popular burger place. I mentioned a few days ago I was craving a good old-fashioned (i.e. not fast food) burger. Before heading out, I take my second get-into-the-Mustang-convertible-and-get-back-out without problems test. This time I…

  • all about time, timing, time, pocket watch, watch, rose
    Health,  Lifestyle,  Time

    Timing

    It’s all about timing these days. Living in a fast-paced world as we do, calendars, watches, and schedules keep us on time, most of the time.    Several things come to mind which depend on timing:     Figure skating partners must keep time to the music and each other.    Choirs match their voices in entrances and cutoffs so that they sound like one voice.    Gardeners pay attention to the right time to plant seeds and then thin the new shoots. Never forgotten is the timing of watering those seeds.   This all leads to my lack of timing this week. Following my last physical therapy session, I counted…

  • Five Minute Friday,  Word Prompt

    Five Minute Friday Link-Up :: Distant

    Today I’m joining a talented group of writers at Five Minute Friday. This community connects each Friday in an online, unedited free-write based on a one-word prompt. My timer is set for 5 minutes. Let’s see where this week’s prompt–DISTANT–leads me.     I had no idea when I agreed to a revision of two previous spinal fusions and additional hardware placement lower in my lumbar spine what a long healing and recovery process it would be. As the journey began on March 6, 2019, I knew it was a much bigger surgery than others, but I had no way of knowing the collateral issues that would greet me after surgery. The…