Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Rituals

A rainy stormy Saturday and Sunday.  The storms missed us, others in our state were not so lucky.
Taz and I have our Sunday rituals.  We read the comics and then after our walk I let her snuggle up with my walking shoes.

Wishing  everyone a  week that begins with peace and ends with love.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Out of the House

Today was the first time I had ventured out of the house since seeing the doc on Monday.  I needed to feed my body fresh veggies so we went to our local produce stand.  I love visiting there.  It is family owned, second generation and they care about their customers and the produce they sell.

One of their young daughters, who is maybe six was outside in her rain boots playing.  She waved and I told her how much I loved her boots.  She immediately replied, " and how are you today?"
It is interesting to see their kids interact with all the customers.  Their son, who is maybe 11 or 12 can pick out the ripest sweetest melons ever.  When I walk through the door, he always offers me a sample of his favorite fruit of the day.

It was nice to finally get out of the house.  I admit I did have to take a nap once we came home.
We had storms move through this morning.  The sun and blue skies beamed this afternoon.
More storms to come later tonight and tomorrow.  Fingers are crossed that more seasonable weather will soon find its way to Alabama.

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

Friday, January 20, 2017


His leaves are the size of my hands.  A neighbor gave him to me and he has thrived.  Seymour blooms regularly, but this time he has strutted his stuff.  This morning his purple blossoms were everywhere.  He is my largest violet and his flowers look like miniature roses.  Such a nice surprise on this Friday morning.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


One of the books that I have been reading this week is "Several Short Sentences About Writing."
Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author.  It is such a different perspective on writing.  Reading this book has been a delight this week and it has turned some of my thoughts about writing upside down.

Since couch time was mandatory, I have not felt the least bit of guilt about lying on the couch reading.  Today was a perfect couch/reading day.  Pouring rain, grey skies and hot tea and a good book ( well a couple, plus newspapers and magazines) has made this flu bearable.  I won't say enjoyable, but tolerable.

Tomorrow is Friday, the end and the beginning of so much.  Hopes that the needs of many will be met, and the greed and the hate will pushed back into the bowels of hell.  May the light of love take away the darkness.  May common ground be plentiful and may we all remember we are the human race.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Surreal Time

One thing about the flu, it is tenacious.   My big accomplishment today, taking a shower and washing my hair. My knees were wobbly and my arms shaky but shower and hair do were a success.

This week has been a blur.  Normally by now I would have taught at least 5 or 6 yoga classes and a meditation class.  As Rick says, " the flu slows you down."  Couch time is surreal time.

Wishing you all a Thursday filled with hope.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


 I have been a bookworm all of my life.
Because I was a late life child, my mom and siblings read to me daily.  Honestly I don't remember when I started to read but it seems I have held a book in my hands my whole life. They always gave me a book to read when I was being a pest.  I was often a pest.
Rick knows when I am too sick to read we are in trouble.  Sunday and Monday I was too sick to read.  Today was couch and book day.  I am better.

Through the years we have given nieces and nephews and friend's kids books as gifts.  Some have been happy, some not so happy.  Last year we gave Jordan a Books -A- Million gift card for his birthday.  He spent two hours picking out his books.  He is getting another gift card this year, January 29.  His mom knows they will be in the book store for awhile.  But she is good with that.

Sending you all hopes that you find the perfect book to read this week.  Let me know what you picked out.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Monday, January 16, 2017


I was at the local urgent care at 8:00 am this morning.  I tested positive for the flu.  Even my toes and fingers hurt.  This too shall pass.  And yes, I took a flu shot, but with Immune Deficiency the shot does not always give me protection.  Going back to bed.
Goodnight, Sweet Dreams