I'm loving how these poppies are growing in and between this chain link fence. The lessons I've learned from nature. 1. patience 2. persistence 3. determination 4. trust 5. faith 6. staying in the moment. I hope you are all having a good week-end.
It was a lovely week-end in my neck of the woods. Walking downtown to the annual Peddlers Fair I realized (again) how lucky I am to live where I live. Saturday was a sunny day, a gentle breeze was blowing, the smell of kettle corn was in the air. The sound of music drifted along with bird song as a local band played for the fair. Sunday was the local farmers market, my favorite seller was there and though it is too early for tomatoes I bought a bouquet of sweet peas. Strawberries are in season, they are big, plump and sweet-we are having nothing but shortcake for dinner tonight! Sometimes I wonder if the answers we need are right in front of us and we just can't see them because either we are looking too hard or we are asking the wrong questions. Anyway for right now I'm going to stop worrying about the future and just enjoy today.
This post is about nothing-that is what has been on my mind for the past several days. I've been at work since I've returned from Bisbee and so all thought was put on hold. Also I've discovered a long time habit of mind. When given a large project I often go into overload mode and shut down. My large project at present is what to do at retirement? Where to live, if to move, continue work(I probably have to), many questions. It is too much to ponder and so I go into nothingness-it is easier there. But I do know I will not find the answers to my questions there, so every once in a while I stick my head out. I do know I want to be closer to my family. I know I want one place I can call home. So two questions are answered. That is a start-something that is good for me. I hope you are all having a nice week-end.
I've been away for a while, not only from my blog but from home-I've taken a road trip to Bisbee AZ.. It is easily a two day drive, with a stop in Scottsdale to spend the night with my mother. What an adventure. The reason behind the trip was to visit my sister who is living down there. She is in the process of opening a "creative boutique", we went to see her progress and to help if we could. Let me just tell those of you who follow my sisters blog, she is doing well, is very busy and hopes to open the "Bliss-Bee" shop in the next month after that she will be blogging again. It will be a wonderful store, full of goodies, art supplies and of course my sisters creative energy, everyone should plan a trip to Bisbee for a week-end get away and to visit the store. Bisbee is a quaint little mining town built in a steep canyon, it is full of turn of the century cottages, stairways, nooks and crannies. Also in town is the cute little Shady Dell vintage trailer park a cute hotel to stay in. Bisbee is also full of wonderful antique stores with great prices but I never got a chance to go shopping, I was too busy helping my sister! It was a wonderful trip and I look forward to returning soon.
Another low census day at work and I was called off my shift. Part of me rejoices because I get a long week end and another part of me trembles in fear as I doubt the security of my job. Three years ago I left a large busy stressful job to work a less stressful job. Sometimes I doubt my choice. I think about just doing a good job and doing the best I can and knowing that if I take care of every day the future will take care of itself-that is what nature does why can it not work for me? I don't want my dreams eaten for dinner.
A CHICK HAS JUST SO MUCH TIME TO CHIP ITS WAY OUT, JUST SO MUCH EGG ENERGY TO APPLY TO THE WEAKEST SPOT OR WHATEVER SPOT IT STARTED AT. IT CAN'T AFFORD DOUBT. WHO CAN? DOUBT USES ALBUMEN AT TWICE THE RATE OF WORK. ONE BACKWARD LOOK BY ANY OF US CAN COST WHAT IT COST ORPHEUS. NEITHER MAY YOU ANSWER THE STRANGER'S KNOCK; YOU KNOW IT IS THE PERSON FROM PORLOCK WHO EATS DREAMS FOR DINNER HIS NAPKIN STAINED THE MOST DELICATE COLORS. kay ryan
Bambi is moved to her summer home without event! Even if signs indicate other wise the trip was uneventful and all is well. Maybe I'm just becoming a seasoned trailer puller. This was a quick trip since I do not have much time off of work we were only gone three days, they went by quickly. Night one was spent in Alabama Hills a favorite of mine, I love the rocks. It is still very early spring in the high elevations, 7000 feet-there is little green growth and it is cold at night. The second day as we drove closer to Mammoth mountain ski resort we were able to pull off the road and go cross country skiing. Again, although the sun was shinning it never got very warm and the next morning when we awoke Penny's water dish was frozen solid! It will feel good to be in a warm house tonight and take an extra long hot shower.