When the volcano blows

I hear the rush of water from a distance growing louder and louder the closer I get. It’s exciting and peaceful at the same time. I arrive at the base of the falls and the rush of the water catches hold of me. I find myself lost in the movement and the frenzy yet IContinue reading “When the volcano blows”

Reflections

It’s inevitable. As much as I tell myself I am not going to do that thing at the end of the year and “reflect”… I think it is just human nature to take stock in ourselves every so often. And since the rest of the world is screaming new year, re-set.. well it’s a littleContinue reading “Reflections”

If we look each other in the eye

I’ve gained weight. A few pounds, nothing life shattering. It is of my own doing born directly from the choices I have been making lately. It is not hindering my abilities to do the things I love, but it is making some clothing less flattering. Now I could hide away and be concerned with howContinue reading “If we look each other in the eye”

A view from the cab(s), not yellow – Fire Tower

At the end of August I accompanied some of my hiking friends to the Catskills to hike the Red Hill Fire Tower. They had all committed to completing the #firetowerchallenge, I just wanted to hike on a gorgeous day in the Catskills.. I journal every hike, a glimpse at my notes reveal: beautiful day, perfectContinue reading “A view from the cab(s), not yellow – Fire Tower”

Just for the sake of doing it

I am not a competitive person. I do not have what one would consider an addictive personality, nor am I reward driven which is why I find it surprising at how many times I have allowed myself to be sucked into “streaks”. I am a lifetime Weight Watchers member.. so if you are familiar withContinue reading “Just for the sake of doing it”

Someplace I never should have been

The scale is up. And while I am not one that is driven by the scale, when the scale and my body are in alignment that is when I must face the music. Music is a huge part of my daily life… often times in life I find myself deep in song lyrics; every dayContinue reading “Someplace I never should have been”

You can’t steal my peace

These days I’m choosing peace over chaos. I am choosing laughter over yelling. I am choosing silence over arguing. I am choosing me and my well being. My peaceful state of mind is important to me and I work hard to reside there as often as possible. This world however has decided to try andContinue reading “You can’t steal my peace”

The power of a really cute bathing suit

In 30 days I will be 57 years old.. sheesh I remember when almost 60 was sooooo old.. Well not anymore folks. This gal does not feel old. Fairly decent/healthy living has helped, especially these last 10 years.. early on, perhaps not so much.. but hey young and carefree so what did it matter? AsContinue reading “The power of a really cute bathing suit”

The Evergreen Tree

Waking to the sound of the hummingbird buzzing outside my window. It is spring time and everything is green. The view from our wrap around porch always beckons me. The grass, the bushes, the trees, front and center the huge evergreen sits queen of the forest. A little chill in the air, I go insideContinue reading “The Evergreen Tree”