Easy Does It

Leave a comment
Bits & Pieces / Observations / Sundays Forever

As the Sunday passed, I had to do something I haven’t done in a long while… sit and read. No rush, nothing to get to, no distractions. Just me, my book and my ipod and the backyard. The sun began to sink and the wind had a cool breeze. The laundry was dry. The sheets were clean. The sun was still bright but the shadows started to show their wings.

laundry

laundry 2

New sheets being cleaned for the new mattress. Yes. Soft, smooth and cool.

fence

The rosemary plant, bursting with fragrance.

fene II

I appreciated the textures in this shot.

Best of all I got to finish my book. More days like this please.

It’s Summer (Officially)

Leave a comment
Bits & Pieces / iphone / Lists / Summer

Wow, it’s been a long time. It’s been a dosey of a year both personally and professionally. It’s all good now. I really thought about whether or not I wanted to keep this space, but didn’t want to leave it yet, so I’m back!

Speaking of new seasons, Summer has officially arrived and so far I’m loving it. New season means a new “bucket” list. So here it is and I can’t wait to cross these things off my list.

2018 SummerBucketList

As of today, I’ve purchased a class pass for a yoga house and signed up for my painting class. More updates to come!

Hello Summer and Hello to you.

Coffee Shop Adventures

Leave a comment
Coffee Shop Adventures / Observations

It’s no mystery that I love going to coffee shops to enjoy lattes, read, write and eavesdrop. Just kidding, I don’t always eavesdrop but I love people watching at coffee shops. I particularly like going on Mondays (when I happen to have the day off) because it’s a bit of a different crowd. It’s the retiree crowd, the student crowd who are working on projects or meeting up with others in their class, the moms with the young children or the people who get to work at home and are working away on their laptops.

This morning  while I was brainstorming some stuff and enjoying my granola and vanilla latte there was some good conversations going on around me. The first one that caught my ears was a man (who I pressumed worked in law) talking away on his cell phone about a case he was working on. He was talking about the seriousness of the case and how it will be so detrimental to his client if the client lost. It stirred all my curiosities. What did his client do? Did the client really do it? What happens to this person if the case is lost? Is it a man or woman? Most of all, what did the client do?

Across from me was a couple who were working on some sort of project. Sounded like the man was helping the women and when he had to leave, she thanked him so very much for taking time to help her out.

The best conversation was a group next to me. They was about five men and one woman ranging in age from maybe their 40’s to retiree age. I’ve seen this group at this coffee shop before. One man had a French accent, but was speaking Spanish at one point. The lady was speaking Spanish with him. Another man had a middle eastern accent. They talked about everything from the Russian election probe, how Facebook was involved (or not involved…wink/wink), Janet Jackson and how she just became a Mom at age fifty and their jobs (or where they used to work). It was so interesting to listen to them. I ,at one point, wanted to walk over and join them, they seemed like the kind of people who would be happy to add new members. The thing I liked about them most of all was 1) it reminded me of traveling abroad and how you often see people at cafes discussing all subjects under the sun and 2) they were able to speak freely about their opinions on all these subject without getting into an arguement or voices being raised which lately in America hasn’t been the case.

So that was that, and while I was sitting there listening and people watching, I thought I’d make this a regular feature, because it is fun and it’s kind of what I do all the time.

jones'

Happy Monday!

Still here

Leave a comment
Bits & Pieces / Current / Uncategorized

It’s been hard for me to keep this space up the last few months. Summer was hard. Not sure why but I was just not motivated to do much.

However, I did…

close up

Explore a little teeny-tiny bit.

Good bye II

Drink margaritas. One of my favorite summer drinks.

Good bye III

Go camping at the beach.

Now I’m ready to drink lots of coffee and enjoy all that the new season has to bring.

Good bye IV

Slummin’ in the Summer

Leave a comment
Favorite Things / Seasons

It’s August! Where did the time go? I had all these plans this summer but I’ve pretty much  been sitting around trying to stay cool. I’ve been a summer bummer. The one thing I have been excited about is my paint class. I’ve never taken a paint class, maybe in college but I think I dropped out.

Anyhoot, it’s been fun. I’m not that great, but I don’t care. I’m there to learn and experiment. Kind of my own adult summer camp.

paint 1

paint 2

paint 3

paint 4

paint 5

paint 6

I’ve got a ways to go but I’m really enjoying myself and right now, that’s all that matters to me.

Sundays Forever

comments 2
iphone / Sundays Forever

It’s Sunday and today was HOT, super toasty, humidity way to much humidity. However, things still need to get done. Here’s Sunday.

sky

Oh wow, the morning sky. Just wow.

ground

Noticed this nice color combo while out on a walk.

carrots

This color combo at the Farmer’s ¬†Market. The carrots also look so good.

bunches

This coming Tuesday would have been my Mom’s birthday, so we wanted to buy some pretty flowers to take to the cemetery. These did the job.

diner

Some damn fine coffee. Okay it wasn’t fine, but I’ve been watching the first run of “Twin Peaks” and that’s all I think about when I order coffee now. I can’t wait to start watching the new re-boot of the show.

I hope you are not melting and enjoying a nice Sunday at the beach.