Planning & Preparations, Thoughts & Musings

Spring at last…

Each morning I look out my bedroom window at the flowers and am amazed at the new ones that have come out, seemingly overnight. I'd forgotten how lovely western North Carolina can be when spring finally appears. Pinks, purples, yellows, whites, and even a few reds - all bursting open as if to remind us… Continue reading Spring at last…

Learning the Steps, Planning & Preparations

Bumps & Bruises

Yep, real bruises. It seems that I've been covered with them since starting this project, but I knew it was all part of the deal. Now, as I look at some of them, wondering how long they will take to go away (sometimes several weeks), I can't help but smile at the fact that I… Continue reading Bumps & Bruises

Thoughts & Musings

Closing in on summer

I sit here this morning with the windows wide open, my toes a little chilled, and hot coffee in my hand. Can it really be that we are entering the second week of June? I check out the upcoming forecast and I see that the temperatures are rising into the nineties in the next day… Continue reading Closing in on summer

Thoughts & Musings

Sadness and Sunshine

I'm going to say the first part swiftly and without elaboration. I think it will make it easier. Aurora died at the beginning of April. Her health had declined rapidly and, even though I knew it was coming, it hit me really, really hard. There. I did it. Yes, it's been over a month, but… Continue reading Sadness and Sunshine

Thoughts & Musings

Stabilization

Another long while before I'm able to come in here and share my thoughts with you all. There are so many changes since I last posted! I'm not even sure where to start, but let's see where the train of thought takes us, shall we? This morning I had the desire to listen to some… Continue reading Stabilization

Miscellaneous, Thoughts & Musings

A quiet morning

As the sky begins to lighten, I think about the way the last half of 2016 has gone for many of us. And I think about myself, too. There were days, weeks even, when I thought that I'd give up my dreams of heading out onto the highways and visiting with all the people I've… Continue reading A quiet morning