Today I’ve decided to take part in the Five on Friday where I write about five things on my mind. I’ve been reading several of the other blogs which participate but I haven’t taken the first step.
So here it goes!!!
I am so thankful for the University of Kentucky arboretum. I’ve been meeting my friend Jennifer there several times a week to walk in the mornings and it is truly one of the most beautiful places to walk. I’ve often laughed that I am getting in my car to go take a walk but the beauty is truly worth it.
I have had a week that was totally indulgent with friends. How blessed I have been to spend time with each of them. After my Nanny’s death I sent an e-mail to everyone asking them to remember me during my grief and to not let me isolate myself. There hasn’t been a day this week that I didn’t go on a walk, have lunch or simply spend time with some of the most amazing women I know.
I spent the afternoon on my back patio totally enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I’m always reminded that I am a true LEO and the cat in me often finds it hard to move from the chair. Also, as much as I have loved being with everyone this week, time alone was something I needed. I do not do well with doing nothing. However, I opened my Real Simple magazine to this quote today.
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which on consciously separates the past from the future…… A day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for”
Maya Angelou – Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey.
I am beginning to feel I am in desperate need for one of those days…..
And I am hoping that next weekend I will have a few of those days as we are now only six days away until we get to
This is a shortened version of the trip we had planned in May and part of my birthday!! I will be having a whole spa day on Saturday and plan to spend Sunday at the pool. (I’m a Leo – I don’t care if it’s 115!)
Finally, over the past few days I’ve been thinking about this blog and what I want it to be. I do want to expand and perhaps some day attach it to my work but at the same time I get completely overwhelmed by the in’s and out’s of blogging. The initial purpose is to chronicle my own grief journey but I also know that I’ve been able to help others with what I’ve said. Currently, I now find myself bogged down with thinking I should change my template and have someone do some things for me.
When I first started blogging, I met with a friend who blogs and she suggested I simply do what I was currently doing. She stated things would happen as they need to and that it was easy to be obsessed with the minor details. The reality is, thinking about the blog gives me an outlet away from the other things going on in my life. And sometimes we all need a break from our lives…
Happy Weekend Everyone!!