Yes, it's Friday.
And, yes -- this SHOULD be a "Get R Done" Post.
Sometimes it's best to wipe the to-do list clean.
Forget the clothes needing to be ironed .... or just folded.
Unloading the dishwasher will wait ...
THAT'S the hardest thing.
Figure out what matters and
live the life you want to be living.
We live in Portland --
a city blessed with natural beauty.
Technically Who Villa is actually in a burb ...
but close enough.
Anyway -- this is a beautiful place to live.
Nearby mountains to climb.
Or just admire on your way to the grocery store.
Mt. Hood is there.
I remind myself to lift my eyes and see the beauty
that seems too big to miss
but I often overlook.
Nearby we have
beaches to explore.
LOVE the beach.
Grew up on southern Oregon Coast.
We are taking a 5 day holiday in a couple of weeks with the
Pink Princess and
the Montana crew.
Playing in the surf.
Watching the sunset.
Sharing these things I love with
kids and grandkids.
I am trying to live the life I want --
visit and dinner with mom and dad
talk about house remodel
he was a Marine in Korea
who is an above the knee amputee
who will soon need to use a scooter
all the time.
Real reason for visit?
Tell them we love them.
Face to face.
took Mr. Sammy Girl to sandwich dinner at
Paradise Cafe at Bridgeport, that is!
Coupon for free sandwich.
So it REALLY WAS Paradise.
(Don't they have free food in Paradise?)
He bought book at Borders.
We wandered into Anthropologie
and into a couple of shops
sat outside and listened to the live music
spent a couple of hours
just hanging out.
Spending time together enjoying the evening.
Mostly for free.
If we don't enjoy the "better",
how can we survive the "worse"?
Helping Cindy (Tarte) set up at the Barn.
Time with wonderful and creative people.
I think Joy and Joe with be there.
So much FUN!
Fun is vital to our well being.
I give myself permission to play.
Class with the incredible Lisa Kaus.
I can hardly wait!
I'm making waffles.
and ICE CREAM!
Wish you were here to have some, too!
Here's to a life filled with love, companionship, friends, creativity, inspiration, ... and FUN!