Solitude…. 31 Days of Observing….

31 Days Observing  Hubby had an errand this morning.  He asked me join him, and I declined.  I didn’t feel like going out, especially where he was headed. So, for the first time in a while, I am home alone.  Not just for an hour, but for more.  It is delicious.  It is quiet.  ItContinue reading “Solitude…. 31 Days of Observing….”

Sunday Observations…. 31 Days of Observing

31 Days Observing  Today is Sunday.  A busy day with church and cleaning up after church and getting on with your day.  Today it is a fall day.  It is a bit overcast and it feels like fall.  I love days like this.  Neighbors are working in their yards, decorating their porches.  It feels likeContinue reading “Sunday Observations…. 31 Days of Observing”

Hidden in the Ordinary…. 31 Days of Observing….

31 Days Observing  I don’t think I have consistently written a post for longer than five days straight.  I have tried to write daily, but usually after about five days I lose momentum and it takes me a few days of not writing to start-up again.   This challenge is becoming that, a challenge. This morningContinue reading “Hidden in the Ordinary…. 31 Days of Observing….”

Visiting… 31 Days of Observing…

31 Days Observing  We left Japan when I was 25 years old.  It had been my home since I was 21.   When hubby and I were transferred to Japan, I thought it would never feel like home.  I was so wrong.  The time we spent there was wonderful.  It was life changing and those yearsContinue reading “Visiting… 31 Days of Observing…”

A Confidant… 31 Days of Observing

31 Days Observing  My first task each morning is walking our dog.  It gets me into the fresh air and I am moving and both are good things to do.  This morning, I started my morning a bit late, it was wonderful. As I was heading back to the house my cell phone rang.  ItContinue reading “A Confidant… 31 Days of Observing”

Conversation with Nature… 31 Days of Observing

31 Days Observing  This morning heading out the door to walk my dog Shugo, I stepped onto the porch and felt the heat of the sun.  Groaning to whoever or whatever was listening I complained about the heat. I have been known to talk to myself and to carry on conversations with myself, and thisContinue reading “Conversation with Nature… 31 Days of Observing”

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig….

Walking the dog this morning the nursery rhyme, “To Market, to market” came into my mind.  I remembered the past couple weeks of bouncing Little Man on my knees and repeating this rhyme to him.  The last line, home again, home again, jiggety-jig stuck in my mind. It was a beautiful fall morning and my firstContinue reading “Home again, home again, jiggety-jig….”

Lesson One of this Visit…

Last evening, after I had arrived at my precious daughter and son-in-law’s home, we took a walk.  It was a nice evening for a long walk and we covered a nice area. We ended up at a park that they hadn’t explored.  We played on teeter totters and rocking horse type swings and slides andContinue reading “Lesson One of this Visit…”


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I saw this quote last night.  I posted it on my Facebook page and this morning as I was walking my dear little puppy I was still thinking about it. October is here!  Fall has fallen! Continue reading “October”