Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thoughts on Friendship...

Just some rambling thoughts I had today:

When you spent your life being told to keep things secret
When you finally decide you're tired of being silent
When you've been told to keep your thoughts to yourself
When you decide you have every right to speak your truth
When you try to do it with kindness and without drama
When the drama happens anyway
That is when you find out who your friends really are.

With each passing year, I have learned to treasure my close friendships. Those who stand by in the middle of every storm. Sometimes family doesn't even do that for many, though I happen to have a supportive, loving family.

I'm just appreciating the blessing of good, true friendship.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Plans...

I was just reading a Valentine's post on blog I follow, Airing My Laundry, One Post at a Time. She describes her Valentine's Day, which sounded very much like mine. I don't enjoy going out to celebrate, because I don't want to deal with the crowds. Plus, an evening at home with my guy is always nice.

My favorite gifts are simple, a new book or a movie and chocolate! We usually do Pizza delivery or Chinese takeout for dinner. My husband is also easy to buy for. He collects anything to do with cars, the Cubs, or the Packers, and he loves eBay bucks.

For me, Valentine's Day is about spending time with the person you love. It doesn't need all the bells and whistles to be wonderful. It just needs two people, remembering what brought them together and why they love each other. What more could a person want?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winter Continues...

This has certainly been a cold, snowy winter for us. I'll admit I'm having dreams of springtime and warm, sunny days, but I'm still making it a point to look for the joys each day brings. When you're my age, you don't want to wish your days away. Every moment is precious.

I've been rediscovering my love of reading over the past few months. My most recent reads were The Little Bookstore at Big Stone Gap, Autumn from the Heart of the Home, Sleeping at the Starlite Motel, A Cry from the Dust, and Bird by Bird. I'm currently going between two books, Pushing Up Daisies and The Girl on the Train. I love a good mystery, but I also enjoy stories that explore the personalities and lives of all kinds of people.

It's well after midnight and my alarm is set for 6 AM, so it's time to close for tonight. Wishing you all peaceful dreams!