It’s a dreary, cold, wet day in May and I am sitting at my kitchen table waiting for my timer to go off while my oven bakes the last pan of chocolate chip cookies. This might not sound too unusual to most of you because you probably make it a habit to bake treats for your family. In our household we typically avoid having cookies and the like on hand because we try to avoid the extra calories. But his social distancing has me doing things I haven’t done in years.
To counteract the excess calories I have been taking my sweet, sweet Sadie on regular Burley walks around the neighborhood. She has become so accustomed to hearing the sound of my shoes being added to me feet that I barely have to announce my intentions. She typically makes her presence known in very short order.
Sadie and her Burley
So that’s one small glimpse of my activities while practicing social distancing; now share something about yours!
WordPress recently reminded me of an important milestone.
I first began blogging the year my husband was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. Our lives were turned upside down with the devastating news. To deal with the stress and disappointment I began posting about the daily adventures we experienced. All of the entries were made under a different blog address.
Not all anniversaries are greeted with enthusiasm. This one, even though it brings back all of the associated struggles, is a milestone to celebrate. I am overjoyed to report that my sweet, sweet partner is very much alive and kicking.
Cleaning the house can be a lot of work but it looks and feels so good when the task is complete. Every now and then I take a look at my blog to see what needs refreshing and what should be removed. Recently I updated a number of my documents and refreshed the appearance of my blog page. As a result of my efforts I think everything looks cleaner now and more organized.
Some of the items that were changed reside in the uppermost area of my page—often called the Menu. These items provide links to very important information that may not always be noticed. Here’s a list:
Many of the tasks (i.e. the gallery) took a great deal of time. The process of updating or adding my photos to the gallery created a lot of extra posts. You may have noticed a large number of them in your mailbox. I’m sorry if their volume was overwhelming. If I stay on top of this task the frequency of gallery posts should stay minimal. On the other hand the frequent posts not only took care of a housekeeping task but it also gave you another opportunity to see items that you may have missed.
I hope that you will have the opportunity to browse through some, if not all, of the Menu items. If you do I know you won’t be disappointed.
As always, thank you so much for sharing your time!
I’ve been sharing oldie but goodie blog posts that were filed under the category: garden. These posts contain a photo history of the flowers and characters that have lived in my garden. While the flowers are responsible for adding color and fragrance the other items add humor as well as a touch of rustic art to my surroundings. Please enjoy this excerpt from my past!
August 17, 2015
There’s nothing like a quiet moment nestled in nature. The aromas, the melodies of the air and the fragrance of the earth are what set my mind at rest and my muscles to relax. I have a small piece of nature in my very own yard. This small piece is home to a variety of flowers, bushes, trees and a few carefully chosen pieces of art. I would like nothing more than to share a piece of my world with you. Here’s a view from my window.
The beauty of flowers can brighten anyone’s day. I’ve been sharing oldie but goodie blog posts from my archives that include little glimpses into the landscape around me. These posts are from the garden category on my blog. Below is the post I have chosen to rewind today.
July 25, 2015
We’ve all worked and played very hard this week so let’s take a few moments to take a deep breath, release a big sigh and pause for refreshment. Here’s to you and all that you have accomplished!