Monday, January 30, 2012

Note to self...

"I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days or great days"
              Lance Armstrong

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Night Happy Hour!!!

Seafood and Seagrams Escapes! Gary surprised me with crabcakes, shrimp and Lime Melonade to top it all off.

I love Friday nights!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Smash Book

An interesting new way to scrapbook or "crapbook" as I call it. Just take all your crap and smash it in a book. I saw these today at Michael's and may just have to buy one.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

6 weeks from today...

we'll be in Florida at Vistana Village, Disney World and Sea World. I'm looking forward to warm sunshine and palm trees!!!!!

Simple Gifts

'Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight

A "simple gift" from the last 2 days was a little peek at springtime waiting in the wings. Wherever I drove, I saw robins pecking at the ground looking for some worms-not just a couple but flocks of them! This was probably due to the rain on Monday and the warm weather on Tuesday but a welcome sight that made me think of spring.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Library Hours

 Today I spent my lunch hour at the Moorestown Library. It was a gloomy, misty day but I still needed to get out of the office for a brief respite from the ringing phones and needy customers. The library is an ugly  70's  concrete building, in need of updating but my escape nonetheless. The scent of musty books took me back to my younger days spent at the Camden Library in Dudley Grange Park. I couldn't believe that there in Moorestown amongst the furniture that looks like it was castoff from a college dorm was a trestle table and Windsor chairs also reminiscent of my former library. I just had to sit there for my brief escape from the everyday world of work.

Check out the link below that will take you back to my world of Nancy Drew books, high school research papers, the Panzarotti truck and summer days spent reading in a strange old mansion with its very own green space and view of my high school.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A favorite quote...

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" Saint Augustine

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yoga for the Rest of Us

This is my newest fitness quest now that I don't move as well as I used to. The DVD's have modifications of traditional yoga poses and give a good stretching workout. They don't have any background music so I use the Comcast Music on Demand. Its nice to take your mind to another place if only for 20 minutes.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Simple Abundance-A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

I read this book a few years back and pull it out every now and again to refresh my outlook on daily life. Its chock full of many wonderful ideas of how to appreciate your life and be thankful for little everyday events.

You need do do some of your own editing when reading it because some of the suggestions are not for everyone, but I still enjoy it and find some new ideas every time.

The author now has a website(I just found it tonight) but there is a fee for joining and I don't think that's going to happen. After all, I already own the

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I'm looking forward to a Sunday filled with things accomplished. I'm setting up my scrapbooking area again now that the holidays are over.I need to get the cruise memories in order and also plan to get some household stuff done.

Gary wants a big spaghetti dinner, so that will also be in the works. We can cook enough for a couple of meals and not have to worry about it on a weeknight. Sounds like a plan!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Such an easy thing to do...

Sort the mail as it comes in and pay the bills then instead of letting them pile up in the kitchen and on the desk and anywhere else there is a flat surface. I really need to make this a habit!

Lunch time plans 1.Bank
                          2. B and N for "Real Simple" and "Budget Travel" which I plan to subscribe to.

Dinner at the Longhorn Steakhouse

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thank you Lauren!

Now I know how to post pictures!

I need help with my blog!

I thought I placed the pictures in the correct space, but they popped up wherever they wanted to. I can't find the missing link but its probably right in front of me. Oh well, I'll try again when I have more time.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hard to believe that just a month ago...

we were on a cruise to the Bahamas, and a year ago we were in the Southern Caribbean. Great memories!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!

I love new beginnings! It can be a new year, a new life or simply a special moment sparked by an everyday event. Anything and everything is possible! I hope you'll join me as I share my year of life's simple pleasures.