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Time Well Spent

Finding the Good

So.  As I mentioned the other day, it's been a rough summer.  And August, in particular, has been Truly Crappy.  Usually, as the month wraps up, I put together a "Right Now" post.  But this month?  Not so much.  (Although you can be assured that I'm . . . drinking, reading, and dreading . . . every day.)

It's really easy to get swallowed up by the overwhelming tough stuff of life -- especially when it sweeps you away suddenly.  And completely.  

So I'm trying to find the good.  

Because it's still there.  Under all the crap and maybe hiding in the corners.

Like . . . despite my absolute breakdown in the gardening department, flowers are still blooming.

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And Erin came for a visit.  She even extended her stay by several days to offer help and support, which was lovely.

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Tom and I quietly celebrated our 35th anniversary earlier this week.

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A new gelato shop opened in my neighborhood!

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And tomorrow, thanks to a lot of last-minute problem-solving and a bit of magic (thanks, Di!), Tom and I are heading to Boulder for a quick visit with Brian and Lauren.  This trip has been on the books for quite a while -- and I'm very happy to not be canceling.


There is good.

I just have to keep finding it.

Have a great weekend, and I'll be back after my trip.


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Have a wonderful, wonderful time! And a cold beer for me okay? xo


Safe travels & hope you have a wonderful time!


I'm so glad that you get the good that is in Boulder with Brian and Lauren. I hope you can put the truly crappy and daily dread aside for a short while and revel in the goodness. Happy 35th and thank goodness for great sisters and daughters!


Oh, that's wonderful! Have a wonderful time in Boulder!!


Happy 35th! Keep focusing on the good! It is all around shinning
through the dismal . We just need to take notice. Insanely jealous you are traveling to Boulder! My daughter and son-in-law live there! Peace in your mind, body and heart!


This makes me happy! Sometimes a new perspective and familiar faces can be a balm - I hope you have a fantastic time. XO


The good IS always there even when we have to look extra hard to find it. I'm glad you captured some and I know this weekend will be a great restorative time for you and Tom.


A very happy 35th to you and Tom! We know you'll keep searching hard for the 'good', and hope you'll begin to find more and more of it as the days go by. Have a wonderful time in Boulder-lucky dog!


So, so glad you are going to Boulder and you have a chance to have some fun with your family! You have great instinct for finding the good wherever it's hidden and in seeing the beauty all around you. Soak up all the good you can while you're away and it will help get your through. xox

Julia in KW

Glad you are getting away! I know for myself, no matter how much crap is going on, as I head away from home on a "holiday" of any kind and no matter for how short a time, I can feel the cares drop from my shoulders with each mile/ kilometre! Enjoy your time away!


Awesome. Road trip! Sending you good thoughts for happy times.


I,am sorry that my crappy Friday (no big issues--just little stuff that had to happen)'so I didn't get to wish you a great time in Boulder! Enjoy your Colorado visit!


Happy Anniversary to you and your love... I'm so glad to hear you will be getting away for a bit - hope you have a lovely time and get some peace....
I am over 500 miles away from my Mom has dementia and my Dad is getting ready to have heart surgery. He is 90. So my stress level is high these days - and every time the phone rings, my heart skips a beat....
I am knitting like a banshee, just to keep all the "scaries" away...

Linda in VA


The good is always there, but it isn't always easy to find. I'm just glad you are giving it a good shot.

I hope you have a wonderful trip - hopefully it will outweigh other things at least a little bit. And it's always good to have a literal change of scenery. Take care.


I hope your time in Boulder was wonderful and renewing for the spirit.

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