Say It

Always the Garden

"When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden."
            --- Minnie Aumonier


I plan to spend as much time out in my garden as I possibly can this weekend. There are a lot of weeds for me to take care of . . . both literally and figuratively. My garden is a space that revives my soul (and if ever there was a time for some reviving . . . it's now).

I hope you can find some space for yourself this weekend, too.
Relax and restore, my friends.


I'm taking Monday off; be back on Tuesday morning.

Weekend To-Do List

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't give up."
 --- Stephen Hawking


I challenge you to find something to be curious about this weekend.
Be kind - to yourself and everyone around you.
And don't give up!


I'll see you on Monday.

Sometimes Mondays

. . . really do feel like Mondays, y'know?


And as a person who does not actually have a job-job, that's saying something. Because when you are "retired" - or whatever it is that I am - all days are the same. Basically. Except when they're not.

And today? Today just feels especially Monday-ish to me.

Thankfully, there are hydrangeas in the world!

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"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us."
            --- Iris Murdoch


Here's to a good week for all of us!


The Choice is Ours

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"New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story?
    Ultimately we write it.
    The choice is ours."

     ----- Alex Morritt

Here we are . . . 2020!
Let's choose wisely.


New year, new look!  
I'm debuting my fresh, new blog banner today.  
(Thanks, Vicki . . . for helping me come up with such a special, fun look.)

Something to Think About

It's Friday.
And I'm in a hurry.
So I thought I'd send us all into the weekend with these words from a very smart man:

"If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?"
  ---Stephen Hawking



Enjoy the weekend -- and I'll see you back here on Monday.


Don't forget to check out my stash giveaway for this month!  The deadline for comments is next Tuesday, October 1 at 5:00 pm Eastern.


Wise Words on a Friday

"Today's goal:  Be careful not to sleepwalk through the only life you have.  Wake up.  Blink hard.  Stretch.  Keep moving."
                                                        --- Maggie Smith (the poet, not the dowager)

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Wise words!

Have a great weekend, and I'll see you on Monday with this month's Stash Giveaway.

The Truth of It

There was probably a time in my life . . . before I had cancer, surely . . . when I might've been upset at the thought of turning 60.  Or, at least, felt melancholy and pensive about it.

But now?


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Tomorrow, when I wake up to my first day as a 60-year-old, I don't anticipate feeling any different or looking any different or acting any different than I do today -- my last day as a 59-year-old.

I plan to fling my arms wide to embrace the day . . . and enjoy every moment that comes my way.

Because living to celebrate another birthday is a gift.
And I am so happy to be here.

"I decided if you're lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about."
                    ---Mary Steenburgen


And We're Back . . .

"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."
                                    ---Mark Twain


Beginning the week . . . 


(but not entirely thrilled with the time change).  

How about you?


The stained glass windows in my bathroom are glorious when the sun shines!  That's rare in the wintertime, but oh-so-fabulous when it happens.

Say It . . . On Friday

A thoughtful quote to get you through your weekend . . .

"Life is an echo.  What you send out, comes back.  What you give, you get.  What you see in others, exists in you.  Remember, life is an echo.  It always gets back to you.  So, give goodness."
                                    ---Zig Ziglar


See you Monday!

Au Revoir, 2018!

"For last year's words belong to last year's language.  And next year's words await another voice."
                                                                --- T.S. Eliot


Happy New Year, my friends.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019.