Last weekend, Steve & I took a couple of days away to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of “us” as a couple. We met way back in 1972 when we were teenagers - 15 & 16. Since that meeting we have always been friends . . .Read More
a very happy day, filled with reconnecting and reaffirming. Best wishes to you!
Love yourself first and everything falls into line.
~ Lucille Ball
If you could see me, you'd find me taking lots of photographs and even a video or two, traveling to state parks & disovering Florida on my "date days" with Steven, tweaking my blogs and websites, talking with my husband, my mom and my sister, visiting local beaches and gathering treasures, taking Nia movement classes (the best thing I have done for myself during this time), and celebrating an anniversary of the heart on October 25th with Steven by going to Sanibel Island last week, one of our favorite spots.
Plus, I have been visiting Museums, watching dance performances, cooking creatively, planting flowers (and weeding!) plus harvesting basil, parsley, rosemary and even romaine lettuce, wow! I have been quiet here on my blog since my dad passed away, I think because I have not done a lot of mixed media art like I usually do -that is what I typically share here. I realized the other day though, that I have been doing a whole lot of other creative things while I have been thinking, processing and of course, supporting my mom. It feels right, but I wanted you to know.
|"date day" at Myakka River State Park Oct 16|
|Yes, you must be aware of Alligators!|
Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest and largest parks.
|76 feet up - Myakka has a canopy walk through the trees and a tower to climb up!|
|beautiful treasures on a Longboat Key beach|
|Steven being silly - pretending to fish like an Ibis!|
|a beautiful Sanibel Sunset|
There is a story here. The hat you saw me wearing above got swept off my head within 10 minutes of us boarding the train. We were in the open air car and whoosh! I thought the hat was gone. That was really too bad, Steven had just given it to me earlier that day. When the train ride was over, I saw Steven talking to one of the train guys. He asked if he could walk the track and look for my hat? No, they couldn't allow that, but the young man he asked said the train was going back to the yard on the same track and he would look for the hat himself. Could we drive our car up the road and meet them at the yard? If he found the hat he would give it to us there.
Then we saw the train coming!! No passengers, just the guys who worked or volunteered. The young man on the end had my hat in his hands!!! It was worth the drive and the wait.