On this Friday evening as I wait for my husband to return from a business trip, my thoughts turn to you ~ my friends. Today I had lunch with my sister-in-law and then a quick trip through HomeGoods. As we looked at different items for sale, I was amazed at how often I said "the bloggers would do this, or the bloggers do that." For instance, she liked a few framed paintings, but said she didn't care for the black frame. So, I said "you could spray paint it ~ that's what all the bloggers do." I'm wondering if any of you have thoughts or conversations like that? Or am I just a little weird? (Please don't answer that :) My sister-in-law may think that as she is not into blogging. However, she asked me to show her what a blog was and I did. She liked what she saw and often says why don't you take a picture of this or that and put it on your blog. My husband says that too. I often find him reading my blog at night. I think it's kind of cute. It makes me think that blogging is contagious even for those who don't want to start their own blog.
Anyhow, when my husband went on his business trip he took my laptop and my camera. As all bloggers know, that is cause for anxiety :-)
Fortunately, I have still been able to stop by and visit you on my old computer. As I was visiting blogs today it occurred to me that I had some photos stored here. So, this post is being put together with some old photos. I fear it may be a bit random too.
I do hope you all had a good week & your weekend holds the possibility for happiness and fun.
My week consisted of continuing on my mission to put my home on a diet and clean up as I went along.
Since the new year began I have been reading a lot. At least one hour per day. Believe it or not this was an order from my doctor. After the stress of last year, I thought it a good idea to have a complete physical. I tend to hold my stress inside of me. The doctor said I had to spend one hour per day doing something totally relaxing. For example: yoga, tai chi, taking a bath or reading. He stressed that if it was reading it should be something like a novel ~ no politics, etc. I asked him how many days a week I should do this. He adamantly said "every day of the week." It may sound easy, but some days I have to make a real point to do it. Even though I do enjoy reading, it's amazing how often I felt like I was being lazy to just sit and read.
I am also on a mission to eat only healthy food. I have always been very health conscious, but there were some things discovered in my physical that needed to change. The doctor was ready to prescribe medicine, but I don't want to go there. She explained that sometimes it doesn't matter how much you exercise or how well you eat if your family medical history isn't so good. Let's just say that right now I am mad at my family medical history. I am doing everything in my power to avoid medicine, but time will tell in this instance.
These pictures are from last April when I visited our local botanical gardens (aka: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens). I had intended to do a post on the visit, but it never happened. So, perhaps some pretty flowers would appeal to you now in the dead of winter.