May 27, 2010

To spin or not to spin...


Photo by Google

This is what I have been up to lately. It's called spinning, and it is one of the most difficult exercises I have encountered (next to chin-ups). But I love it. It hurts, it's exhilirating, the music is great, and did I say I love it? I have always enjoyed outdoor bicycle riding, however, this is totally different. For me, it is more difficult, gets my heart rate up faster, and the Instructors (whom I like and admire) are relentless in their energy. Should you have the opportunity to try it, do it and you will keep coming back for more! : )

May 21, 2010

Have a lovely weekend


May 14, 2010

Enjoy your weekend!




Flowers from my garden

May 13, 2010

If you can dream it, you can make it so.


Photograph by T. Walker
To reach that 'certain' goal must feel quite terrific!
A sizable goal for me lately is doing several chin-ups at the gym consecutively. It may seem easy to some, but it is in the distance for me. It is challenging, and I want to conquer it!
"Where you are weak, you shall be tested." - Unknown/very contemplative words.

May 11, 2010

Think Big...



Working toward one's goals is a noble pursuit.

May 8, 2010

For my Mom


Well, this is it - the blanket I have been making for my Mom is completed. It is folded for now. I did not want to open it up and show all the loving imperfections (I am a beginner). It's a blanket to keep her lap warm, however, every stitch (and dropped stitch) is full of my love and devotion to her. She is one of the sweetest, kindest, generous, wisest and most lovable women on the planet. I know that is my opinion, but when people meet her, they walk away with a smile.
I don't wait for the second Sunday in May to tell her I love her. I tell her everyday. She is one special lady.



May 7, 2010

A pretty time of year


Our rose bushes have begun to bloom. Yay!

Here's wishing you a great weekend - enjoy.


May 4, 2010

Living life

Allen and I took a long weekend, and drove to Northampton, MA. It's approximately3.5 hours away from our home. Mainly it was for real estate business, however, we did get to see some fun and interesting sights. Unfortunately, the photos didn't turn out well at all. The only one that was passable was the highway exit sign for Northampton. Therefore, I will spare you the photos that were not to be.

Anyway, on Sunday morning we had breakfast with Allen's long time friend, Matt. It was so enjoyable to see him and spend some time with him. He and Allen have a great friendship, and I liked watching their interactions. It made me smile. : ) It made me think that no matter how fast time goes by, some important things remain untouched, as in their friendship.

When we returned home, we were greeted by an array of new garden blossoms. What a wonderful surprise!


Dianthus flowers (hot pink)



Rosario Iris (my favorite because it shares its name w/my late Father.



Sometimes, going away refreshes one's spirit. I think for Allen and I this is true. We were able to re-visit the town where he lived for almost ten years. The shops are fun, and the whole town is...well...highly creative.

The above quote came from a Jackson Browne day time calendar. I believe the analogy is a good one. If life is to be compared to a stove, then why not live juicy, and on all four burners. If you have more than four burners, then go for it. : )