Monthly Archives: August 2013

USPS

This is my last post from the US before leaving for France tomorrow.  Everything will be new and different as I learn and adjust to my joie de vivre lifestyle.  I am excited, nervous, hopeful, sad, scared, and eager to … Continue reading

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Seven More Wake-ups…

…and less and less sleep.  Clothes are being tossed instead of washed.  Papers are being dumped instead of filed.  Sentimental knickknacks are being passed on or goodwilled.  I’m almost into my Florida “hurricane stash” of pantry food instead of grocery shopping.  … Continue reading

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Screaming Orphans

They’re not orphans and they don’t scream.  They are four sisters from Donegal who write and sing their own harmonies and Irish favorites in a popular celtic rock band.  Hearing them at Milwaukee’s IrishFest last night and West Palm Beach’s … Continue reading

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Countdown

When I was growing up in Michigan, our family took many weekend trips to Wisconsin to visit family and several longer vacations to the wonders of the west, as my parents searched for a different lifestyle.  Naturally, my sister and … Continue reading

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Outdoor Dining

Everything tastes better, fresher, and lighter if you’re sitting at a bistro table having lunch.  The sun is warming, the sky is unbeliveably blue, and if there’s a breeze, you have to hold on to your paper products!  Today, I … Continue reading

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Freshly Delicious

This is the only time that you can buy a twinkie that’s guaranteed to be fresh.  I bought a box of ten to share and immediately depleted the stash by two.  The cream fills the interior space with sweet fluff … Continue reading

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Hop, Skip, and Jump

My mornings begin with a walk around Foxbrook park.  The solitude and the surroundings are peaceful and yet, I feel energized from exercise and observation.  Today was the bunny hop.  I should have counted but I think I saw over 50 … Continue reading

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Eight Suitcases and Counting

My important life doesn’t fit into suitcases at all…it’s relationships and health and joyful living.  But for practical purposes, my clothes and shoes, electronics, books and music, pictures and artwork, and business paperwork looks like it might fit in eight … Continue reading

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The Simple Things

The other night, I enjoyed a delicious steak dinner with friends at their new home in Pennsylvania.  I think it’s funny that I got a little choked up when I picked up my steak knife…it’s been a long time since … Continue reading

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Coming Home

It’s all been good and a lot of the time it’s been beautiful.  But it wasn’t until the fields and forests of Pennsylvania that it felt right.  I’m coming home. (u)   x(o)x

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