Monday, October 05, 2015

Words and Music

My weekend was good. As usual errands were done on Saturday, but they went rather quickly. We like to get up and out early to get ahead of some of the crowds and traffic. Everything in the grocery store is fully stocked at that time of the day so it's a pleasure to shop then.

We didn't do our weekend purging like we've been doing recently on Saturdays, but I did take some books and DVDs to the charity shop for donation. It was really busy in there, so while I waited for the shop assistant to come to the register, I had a look around. Instead of dropping stuff off I wanted to pick a few things up but I held myself back ;-) Mostly I was checking out the old books...that's my thing. Lol. The shop assistant is an older man with white hair and glasses and looks like he should be in a story book :) I think he remembers me now since I've been in there so much lately leaving donations. I don't get to say much when I'm in there, but he seems like a nice man.

Later on Saturday night I put my headphones on and did some scribbling on my various notepads. As I've mentioned before, my book is being typed into a computer ultimately, but I also work stuff out on paper by hand. It seems to work for me so I'm sticking with it :) I listened to a little bit of this and a little bit of that while I wrote things out and it was really great. The 70s, 80s, 90s, and more recent music all made an appearance as my mind filled in the lines of the paper with what I wanted to say. Sometimes I write with no music at all. It just depends on my mood.

It was a good weekend...nothing too exciting, but I loved the low-key flow of it a whole lot :) I hope that your weekend was great too!

Have a great new week!

Friday, October 02, 2015

A Friday Photo and Time Slippy Things

Today's Friday photo was taken in the fall of 2010. Who knew it was that long ago? Wow. I know I sound cliche whenever I say it, but time flies for real! I guess that it's truly hitting me that I've been living here a long time. I've been here nine and a half years, but it seems like I've been in this huge time slippy thing where the years lengthen and shorten at will and I'm caught unaware over and over.

Anyway, this photo was taken on a walk through the woods. If you've visited me before, you know I love a walk in the woods. You can check out a recent walk that I took here. I especially love taking these walks during the fall. I'm hoping to get out soon once the leaves change here and get some new photos because these from five years ago make me realize that it's been too long :)

Have a great weekend wherever you are and even though I'm a day late...


Monday, September 28, 2015

An Eclipse and Everything

I had a good weekend. How was yours? Mine was a little bit of this and a little bit of that...just how I like it :)

On Saturday we did errands and then came back and did some more of our Saturday purging of stuff around here. I'm still rediscovering things and finding some good things to donate. I love the feeling of renewal that it brings. Also on Saturday, I worked on my book. It's coming along and I'm grateful.

Sunday was great. I watched Pope Francis on television in the evening my time as he held his final mass in the United States. I have really enjoyed watching him during his visit and seeing the love that he showed and received back from the people.

I was very aware all day that the Super Blood Moon Eclipse was happening later and I really wanted to see it, but I knew that it would be around 3am here. I decided to just let go of seeing it and I went to bed still with good thoughts that it was happening even though I would miss it. Well, lo and behold at a little after 3am I woke up out of the blue. I have a tendency to wake up at about 3 or 4 sometimes and go back to sleep, but I think my subconscious mind nudged me awake on purpose this time. I hadn't set an alarm and I just woke up. It was meant to be :) So I went downstairs and looked outside at the night sky and there it all of its beautiful glory! I didn't get a photo because my camera isn't really good at taking night pictures, but sometimes I just like being in the moment. In my mind's eye I can still see it.

If you haven't seen any photos of it yet, here are some fantastic ones courtesy of NASA.

It's been a good year to see eclipses. I saw the solar eclipse in March and now as the year winds down I got a chance to see the lunar eclipse. What a beautiful show in the sky! I hope that you were able to see it wherever you are in the world!

Have a great day and a great week!

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Friday Photo and the Bournemouth Balloon

Today's Friday photo was taken in March 2013 in Bournemouth. I took this as I was walking along the path away from the beach and through the park to the city center. This balloon is tethered, but it can take riders up high for a great view of the city and the beach. I've never gone up in it, but perhaps I will one day soon. I'm afraid of heights, so we shall see  :)

Bournemouth is a lovely seaside town with a wide and spacious beach. It takes a couple of hours to get there from where I live, but it's a nice drive. We pass through Salisbury on the way so I love getting a view of the cathedral spire as we pass through.

We didn't get a chance to get to Bournemouth this year. The last time that we went was the summer of 2014. I'm looking forward to getting back down there in 2016 and when I do I'll share pictures here.

Happy weekend! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are! :)