Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday Ramble

Life is short. Each year passes more quickly than the previous one. It’s easy to deny yourself many of life’s simple pleasures because you want to be practical. Forget about practical and decide instead to become a joy collector. Always be on the lookout for gifts without ribbons. God is strewing them across your path right now. His gifts come tagged with a note: “Life can be wonderful. Do your best not to miss it!” Enjoy what it is before it isn’t anymore. . . . Dare to slip on a pair of bunny slippers once in a while! Surprise yourself! Enjoy the little things because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things!

Barbara Johnson

Good morning. It's a cold winter's morn out there but it's not enough to keep me down. I'm enjoying this year of retirement, much more than my first year. And, as the above quote states, the year is already passing more quickly. We're already half through January, and another month and a half I will be another year older. Funny, the last birthday I 'really' remember was the day I turned 50. Seems like only yesterday. 

Last winter I spent much of the time feeling sorry for myself. Yes, it was icy out, to be sure, but there were days in between that I could have gotten out and done something but chose not to. I vow this year will not be the same. For once in my life my calendar is filled with activities that have nothing to do with work. Art class is one of them. I can't tell you how much I love it. I'm not very good as you can see in the following still life....

...but I really enjoy learning. Sort of like a dream coming true. I guess you couldn't guess that these are apples, oranges, and bananas in a bowl. And if you notice, the banana in the background looks more like a dolphin than a piece of fruit. LOL!!!

Well, that's about it today. I'm off to exercise this morning. Sciatica has been acting up, but I'm sure going to give it a try. Have a good one.


  1. You have been so productive lately!! Well done!

  2. My home computer's in the shop for a few days getting serviced, so that's why I haven't been leaving a lot of comments. Just FYI