Tag Archives: simple pleasures

8 ways to survive a 637 mile car trip in just one day — and make it amazing.

I love highway driving and I love long road trips most of all, even if I’m driving alone.   Most experts recommend that for anything over 400 or 500 miles, you should think about staying somewhere overnight and splitting your … Continue reading

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13 reasons why you should pick up a book and read it.

I used to read about three books a week, sometimes as many as four.   As a child and teen, I was a voracious reader, so into my books that the adults around me used to worry about me.  “Why … Continue reading

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Remembering my favorite seasons of American Idol.

Since Trump got elected, I feel as if a magnet has been taken over the country’s hard drive.  I barely recognize America as my country anymore, and feel almost like I live in an occupied country.   Politics has taken … Continue reading

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Driving before dawn on a Sunday morning.

There’s something almost otherworldly about driving alone in the wee hours of the morning, just before dawn when the sky is still dark and full of stars. It’s a zen-like experience: the world is silent as it still sleeps, the … Continue reading

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Feeding our soul

Originally posted on Emerging From The Dark Night:
A question for you.  What did you do today to feed your soul? When we are down and hurting and when we are concentrating on the pain we have gone through sometimes…

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Gals’ night at home.

My daughter and I had a nice time girl-bonding tonight.   I’m not the type that gets into female bonding in general ( most of my platonic friends have always been male), but every once in a blue moon, I … Continue reading

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Eating Blackberries.

I had a good day. It was a clear, sunny day, not a wisp of cloudiness. This was a welcome thing after two weeks straight of rainy, gloomy, humid, stormy weather. I went to church this morning and felt so … Continue reading

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Sometimes the little things

…make a world of difference in how you perceive yourself. I haven’t had my hair styled professionally in years.  I finally grew tired of the same old boring look and decided to get my hair done today.  I chose a short … Continue reading

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Hot chocolate, a book and a nap.

I got home early from work, it’s bitterly cold (though sunny) and I’m tired. I don’t care that it’s only 3 PM, I’m about to drink the delicious hot chocolate you see pictured above, crawl under my blankets, read for … Continue reading

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Alone on the 4th…

…just sitting on my darkened bug infested porch with citronella candles like tiny bonfires illuminating the painted mint green table with burnished gold …I eat my buttercrunch ice cream from a chipped ceramic bowl and listen to distant fireworks I … Continue reading

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