TAKE A DEEP BREATH
summer is fading
Take a deep breath, it calms the mind.
Hi there, dear bloggy friends. Just checking in to see how you all are. i hope that you are well and are keeping the faith...keeping hope alive in your day to day activities. Maybe taking a break from media and doing something enjoyable with that time.
Are you glad that Summer is unofficially over? Truth be told I am not a fan of summer. Beauty, yes. Heat and humidity, no. I am looking forward now to enjoying the transition to Autumn. Yea! Bring it on! We can turn off the air conditioning and open up the windows.😊
I met with girlfriends this morning for a catch up and since we are all well past retirement conversations gravitated to our health issues and what’s next on our agendas. It was so nice to finally get together for lots of laughing and talking. I really needed that. The last few months I spent settling Mom's estate and cleaning out the house were very lonely and sad.
We all seem to be on the same page when it comes to making the most out of our remaining years. We talked about Roger and I missing our little Dolly dog and are we to old to get another dog. Roger would like to but I am on the fence. Basic needs were discussed: sustenance, being comfortable in our beds and chairs, having some activity to enjoy, people we can call friends, security in our homes and finances, and trust in our Lord = peace and harmony in our lives. I added simplicity to the list. As I age I just want to get back to basics really. Less is okay now. Less stuff, less demands on my time, less indulging in unhealthy habits...less, less, less. Less is the new more. All of us have been through settling our parents estates and dealing with some form of having to make hard decisions. So, we all had issues with stuff and not leaving our children with the onerous task of disposing of it.
Collective reasoning is wonderful but as we parted and went our separate ways I wondered how attainable it all was for Roger and me. We don’t have a good track record of being on the same page when it comes to down sizing. But he turned 75 in July and he is definitely slowing down. We are living in a house chalk a block full of stuff. But I was quite hung-ho and anxiously decided I should talk to hubby about it all and get his take on just how happy we are with where we are and what our goals should be for the future. So, I said to him that we should talk. He asked about what. I said "well, peace, harmony, our future, simplifying our lives." His eyes flashed and he threw up his hands. He immediately went into defensive mode and said " Not this again! I am NOT getting rid of my National Geographic magazines! End of discussion." Sheesh! Did I mention that I just want peace and harmony in my life?🙃
I love being home again but it is a bit of an adjustment all the way around. I was gone almost a year. Nine months. Lucy still remembered me, thank goodness. She was beside herself with Joy. My constant companion. She has been for grooming and is sporting a lot less fur since I took this photo. I miss our little Dolly. Zeppe, is my buddy cat. My lap runneth over with love.🥰
Life is like a river, ever changing, ever flowing.