It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Highlanders and all....

Across the street from my house, when I lived in New York,there was a rickety looking big old barn.
The field where the barn was located was pretty,rolling hills and sheep dotting those hills, it was always quiet.
I was in the barn once and got to listen to a new baby lamb ....barely walking,all wobbly and tiny and fussing for mama to feed him.
Also in the barn were the Highlanders.
I grew up in the South and cattle and horses were ordinary sights but a big old barn full of sheep..Highland cattle and 1 little baby Highlander calf  just grabbed me..
The sounds, sights and scents,were familiar but as an adult with no one expected to yell at me to get away from those smelly animals! I could stay there as long as I wanted..
I don't want to live on a farm but after living in such a totally opposite sort of location and atmosphere,as I am now,... I realize how charmed I was, by the familiar yet totally different.. I think I might like being there again.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Life Goes On

Once upon s time there was this girl who lived in all kinds of interesting and beautiful places.
She had a husband who loved her, who was adventurous and , fun .
They had a. lot of fun and enjoyed their life together.
But as they say, "All Good Things Come  To An End."

I learned many lessons...
Grief can make a person behave in ways that they never would have behaved..say things that they regretted.
There have been many instances of Wishing I could take that back.
The people I considered "friends " left me to be sad and mean ..sadly there is a real difference in "Friends " in Real Life and Online.

Sad and lonely times seemed to be my Future.
Then a combination of Time and Healing  helped me get my new self together.

I started a new life,which,sadly,involved more loss.
I left the house we had bought in. NY and I moved to Florida...where snow was not a worry, where I would not be so isolated ,alone, but not isolated.
Shortly after moving into the townhouse with my little cat and my gorgeous old man,Merlin the magical mom died suddenly.

I guess I am proof that you can live with a heart that has been irreparably broken....
The help I got was my daughters caring help and Time heart was broken, it's still healing but I think I have myself a lot more together than I was.

I just have to Stop and think before I blurt out something that might not be taken well by someone else.
The cats don't have a problem with me so I think we can keep fumbling along...

I am going to see if I can have a more interesting life,the cats and I,on to new adventures...
Just are welcome to come along.....

Friday, December 6, 2019

Notes From ABroad: Winter

Notes From ABroad: Winter: Thank you to , who posted this amazing photo on her blog. I had to borrow it, I just keep going back to look at it.


Thank you to Sandra G , who posted this amazing photo on her blog.
I had to borrow it, I just keep going back to look at it.

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