My sister - our mother
 Thanks to my sister who came to spend  a few days with my parents,
I have some extra days to "spend" leisurely.
Since my husband and I had not "properly" celebrated our June 5th wedding anniversary,
we've spread out our celebrating over these days.
 We began with an afternoon at Quiet Corner Tea and Coffee Room--
  a rather remote place, but not so far away.
 It was relaxing; the food was satisfying; the get-away enjoyable.
 Another morning, a group of ladies met  for coffee and "catch-up".
Following that, my husband and I enjoyed pizza at Pizza Hut.
By the time we finished, the rain had stopped and it had dried up enough
that we were able towalk the paths at the Extension Garden and enjoy its beauty.
 As usual, we took home some ideas to incorporate in our own flower beds.
 In between excursions, we did just that - worked in flower beds and mowed the yard.
Last night we watched an interesting episode of Around the World in 80 Gardens.
The Nek Chandigahr (India) was particularly fascinating!
 Oh, and I'm reading, too  This book is an interesting one.
This quote about one of its characters intrigued me:
"If she had but a moment, she filled it with value."
I want to be more like that...
I'm not sure what today will hold, but we're brainstorming.
We're trying to pack in as much pleasure as we can around the regular responsibilities
of our daily lives.  In another day or two I will return to spending time with Mother,
but I think I've learned (or AM learning or RE-learning)
something about intentionally packing pleasure
around the "regular responsibilities".


  1. Ah, it is relaxing to just read of your slower pace right now. I would love to visit that tea room!

  2. That is a great quote Rebecca. Glad you had a some time for you. All the flowers look so luscious.

  3. That is a great quote Rebecca. Glad you had a some time for you. All the flowers look so luscious.

  4. So happy you had a few days to celebrate. This is a message I need to remember -- making sure my moments value. Another book to read!

  5. I'm going to save that quote for future reference! So glad you've been given a few days to pack some pleasure in before you get back to your "normal" way of life. You deserve and need it!

  6. Good for you and the Hubs to have some time for yourselves! The garden is just outstanding! I so very much miss Hostas. I tried to plant some here at our Tucson townhouse, but to no avail <>. The quote I will treasure, "If she had but a moment, she filled it with value." Yes, I too want to be a woman such as that.

    1. It IS a challenge, isn't it? I don't feel BURDENED by it--just lifted to a higher, more noble level......

    2. Exactly! I wish to find the Godly, the blessings and count them daily. That is a valuable endeavor. The ugly and the ungodly will be there, too, and I pray to dispel them with a breath of kindness and a prayer.

  7. So happy that you took some time for you; sending you a special hug.....and another for your Mother.

    1. I've missed you, Jackie. If I could see/meet you in person, no words would be exchanged, I think. Just hugs. Special hugs.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)