Thursday, August 14, 2014

Old School Blogging, Wrapping Up Summer

Old school blogging is back and I'm excited. 
I love doing these, so here we go! 
What was your favorite thing you did alone this summer?
I absolutely loved walking this summer.  I got up early every morning and just walked.  I have averaged between five and seven miles a day and I haven't missed a day since March 27.  A friend walked with me a few times, but mostly it was just me.  It was so calm and peaceful.  The perfect start to my days.
What was your favorite thing you did as a family this summer?
We went on a family vacation to Diamond Lake in Michigan. 

What books did you read this summer?
Unfortunately, I read very little.  What I did read was an old Nora Roberts trilogy and Nikon D3000 for Dummies.
What do you WISH you had done this summer?
I wish I had taken the time to get more things done around the house.  I work at a school and have my whole summer off.  Every year, I have big plans and rarely do I get them all done.  There is just too much fun to be had.
What movies did you see this summer (if any)?
The only movie I have seen in the theatre this summer was Jersey Boys, but I did enjoy it.
Where did you travel this summer?
The family vacation in Michigan and then a girls trip for a couple nights to a friends lake house.
What was your favorite treat (as in dessert) this summer?
Hands down....Rumchatta pudding pie!
What did you celebrate this summer?
We celebrated my best friend's daughters wedding.  It was like marrying off one of our own.
Did you grow anything this summer?
Just my flowers in the yard.  No vegetable garden this year.
What is a favorite post (if you blog) that you wrote this Summer?
It was actually a post I did for a website that I write for, The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.  You can find the post here.
What is a favorite photograph that you took this summer?
How about three!
What do you want to do next summer?
I had a big trip planned for next summer and then my daughter got engaged this spring.  The wedding date is July 18, 2015.  We will be having a wedding next summer and I couldn't be happier or more excited.  I would give up any trip for this wedding.  It is going to be wonderful!
So, that is my summer wrap up.  If you would like to join in the fun, just head over to The Miss Elaine-ous Life.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Taking Care of Me

I have found that turning 60 has been one of the most empowering events of my life.  I've gotten braver.  I've gotten a new sense of what's right and wrong for me.  I've learned that I am an important person.  I've learned that I have a core group of people who love me no matter what.  I've also learned that some people I thought were my friends really aren't.  I'm okay with that.  I'm happy to know the difference.  The last eight months have been an amazing learning experience.  I can't wait to see what the last four months before I officially turn 60 are holding.  I'm excited and it's awesome!
Below are some things that tell how I'm feeling about things right now.  I swear, it's all good.