Still a dreamer…Old Memories and New Hopes

Organic Pumpkin Seeds

I found almost impossible to find this nutritious seed Not Made in China. I finally found the best. I have nothing to do with the company. All I know is this. Proudly Made in Oregon and this is printed on the back. Calcium,Iron,Magnesium,Potassium, Zinc… VitaminsA, B1, B2, B3, B6, CDE.

You can google Seed Oil Company. I did and purchased on Amazon. Pricy, but better than the cost of pastries and unhealthy snacks. Cheers to your good health🤗

The End/ or The Beginning

So, isn’t it all how you perceive life….. Summer is over, that’s true, and all the wonders of the sultry carefree days behind us. But, oh the memories we all have….and hope they are special ones and you all had good health to enjoy your wonder-filled moments.. I like to think of all the possibilities that Fall brings. The marketing plan for Circle my co-author and I want to accomplish.  The  dreams of a better political time. The dreams of unfulfilled past dreams. The excitement of NYC and l the new venues. Tickets for so many cultural events. Family and Friends to do fun things with. My oldest sons birthday in September. When he was born as well as my younger son, only 18 months apart, those were two of the happiest days of my life. I focus always on the positive, occasionally removing toxic energy and people from my life. It makes living a mindfulness life that much easier. Peace of mind is the essence of ones goal, in my opinion, in attaining the joys of gratitude. So, I welcome the end of Summer and look forward to all  the possibilities of the new seasons ahead. May all reading this have many moments of joy ahead.

I appreciate my followers and when you comment, I always answer. Relating to my words is one of my joys……no matter what season it is!!!!!!!!

Going Home…….Again

Once again, after a wonderful summer in Virginia, it’s time to go back to NYC. It’s so much more than a vacation . My life changes. Certainly not lonely in the city, just alone. Mostly. I do have a best friend in my bedroom that I don’t have here. My TV. Goes on first thing in the morning and shut off last thing at night. I didn’t  miss you.

I promised I wouldn’t think about packing up the cartons until the day before I need to do. I didn’t keep my promise. I’m sad. I’m not exactly going home to a boring life. My family, friends and tickets to the venues I enjoy are waiting.

But my family and friends in Virginia hold a special place in my heart. May I add, I’m forever grateful having two places with an abundance of love in both. Viorica’s friends became my friends.

It’s the laughter, happy feelings , and special bonding with my sister in law I will miss…….I thankfully don’t need taking care of, but it’s what she does. Home cooked meals almost every night . Our sharing

talks about everything every night. The beach memories with wonderful  deWitt family . Private talks with my enchanting smart and beautiful grand/great nieces . It’s everything . I lead a surburban life here as well. . Going to the train station with Viorica, I’ll once again say, “ I can’t believe it went so fast.

And again, Emma and Hannah brought up their idea of me moving here, buying a home with the two Gaga’s and living together as the Richmond Golden Girls…. and once again, I think which one  would I be???

I haven’t had a garden in almost 14 years. The land baren and arid.

Someone “promised me a rose garden.” Over and over again he wrote me  how he would love and nourish the soil. He was also without a garden. He seemed to know what was necessary to go from gloom to bloom.

Patrick, the potential gardner, was from a far away land. Australia, and knew nothing about soil conditions in NYC.

It seems he was tending gardens in Melbourne where he was obviously more comfortable.

It’s never my style to be demanding, but it was my first real garden and I wanted it to be lovely. Bright colors and the right ratio of plants and flowers. Integrity, good work ethics, and of course honesty. I appreciated his daily assurances.

i never asked for references. I have a keen sense of intuition. It was that ability that prompted me to write a goodbye message. Too much distance. His many health issues.

Over 500 emails from May-August. Seems excessive. I guess my judgement impaired with the vision of a magnificent garden.

I was going to send my last message. I didn’t have to. I received his. Expected because he was never specific in his plans to visit. He had more health issues.

I believed he was the man for the job. He wasn’t. It was what it was and it was what it wasn’t. Simple.

He decided to stay in his own backyard. I felt free and empowered.

I wanted a garden, not a yard🦋🌻🌺🌷🌼🌲🌹🌸🌾

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Moment In Time

They are sisters in law . More like loving sisters. Both woke up with heavy hearts. After dinner, one put on disco music and the two of them danced, laughing, and fantasizing in the kitchen. A beautiful moment and their hearts were lifted.


Difficult to get an appointment with a specialist… especially an ENT in allergy ridden Virgwinia. Lush  greens and trees everywhere. I’m living in a forest, or so it seems.My allergies in full bloom. I ended up with an ear infection. Earliest appointment was waiting a week.Seen immediately at Urgent Care.

$50 later I left RiteAid with ear drops .

My sister in law met an acquaintance that evening whose husband had recently retired. Magically he was an ENT. His wife cheerfully offered his services saying it would give him something to do.

A few texts and he was on his way. A neighbor. Making a bonafide house call.Physicians bag and very professional. Washing up and then taking notes. Out came a thing, ( my medical terms not accurate), to flush out wax from my infected ear, that caused temporary deafness. Infection was gone.

I can hear again.

 

At the end of the visit, I said how much I appreciated his care, and rather than some useless gift, what’s his drink of choice? It was a ale made in Richmond. My pleasure  to drop off a six pack, as he asked .

In this crazy world, it’s comforting to know kindness exists. That never goes out of date, like housecalls.

Hope everyone is enjoying the lazy hazy days of summer. Allergy free…

 

Mini Sunflowers

They always seek the sun🌞. We all need to know about the nourishment we need🌻❤️

What a wonderful story to start my morning . On Facebook . Eileen living in the UK is 105. Looks great, speaks beautifully and in great shape. She started doing yoga in her 90’s. She’s one of the oldest drivers in her country. Her attitude is positive and she talks about the future.

I’ve been doing Hatha Yoga for over 40 years. Basically stretching and breathing exercises. The easiest and one of the most important exercises is breathing correctly.

Haven’t been posting as much lately. Finally finished and published Circle. Available on Amazon…Lovely reading 15 good reviews. I’m in Virginia for the summer. Family Fun time and enjoying suburbia.

Please check out Dr. Andrew Weil for importance of deep breathing . He touts as one of the most important exercises.

Wishing all a healthy fun filled summer🤸‍♂️🌞🧘‍♂️

Standing on your head is terrific. Going up against a wall makes it easier and safer.

 

I’m not ashamed to say I’ve been obsessed with Meghan and Harry from day one. I admire the humanitarian work she did as a young high school student, volunteering at local food banks. She has continued her volunteer work. She was either 8 or 11 when she wrote a letter to Proctor and Gamble about their commercial, and they actually pulled the ad. Another story was she didn’t want to check  white or black choices she had  in school, even though her teacher told her she looks white and should check white. . She spoke to her father and he told her she didn’t have to declare one or the other. “make your own box.” he advised.

Harry and Meghan certainly seem to be sincerely in love, and I believe in fairy tales and they will live happily ever after…..helping those less fortunate.

I’ve watched all the Royal Weddings and sadly Princess Diana”s funeral. All live.

I have a routine, go to sleep at 11 and wake up at 4 with great excitement,  joy, and anticipation for a Royal Wedding.

Devout romantics usually follow their own set of rules when it comes to what touches us emotionally.

So, today was special because I experienced The Book Club with my granddaughter. I loved every second, and I could watch the four actresses for at least another hour. Keaton, Bergen, Fonda, and Steenburgen. What comic timing they have and just a totally feel good film. Needed in this troubled and sad time for our country. There is nothing wrong in escaping in a positive way. I read one review that was critical because  politics was not discussed. That was a  big plus for me. If I want realism, all I have to do is read and watch the news.  The Book Club is the best feel good film.

Preparation……purchased one sugarless blueberry scone. Delicious and made with mashed  bananas. Yura has the best. One mini tuna salad sandwich. Greens and some fruit.

Plans….. Have a date with Bill Maher at 10:00pm. At  11  will try to go to sleep and set my phone alarm for 4am. That’s when the food will be enjoyed. Half the scone for the wedding and will save the other half for later.

So there you have it. No invitation, but I’ll be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!