We experienced a big rain storm last weekend, watched our neighbor’s tree fall (across from our house), as we happened to be outside at the time. So we watched and ran to the house, trying not to be its landing target. With all dramatics aside, it was very surreal, and if our neighbor hadn’t of come over to warn us at the time that she did, things may have turned out tragically different. The tree literally fell about 30 seconds later!
But prior to hearing the cracks in the falling tree, we lost power, which was off for over 24 hours. We didn’t complain though. Instead, we were grateful that no one was hurt and no property was damaged. As for the power being out Saturday evening, we ate by candlelight and lanterns, read, talked, and played board games. It was actually a nice evening of disconnect from technology and reconnect with family. This “excitement” offered a new perspective to be thankful for the comforts we do have, for timing being fortunately precise when it should be, and for those public works employees who show diligence in getting life back to normal.
I hope this post finds you all feeling good and happy as this new year begins to unfold.
Sending lots of love, Lauren ♥
How are you? I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve been around. I offer no excuses, so this is just a quick post to say “hi” and send my well wishes to you. Last week, I had an unexpected medical emergency that threw a wrench in my December plans. Fortunately, I’m home now and slowly on the mend to continue with the holiday shopping and tying of loose ends at work before the festivities begin.
Anyway, I hope this note finds you all happy and healthy, and I wish you a blessed holiday season that continues into 2017. I’m including two photos I found on Google of Lake Tahoe showing off its winter and holiday beauty (one of our favorite places).
Sending Love, Hugs, Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!
Good morning, Family and Friends!
This is simply a post to share some fuel for the day, and to wish you all a peaceful and relaxing Sunday! Sending virtual hugs and love, Lauren ♥
I’m mesmerized by the colors
that dance across your face
as flames carry out a jazz recital
my heartbeat meets their pace
Your eyes penetrate
with a hunger that feeds
You touch me with your thoughts
fulfilling all my needs
Wrap your warmth around me
with soul, body, and mind
and touch my lips so gently
to taste the sweet, sweet wine
(This is an old poem from what seems
like a long, long time ago. I hope you
enjoy it, whether you’ve seen it before
or not. But as we venture into the month
of November and colder weather, it
seemed like a good choice.) 🙂
A few hours of solid
sleep was better than
nothing before the body
awoke and shifted into
high gear with a reeling
mind too active for
three in the morning
Those thoughts wouldn’t
rest until the clock read
an hour later, after battling
the tossing and turning
and consistent whirling
Then it was time to step
out of the routine and
into an adventure that
didn’t even own a spot
on the bucket list
This is an “oldie” but while wishing you a Happy Friday,
I thought I’d add some “autumn beauty” too! ♥