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Favorite place, favorite thing

blogIMG_3517I once saw a piece of wall art that read “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”

That pretty much sums it up for me this week. I’m behind. In everything.

I’ve been working on a project at home that involves printed photographs – hundreds of them. And they all need organized and put in a place where they can be easily accessed. And the more I try to hurry this project along, the more behind I get.

This project is taking me forever hours upon hours to complete. Matter of fact, I’m not even seeing the light at the end of the tunnel yet.  And because of that, I’m behind in doing the routine things I accomplish at home.

And because of that, I’m also behind in writing for this blog. I usually like to prepare my blog posts well in advance and have them all nicely queued up ready to publish a week or at least several days ahead of time.  

Last week because of the photograph project, no writing happened. And this week it didn’t happen again because not only has the project worn me down, but I’ve been under the weather with a respiratory virus. I’m hoping it’s just a common cold but it’s made me feel crummy and fatigued all week long.

Go figure. I didn’t succumb to a cold all winter and now that hopefully, spring is on the horizon, I get sick. Blah.

And because of all of that, I’ve been scrambling to put together blog posts at the very last minute this week. And it’s Easter week! One of my favorite times of year. I haven’t had the time, the energy, or the inclination to write about that at all because my sinus-stuffed head is foggy.

I’m also behind when it comes to the Word Press weekly photo challenge theme from last week – favorite place.

So here’s my last ditch effort to catch up at least here in the blogging world.

My favorite place just happens to be where my favorite thing is. Cue the song from The Sound of Music….♪♫ “These are a few of my favorite things…” ♪♫

The photo above is my favorite place, the view of our yard from our front porch, early on a spring or summer morning, sitting on my favorite thing – our wooden porch swing – enjoying a nice cup of tea.

It’s my favorite thing in my favorite place. It’s my happy place. And I sure would like to be there now.

 “Find your safe spot and your happy place. Allow no one to penetrate your soul.” ~Anonymous




Mama of this empty nest, I’m content to live a quiet, country life with my husband of 40+ years and to view the gorgeous sunsets off my own back yard deck. Mama to three adults and Nana to adorable grandchildren, my empty nest fills up again with noise and laughter when they all return 'home'. A former English teacher, reporter/editor, education director for a non-profit organization, and stay at home mom, I retired after a season of substitute teaching at a private academy. Now I enjoy time spent with my grandchildren and family and writing words that seem to pour out of my soul or wandering around the countryside with my camera. Foremost, my faith sustains me as I meander through the empty nest stage of life. My favorite scripture is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

18 thoughts on “Favorite place, favorite thing

  1. I admire you having your blog posts written days (weeks?) ahead! I’m usually rushing to get one put together for the next day. Love the picture; red flowers always say summer to me! Feel better soon!

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    1. I try to do that but I’m not always successful especially when I’m stumped for something to write. I love the red flowers too especially because they look so nice in the porch boxes on our white house. Thanks, Dianna, I’m on the mend slowly.


  2. Happy Easter. Hope you’re feeling better soon! Spring will come and you will be out in your favourite place before you know it (I have a promise from Mother Nature that she won’t keep us blanketed in snow for much longer!) Good luck with your project (I’ve gotten back into genealogical research and feel much like you – hours and hours and hours of work and you’re no further ahead than when you started; maybe these things are just sent to keep us busy and active and ‘unbored’ as my husband likes to say!)

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    1. Finally, spring is starting to make its appearance. The tiny little crocus are blooming and the other spring bulbs are pushing their way up through the soil. I’m SO ready as I know you are too. Those seemingly never ending projects will be worth it eventually, right? And yes, they certainly do keep us ‘unbored.’ 😉 Happy Easter to you too, Margo!


      1. We have a few green things poking out of the (muddy) gardens (not that the snow is mostly gone) and this morning I noticed a few blooms on my hellebore (which my DIL gifted me with last fall and I planted very late in the season; I wasn’t sure it would even survive – and its the first sign of spring!) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. I hope you feel better soon! If it’s any consolation, I’m behind this week, too. I had the ambitious plan to get my homework done by last night and then… life just got in the way. But please take care of yourself right now! ❤ I’ll be praying for you!!

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  4. I adore your favorite place picture. I would be right there with you with a cup of tea as well enjoying the view. I understand about the projects that take much longer to complete than you think it should take. Everything else takes a back seat. But please, relax, take care of yourself and enjoy this week of Easter. Sending hugs and love.

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