Taking Time Out

Thank-you for your kindness


Photo taken~  Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada.

I am going to take ‘time out’ from posting until I get my site up and running more smoothly.

I made the move from ‘word press. com’ to ‘word press.org’ and am feeling a tad overwhelmed.

Please forgive me for not posting and thanks so very much for understanding.

It is summer time in my world and being busy with gardening and life in general.

August is a busy month for us.  Our daughter turns 4o.  My hubby and grand daughter both share the same birthday.

My hubby will be turning the big 65 and our grand daughter will be 13.

With all that said,  you can see I am trying to do too much at once.

Thank-you to all my followers and comments.

It all means so much.

I appreciate you all.

See you in the Fall.     :)



Not Someone Else

“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.” ~Judy Garland


It is exactly what I work on~

Just being, ‘me’.

I was out the door early this morning and enjoyed my 3 mile run and am quite proud of my time.

34 minutes~ It makes me a proud baby boomer.

If I am not running, I am off to the gym, and do enjoy both.

The health benefits just feel, ‘good’.  Physically, mentally and emotionally.

If your health is good, try and do some type of fitness that you enjoy.

Take good care of you and thank-you for visiting my site.

Most of all, thank-you for your patience as I continue to learn and make adjustments and changes.

Have a beautiful day/evening.


My Serenity

         Where flowers bloom so does hope.  ~Lady Bird Johnson


                                                      Stop and smell the roses

2014flowers 191                              Earth laughs in Flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I spotted this quote on pinterest and noticed credit was also given  to E. E. Cummings.

                         Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace. ~French Proverb

Good sign for a military community.

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. ~Elizabeth Lawrence2014July 173

I was able to get a close up of this beautiful bee enjoying my wild flowers. I thought of my dear friend, DEB, as she loves bees. 

Gardening for me is my serenity.  Nature is fascinating.

                                                                         Enjoy Today


Enjoy your day to the fullest.

May God guide you throughout your day and I wish all good things to come your way.

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?



Great tips from  Denise Austin

If you’re not a water drinker, it’s time to turn yourself into one!

Drinking water every day is key to maintaining good health. Your body is made up mostly of water — doesn’t it make sense to replenish the good old H2O instead of filling up on soda or sugary fruit juices?

Plus, did you know that the brain often mistakes thirst for hunger? Before running to the nearest snack machine, try drinking a few glasses of water and waiting about 20 minutes — your craving may just go away.

So how much water do you really need?   Denise Austin tips on water

Well, a general rule of thumb is about eight ounces of water eight times a day, but there’s no strong scientific evidence to support that recommendation.

In fact, some experts actually recommend 13 glasses for men and 9 for women! That may seem like a lot of water, but your body loses about 10 glasses in the course of a day. And if you’re exercising, pregnant, or breastfeeding, or you live in a hot or humid climate, your water loss is greater, so you should increase your intake!

Take my advice and drink up — it’s H2Ohhh so good for you! One tip: If you’re having a hard time getting used to the taste of water, try adding a lemon wedge for a hint of sweetness!

~Source:  Denise Austin

I drank a large water bottle at the gym early this morning.

If plain water is what holds you back from enjoying water, try a splash of lemon or lime juice. Put slices of lemons in your water.

Although I do enjoy plain water,  I like to put a couple teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in my water bottle.

Drinking water is like taking a SHOWER on the inside of your BODY.  ~

Is this statement true or false?

I don’t feel thirsty, so I must be drinking enough.

False: As your body ages, it’s harder for you to tell when you need fluids. You must drink regularly, whether you feel thirsty or not.

Remember to not only smile today~

Remember to ‘drink your water’.

Have a terrific day and thank you for visiting my blog and to my new followers.

Keep Laughing


 Photo bomb just before we headed out for an early morning walk.

My hubby constantly has me laughing.

I love my runs and gym workouts throughout the week, and Saturday’s we try to get out for an early morning walk. Great fun together.

Keep laughing and people will laugh with you, not at you


Do everything with so much love in your heart you would never want it any other way.”  ~Amrit Desai

Happy 4th of July weekend to all my American friends.    :)

I Was Somebody

 “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”
– Lily Tomlin


                              Happy Birthday Sweet Lady


Another birthday.

Another year older, wiser and yes I am somebody.

My Hubby took the day off and we have a ‘play date’.

It is fun to just take off for the day and be together.

Oh, forgot to mention this is last year’s cake, silly me.    :) 

It is so beautiful and just wanted to share my cake.


Have a wonderful weekend