One Liner Wednesday – Maternal Wisdom

“The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get.”
My Mom

One Liner Wednesday is brought to us each week by Linda Hill.
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One Liner Wednesday – Be Thankful

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Be thankful not every problem is yours to solve

One Liner Wednesday is brought to us each week by Linda Hill. Pop over to her place to get the rules and read the contribution of others.


On Being Thankful

We are coming up on Thanksgiving here and it is a good time to reflect on the things for which I am thankful. We are all aware of the good things present in our lives but sometimes it is nice to write them down.

This morning was not as cool as we expected, so during our morning walk the temperature was 42° F. I bundled up but still managed to sweat the last half of the walk. I  always know when my heart rate gets up. My hands finally get warm and I start opening up the layers to cool off. I am so thankful that we are healthy enough to get out and walk.

The bonus of getting out early is we have an opportunity to see the way the sun reflects off the trees as it comes up over the mountains. It can be glorious like this morning. The colors are not that vivid normally. That is all the sun dancing across the mountain top.


I love modern day technology and I am thankful I have the tools availableI can use to blog and share these photos. I like Apple products and even though I do not care for the expense, I am thankful how productive I can be while using them. AirDrop Is my technology best friend.

We will not be cooking at our house this year. Although I am a little sad there will be no big gathering of family here, I am thankful we are close to some family members and will enjoy the holiday time with them.

Friday, after Thanksgiving is over, we will drive north toward Waynesville, NC and select a Christmas tree. It is a drive we enjoy and is often where we see our first snowfall of the year. After our tree is cut and loaded in the truck, we will enjoy a cup of warm apple cider or hot chocolate courtesy of the tree farm. I am thankful we are still able to wrangle a big tree into our house and decorate it for the coming holiday season.

Now I am off to toast an ‘Everything’ bagel and enjoy a glass of orange juice. I hope your day is full of things to be thankful for.


Sunday Summary

Day 165

It’s the close of the day and as has become my bad habit of late, I have pushed my blog to the very last moment. So, all I have time for tonight is to just summarize and look forward to tomorrow.


  • First of all, Darren, if you are reading out there in ‘bloggery world’, you have been in my thoughts today. I know it was a difficult day. You may never know how much your honesty does for so many other people.
  • Thank you to my friend, Lauren, who allowed me to experience the world of Kyle Cease. I’m in early in Love Rising, kicking and screaming with resistance all the way, but I am learning so much about me. More to come on this topic.
  • I am so saddened by the violence in New Zealand. All I know to do is love more fiercely and support diversity even more strongly than before.
  • To my friend, Kim: Thank you for your lovely response to my email this weekend.
  • I did not do anything for St. Patrick’s day and I did not wear green today.
  • I’ve been revising my blog format. More to come on this topic as well.
  • I saw lots of wild trilliums growing alongside the road as I took my walk on Friday. Posted several photos on Instagram. They are beautiful.
  • Went to the Guitar Show in Asheville Saturday with hubby. Took lots of pictures. I don’t play but I appreciate those who do. Also posted these on Instagram.
  • Went to Jesse Israel and Sons garden center Saturday and bought a number of different lettuce plans to put in our raised garden. I can taste spring.
  • My redbud and dogwood trees are starting to bloom. The redbuds always remind me of my sister.
  • This week is Grandparent’s Day at my grandson’s school. Looking forward to going and seeing all he has been doing in school this year.
  • I am missing my Florida family but am so thankful for the technology that allows me to video chat them frequently.


I am closing this night and weekend thankful and reminded of how big and beautiful this world is. I am looking forward to the week ahead.

Goodnight, my friends.