Share Your World

Some fun questions again this week as I Share My World. Hop over to Cee’s blog if you would like to join in.

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

I am in the non-hugger list. Not too sure why. I will hug my patients though as they often want to give me a hug once we finally meet.

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

I adore ice cream of most every flavor. I don’t really allow myself the indulgence much anymore though as it is so fattening. There is an ice cream farm not far from our home that we will visit a few times in the warm weather…then I indulge!

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

I don’t think I actually have a preference. I enjoy both. I usually exercise my mind daily. My body several times a week. I am trying to take time daily for at least 15 minutes of yoga and I am about to bring my new stability ball to the office which will mean I am exercising those core muscles all day long!

Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?

This is tough. I love our dog Haley. She is always so sweet and lovable. But we recently adopted a kitty, his name is Onyx who is the absolutely greatest cat I have ever had—I just love him! So I guess I cam claim no favorite here either.

A rather non-committal week, hmmm.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week I was able to work through a difficult decision with prayer and contemplation, thank you God. I am looking forward to my Tuesday afternoon yoga practice in the studio. Haley

Hello from Sunny Florida

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map of the CDP of North Key Largo, Florida showing boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well I tried to get this post up before I boarded my ship but it wasn’t meant to be. We have returned from our fabulous vacation—we were not on the ship that was disabled for days in the ocean requiring a tow back to port. I will post more photo’s and tales as the weeks progress. In the meantime here is the post I wrote prior to our escape to the sea.

With the crazy weather up north we left CT a day earlier than expected. We decided to rent a car and drive down to Key Largo. Below are a few shots from our first night and then day here. Enjoy. We will be heading off to our ship very shortly.

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Key Largo at Sunset

A Weekend In April

As Sunday rolls to a close I thought I would share some of the images I captured in my varied and busy weekend. I was most relieved on Friday afternoon to end my work week.  It had been exhausting and challenging on several levels but I decided that instead of thinking about the “issues” all weekend I would do as my Savior tells me to do and cast my worries Him. You know I must say when practiced this works! I am feeling refreshed on many levels this evening and ready to begin the week afresh tomorrow.

Yesterdays post captured images of My Favorite Things from around the yard and house. After snapping, cropping and writing I returned to the yard to determine where my new raised flower beds would be placed. I hope to have fresh, organic vegetables all summer long, I will keep you posted on how this goes. I will confess it is a bit of a stretch for me. I kept my camera nearby and captured a few additional images of the bees and butterflies at work collecting nectar from those luscious lilac blooms. Butterfly sipping Nectar

Busy as a Bee

My daughter Jess came home, fairly unusual for a Saturday, and we spent some time chatting while she cleaned out her car(which acts like a cross between a closet and a suitcase). Both Haley and Kitty enjoyed some of the sunshine and fresh air.

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Cute dog!

After a nice day in the yard I headed out to a FunRaiser for a breast cancer organization called Team Towanda. I was participating in the health fair prior to the party honoring and celebrating amazing women. It was a great event with food and dancing all night long. I was blessed to have both my sister Kelly and a friend Grace attend the party as my dates.

Celebrating Women at TTF

Sunday was busy and fun too. There was a bike blessing this morning at church, hosted by the Christian Motorcycle Association. No good pictures of our bike though…I will snap a few next time. We rode along the shore enjoying more glorious sunshine until we reached a destination our most recent favorite eating spot, The Bridge. Plenty of good food and fellowship. Once back home I decided it wasn’t time to let the weekend go so we went out where I let my husband beat me at two games of pool:) We were heading around the final corner towards home when I spotted him. Standing so majestically. I could hardly believe it. So beautiful. So still. Such great posture. Patiently watching. Waiting for some unsuspecting prey to come past so that dinner could be fetched. Just look at him. Tell me he isn’t amazing.
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Life is to be Lived

As Sunday evening draws to a close one week ends and another on the verge of beginning. Time is a peculiar thing. We complain that we don’t have enough yet we wish the days past longing for the weekend. How did you spend your weekend? Did you indulge? Did you make your heart sing? Did you write a blog post for Share Your World or Jakesprinter Landscape Challenge? I did a few of all these things.

Date Night on Friday with my favorite guy at one of our favorite places to eat called the Bridge in Westerly RI. Good food, cheap beer and live music.

On Saturday I was blessed to get a new office chair and the re-gifting of a computer monitor for my home office. Cooked a wonderful meal at home and shared it with 3 of my favorite guys, hubby Steven, son Joshua and stepson Jeremy. Good food and good company.

Sunday morning found me in my house of worship enjoying the presence of the Lord. Afterward we went to lunch with Steven’s daughter Christina and our granddaughter Piper.

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Having sufficiently dined we headed home to change into some warmer clothes, get Haley and go for a walk along the river.

It was hard to keep the dog from going nuts when the four deer arrived on the scene. I thought this one was going to run right into me.

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Below you see the Mohegan Sun Casino towering above the tree line. Looking at it from the sky it has the appearance of an arrow. It is a beautiful building inside and out.

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Norwich is a river community with many old factories such as the one pictured below.

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This railroad has plates dating 1923. Pretty cool in my opinion.

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These old rail ties are just laying around. Wonder what the purpose is now?

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In the water is the remnants of an old boat.

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The walk was nice. Beautiful, crisp day as you can see. When I got home I made a movie with the photo’s I snapped of Piper(the red headed cutie) and will post it to Facebook for her Great Granny to see; I know she will enjoy it.

Hope that you had a great weekend.