I Wish

There are times in our lives that we have no clue where we are or where we are going. Some times we are transitioning out of an old season into a new season of our lives. We don’t know what that is going to look like or feel like. We just don’t know what to expect. Yet somehow we get on the right path, anxiety wanes and our confidence returns.

Today I happen to know my destination for this weekend. I don’t know how to get there but I’m riding with friends that do. I know my purpose for going but don’t know the end results. I do know what I’d like them to be. So although I don’t have all the answers to my inner questions for this weekend I’ve decided I’m just going to have fun and enjoy hanging out with my friends. So bowling tournament here I come.

 

I wish I knew where I was going

I can’t remember where I’ve been 

I know it’s been a long long journey

But can’t tell the beginning from the end

Will I ever get to where I’m going

Will it be like what I see in my head

A timeless journey where love abounds

Love has no beginning or end

I wish I knew how things would go

To know the steps that I will take

To get to the end where I’m going

From the place I will begin

 

What’s Going On

Today I went to the Post Office to purchase postage stamps. As always I was asked which stamps I wanted. I looked at the samples and was surprised to see one of my favorite entertainers from times past-Marvin Gaye.

I remember not too long before his life was taken I won tickets to see him in concert through a radio station give away. My seats were wonderful. There were seats in front of me blocking my view. I could actually see what was going on. He gave an awesome performance that evening. It was a real treat for me.

Missions and a Moment

I awakened this morning with many thoughts flooding my mind of missions to accomplish today. My first mission was to shampoo and condition my hair. Done. I can check that task off my missions list.

My next mission was to make a cup of Espresso to sip while waiting for the time to rinse the conditioner out. Some days the Espresso is delicious but some days it’s horrid. Today it was—you guessed it—horrid. The Espresso and I parted company.

I was beckoned to spend time on my patio. The bright shining sun met me as I stepped out the door and hugged me like a long-lost friend delivering me a present of Vitamin D. The pleasant breeze gently swirled joyfully around me.

Flowers gently brushed with kisses. Trees flow to the tune of an unheard melody. I can see the dance but can’t hear the song. It must not be for me.

Birds chirped and soared on the wind. Beautiful butterflies gently sip the sweet nectar of the flower garden. Dead leaves disconnected from the stately tree as they float haphazardly to their final resting place. Planes cross the skies—some starting and some ending their journey.

Empty bird feeders swayed to the rhythm of the breeze. Why are you hanging empty? Is there not a cause you hang for? You’re waiting, I know for your next assignment of course—to be filled and give out once more.

Moving onward to accomplish my next mission.

 

 

Easter Past

As I was driving home today, the calm peaceful atmosphere took me back to Easter when I was a child.

I remember we would spend the afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Pickles, friends of my mother enjoying an afternoon ride.

We spent the morning celebrating Easter at church performing in the Easter play we practiced for many days.

After having an Easter parade through the neighborhood with our friends, we ate the delicious dinner my mother made and then we were ready for our Sunday drive.

We lived in a small town bordering to different states-Kentucky and West Virginia. That day we travelled country roads and little towns until we were at the state line to West Virginia. We went back on different country roads and little towns. Mr. Pickles knew a lot of ways to get around.

The weather was pleasantly warm and breezy. The trees and beautiful flowers were in full bloom. There was excitement in the calmness of the atmosphere. That was exactly what I felt today driving home.

Did today bring back any childhood Easter memories for you?

Greeting Cards My Way

After looking high and low for instructions to make my ow greeting cards for beginners I decided to move forward with the attitude what will be, will be.

Considering this is my first try at creating greeting cards I didn’t want to invest a lot of money on materials until I see if I’m cut out for this endeavor.

When I decided to try this I didn’t have a plan so I purchased a few items that would create a cute card for my sister for her birthday. I couldn’t stop at one so I created two.

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The above card is my first creation. Not bad for first try.

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This card is my second attempt. It’s a fun simple card.

I enjoyed creating the cards. Now I’d like to try my hand at a card with a little more detail.

Espresso Express

When I was in Italy a couple of years ago I fell in love with the Espresso drink. When I returned home I had to buy Espresso somewhere, anywhere if I had a taste for it.

After purchasing many cups of Espresso I had the idea that I could make it at home. Mind you I can’t make a decent cup of coffee. My dog wouldn’t drink the coffee I made.Pretty bad, huh.

I started on a journey to gather utensils I would need to become an Espresso Barista. Google and Amazon became my go to information centers. I also checked out a few more sites but at the end of the day I didn’t know any more than before I started looking.

I finally made a decision and purchased an Espresso machine. After it arrived I stood back and peered at it like it was a strange animal in the zoo.

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Getting past that I remembered I had a coffee grinder that I previously used to grind other things-not coffee. I finally located it.

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Next was Espresso Beans. They were easy to buy. So no sweat there.

After thinking I knew what I was doing I realized the grinder wasn’t working that well but didn’t know what exactly was wrong. My next adventure was…you guessed it-to find a new grinder.

Just like the Espresso machine there were so many pros and cons that I quit looking several times. Then one day I came across a grinder that I could use with my Ninja Blender.  I bit the bullet and purchased the grinder.

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The grinder works great and the Espresso beans are ground like I’ve never seen before. The  Espresso taste different…stronger….better.

Now I can say mission accomplished.

#atozchallenge – Under The Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof

And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire proof

Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah

On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

(Under the boardwalk) out of the sun

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be havin’ some fun

(Under the boardwalk) people walking above

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be falling in love

Under the boardwalk, boardwalk!

From the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel

Mm-mm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell

Under the boardwalk, down by the sea

On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

(Under the boardwalk) out of the sun

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be havin’ some fun

(Under the boardwalk) people walking above

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be making love

Under the boardwalk, boardwalk!

Ooh, under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah

On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be