WORKING AT LIFE
New Year’s Day 2022 this is my view in our tiny mountain village at 9,000 feet. Most people just want to visit in the summer. So this peacefulness is blessed.
What’s MOST IMPORTANT to me:
Connecting with my husband
Staying healthy – physically, mentally, spiritually
Publishing my work & connecting with my readers
I don’t know if I can keep up this pace but my goal is to keep at it:
Christmas Eve service with husband
New Year’s Eve dinner with husband – shared my gratitude jar entries for 2021 and we laughed, remembered and were thankful
We shared dessert – I took 1 bite of each
Husband & I are continually working at us.
To a Long & Happy Marriage
My husband and I created a simple, romantic anniversary celebration at home. Thoughtfulness is everything.
He gave me red roses. We exchange cards with love notes. We took our border collie on a hike.
LIVING in a little mountain village
Susie, “It sounds very romantic writing up in the mountains.”
Me smiling, “It is. Especially in the cold months with all the noisy visitors gone and a warm fire softly crackling as I drink hot coffee and write for long stretches uninterrupted.
We live in an extraordinary beautiful party of the world and too often we stay at home to work at the endless chores and responsibilities
About a 40 minute drive from home we had a picnic lunch
Carefully, happily, we wadded across the freezing cold, slippery, rocky, riverbed
Stunning blue-sky day
Between the vaccine and perfect weather a change is the safe gathering of friends
It’s interesting being so closely connected to nature. As the season changes from winter to spring and from summer to autumn, we sometimes get graupel up here in the mountains.
Blue sky in one direction
A snowstorm in the opposite direction
The perennials should be very happy!
Our border collie is so proud to lunge for the geese and make them fly. Soon though, they learn that she’s not getting in the water and much to Hope’s chagrin, they ignore her.
On March 2nd I received my first vaccine against COVID-19. I received the MODERNA vaccine which, 2 weeks after the 2nd shot is over 94% effective. My 2nd vaccination is scheduled for March 30th. As an essential worker my husband has had both of his vaccines, also MODERNA.
What a great day!
A lot of good has come from needing to stay at home. Zoom meetings and webinars are here to stay. It’s so very much easier and quicker to attend an 8:30 AM board meeting from home! Our home is 4 minutes outside the city limits in a beautiful secluded valley.
Nature is art
“Art should be like a holiday: something to give man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.” – Paul Klee
The outside pictures are a few steps from our garden gate
My Christmas Cactus
a gift years ago from our creative friend Amy
A wonderful thrift store find years ago
Hope our Border Collie in our living area – I like our little cozy cabin – I’m not a fan of big houses –
Joy our Sheltie comfy in her doggie bed
Living in the mountains is so peaceful – our needs are simple – breathing clean air – walking in & photographing & writing about nature makes me feel so alive!