We live up in the mountains

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.

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It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things Mean The Most

             In No Particular Order – JOY

                          

                                                                 our son’s thoughtfulness      

my husband made us fresh bread         

our son’s dragon drawing from kindergarten hangs on the wall

  walking our nature trail with my family                                                                        

                              critter prints         

                                                        

                so fun to laugh last night – we hadn’t watched in years

I’ve learned the frozen branches have a specific name:  hoar frost

enjoying watching Hope enjoying watching the critters                               

                             

                                      view from our living room       

        winter pleasure

              

               morning pleasures: colors, aromas, tastes

My Gratitude Jar:

if we don’t recognize & appreciate our blessings then we might as well not have them – what do you think about appreciating the little joy’s in life?

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Lent

I was born in New Orleans which is famous for jazz music, Po’ Boy sandwiches, seafood, bakeries and maybe most of all, Mardi Gras or Carnival as we sometimes called the pre-Lenten season.

There are parades for about two weeks before the beginning of Lent, which is on Ash Wednesday, climaxing on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

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Health & Happiness

Taking into consideration what is in our control and what is not, I think this is the best time of life, as is living up here in the mountains, in Lake City, Colorado. I always find it interesting from people who are considering moving up here full time, wondering what the heck do we do in the winter!

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Venice, Italy and Lake City, Colorado

My husband and I were in Venice, Italy this October, just 24 days before the worst flooding in 50 years. I really connect with Venice. Venice is a delicate island ecosystem and it reminds me of home. My husband and I live at almost 9,000 feet above sea level, in the tiny mountain village ecosystem of Lake City, CO.

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