At least three times every week I consider a topic for a post, and it will simmer for about five minutes, because lately that is my maximum attention span, and then I think....."Nah, I've already written that." or "Booooring!". Then I'll think, "Maybe my life has just gotten too boring....or I've become boring." Then I silently scream inside my head "Ahhhhhhh, a curse worse than death! Say it ain't so!". Maybe I should go hang gliding or base jumping, those aren't boring. I can write about what it feels like to be scared to death and free all at the same time. Instead, I have taken my dog to the vet for x-rays on her broken leg about 4 times in the last 7 weeks, that's almost the same as base jumping, right? No? You need more? Me too!
|She does not realize sometimes that she still has a broken leg. |
Hope springs eternal!
When I read my old posts, I realize I've done a lot of traveling. Which I'm very thankful for, it gives me something nice to write about and some beautiful pictures to post. Every day life is so....ordinary. I need to remember that the ordinary makes me appreciate the extraordinary. Wouldn't it be nice if I could just figure out more ways to make my every day life extraordinary? Why do I need to wait for those "out of the ordinary" people, places and things to make me feel more alive or to inspire me to write something interesting? I need to make the daily experiences special.
With this in mind as I look over my pictures on my phone from the last month, life hasn't been all that ordinary.
|I got to see Kelly....and the Liberty Bell on Columbus Day.|
|My artistic photography effort,|
Independence Hall reflected in the modern Liberty Bell museum window.
There is even an American flag in there!.
Of course I couldn't resist the pink flowers.
Over the last few ordinary weeks, the weather has been extraordinary. Ever since I wrote this post the weather gods have seen to it to provide us with absolutely perfect weather. This also explains why I have not been writing much. I've been outside playing golf and running/walking. I tricked myself into exercising by signing up to participate (note I did not say run) in a 5K the weekend before Thanksgiving. I figured I needed a goal and nothing like the shame of finishing a 5K in over 40 minutes to get this 50 something year old woman off the couch and onto the sidewalk. I'll let you know if I accomplish my goal. Don't worry it's not a lofty goal, I'm not into setting myself up for failure!
|Just one of the extraordinary days we have had lately!|
Finally, I have witnessed some extraordinary football. Extraordinarily good and extraordinarily bad. We went to Baton Rouge for the LSU/Ole Miss game. There is something special about going back to your Alma mater for Homecoming. The memories just flood back! Oh, to go back knowing what I know now....things might have been very different or just the same....and that is a whole other blog post. The football game was epic! The campus was beautiful.
|Nice Homecoming decorations!|
|You know you are in Louisiana when you get drive thru daiquiris!|