Sunday Salon: June 15, 2014
It is a rainy Father’s Day morning here in the Midwest; fortunately I planned an indoor lunch. The girls will come over around noon and we will celebrate this special day with barbecue brisket, baked beans, potato casserole, and coke cake with homemade vanilla ice cream. Yummmm!
Reading – Writing – Blogging: I had dinner with a friend this week who asked how “retirement” was going, to which I responded, “Ok… but I just don’t seem to get as much done as I would like.”
She follows my blog and commented on the number of weekly posts, saying that I seem to write quite a bit. This was a gentle, yet necessary, slap on the wrist. My expectations are still unrealistic and I need to loosen up.
So I continue to focus on reading and writing and artist dates … and I consistently blog about those efforts in weekly posts. It is a lifestyle that is working for me now, and I need to enjoy and stop pushing so hard. The blog posts for this week included:
- Travel Tuesday: where I reviewed my favorite travel writing book, Globejotting by Dave Fox.
- Writing Wednesday: where I continued to discuss my fear of writing, mainly that I am not good enough.
- Photo Friday: where I reviewed Scott Kelby’s fantastic webinar: From Prague to Budapest
- 10,000 Steps: where I shared my workout playlist, showcased my DYI treadmill desk, learned I must give myself grace, gave insight into how my mind works, talked about my arboretum adventure, and recognized the need to Break the cycle of Perfectionism.
Artist Date: This week I took myself on an adventure. I am intrigued by Geocaching, and just recently, Letterboxing, although I have not had much luck. Have you participated in these activities? If so, I would love to hear your experiences and possible tips.
Anyway… this week I went to the Arboretum to find a cache or two (no luck) and take some pictures of nature. It was invigorating and relaxing at the same time.
I so thoroughly enjoyed myself, however, that I hope to duplicate the experience by visiting Powell Gardens. I love the idea of combining moderate exercise, photography, meditation on nature, and exploration for treasure. It’s practical, peaceful, and playful. PERFECT!
I wish you wonderful Father’s Day celebrations – and a good, literary week.
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