Rainer Maria Rilke
...today I enjoyed a self-imposed day of solitude. Even though the hubs was home all day and that in itself flies in the face of solitude, I am blessed, that he wholly and fully understands my need to be alone with my thoughts. My need to sort things out and to come to terms with my so-called life, (remember that show) this incredibly difficult and confusing journey that I am on.
That is not to say that I am unhappy, or ungrateful, or unapologetic as all of those "un's" have entered my mind today. It is to say that yesterday's post was more about cleaning house than anything else.
Yesterday, we went into town and spent a couple of hours at one of my favorite places:
I found a few things that I couldn't live without and will probably end up putting them in my sweet little Etsy shoppe before long. (did you know I have an Etsy shoppe?? it's currently closed so that I can re-stock, but I will let you know when it's open again).
After we were done there we grabbed a coffee and went over to the Puyallup Valley Watershed area to take a little
There really is no excuse, well um, except for the weather, to not get outside and get some exercise around here. We are just a few miles from the watershed, there is a river walk in town, and across the street from me runs a 29mile rails to trails paved bike and walking trail. I love to walk over there when the "F" comes as the scenery is so beautiful with the change of season.
There are signs everywhere that the Fair is coming soon but that is not the "F" that I am referring to. It is Fall, undoubtedly my most favorite time of year but not yet, I just am not ready to give up on summer yet. We waited so long here, until the end of July before we had a day over 70degrees, and since then we've only had four days over 85+, and now we are back to the 50's. Do you know what that does to a vegetable garden and bedding plants?? I know, you've all had a horrendous summer so I won't deny you cooler temps but next year I will not be so generous! Take care peeps and enjoy your solitude where ever you may find it.