Errands for Back to School Week
Howdy!! The second of day of school went off like a breeze!! The fact that it was such a lovely, breezy day made me really inspired to walk this morning. It was a very nice one at that!
So, the kids have another half day of school and we have some more errands. First, I have to get out and find Kelsey a pair of school shoes. Our trip to Stride Rite yesterday was a waste. The only style they had in her size didn't feel right on her. So, she had to wear her old school shoes. I really should have gotten out shopping for them sooner. In any case, we'll head over to the mall after the girls have some lunch.
If anyone is going to be near Arthur Avenue in the Bronx this weekend, you might want to check out the Ferrogosto 2014 this Sunday, September 7th. I'm planning to go and looking forward to all the good food!!!
Please let us know if you decide to go on Sunday!!!
As for me, I'm going to go cover lots of books with contact paper now for both kids!!!
Sit back, and take a break!
Ever have one of those days where it's the calm before the storm?
I'm not talking about a storm of negativity, but a storm of productivity!
Here I sit, enjoying the quietness of the morning (it's the ONLY quiet time around my house) and I ponder, all I have to do, all I want to do, and yet I still sit in silence and just enjoy the moment.
Enjoying and appreciating moments in life are so very important. Life can pass us by so quickly, that the little things go unnoticed. It's not always about the destination, but the journey that got us there. Take a moment, stop and smell the flowers along the way.
While on the recent cruise that I took, we had opted for open/flexible sitting/dining. Which just means that we are not always going to have the same serving staff and table, that we can go to dinner at any time we choose, and that we decide if we want a shared or private table upon the time of our arrival. So with this in mind, a few of our dinners were spent with other travelers (mostly from the UK). One night we sat at a table for 6, and there was a couple from Scotland sitting with us. Generally speaking this makes for a great social gathering, this meal was filled with lovely company and not to mention quite delicious too!
The reason I'm bring this up is simply because of a conversation held at the table about being a photography hobbyist, which was a common interest with the gentleman sitting across from me, and he brought up a good and very valid point that as photographers we are always on the lookout for that "perfect" shot, so we are usually seeing things that otherwise might go unnoticed by a passerby. This is exactly what I'm talking about right here! It's all about stepping back, being grateful for what you have and appreciating all of those small things that often go unnoticed.