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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Change of Pace

Hello, gentle readers!
If you’ve read my blog before, then you know what a nut I am about routines and schedules. I am convinced that it’s the only way to get everything done that needs to be done, although, sometimes I think my routines are running my life instead of the other way around.
Well, I’m happy to report…there was a change! I know! I was surprised, too!
Saturdays are usually my day to do laundry, iron my clothes for the work week and clean. Well, this past Saturday, I did something completely different, something totally unexpected. What did I do?
I took a road trip with a girlfriend to northern Arizona. Heber-Overgaard to be exact. Can you believe it? I’m still pinching myself!
And I had the most wonderful time. Of course, any time I meet up with this particular girlfriend, we have a great time. We talk (oh my gosh! Do we talk!). About anything and everything—books, movies, spouses, kids, dogs, know, life in general. I don’t think we shut up for more than five minutes.
Anyway, I realized several things during this road trip. One, I haven’t been up to northern Arizona in over twenty years! That’s twenty. 2-0. That’s way too long. I’d forgotten how lovely it is. And there was snow on the ground so it was even more beautiful (I love snow—as long as I don’t have to shovel it). No, I didn’t take pictures…I was too busy flapping my gums and just staring at the beauty around me.
The second thing I realized…I would love to have a cabin or cottage or little house up there (that might have to wait until I retire). So quiet and peaceful. The air was crisp, and yeah, a little chill, and the wind sighing through the evergreens was so relaxing. There’s nothing quite like that sound.
The third thing I realized? I need to stop letting my routines rule my life (my Saturday chores? They got done on Sunday). I need to do more fun stuff like taking road trips and visiting with friends.
I think I will.

Until next time, remember to spread kindness wherever you go.

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