Life has recently sent some curve balls our way.
Things usually run like clockwork here
I am fine with that
some might call it boring
I like it that way!
We have had our share of trials an tribulations over the years.
No one is immune from stress or loss.
I feel frustrated and somewhat helpless
because the troubles
are beyond my control.
Too bad life doesn't come with a manual
for times when we are faced with challenges
that are new and completely foreign.
I have said things
that were misinterpreted
have raised the ire of someone whom I love dearly.
I have done what I thought was best.
I spoke my mind.
I may not have done it with as much grace and tact as I could have...
but that's hindsight.
I am hoping that things will settle down and the dust settles.
Disharmony and discord are a shroud of gloom that I abhor.
"To err is human, to forgive divine."
I wander outside in the Humble Bungalow Garden
where a bevy of beauty awaits.
the hydrangeas are blooming blue
cranesbill geranium with such a dainty face
clematis wrapping it's vine around the honeysuckle
a crepe fried eggy flower
moppets of white hydrangea
in the dappled shade
coreopsis in cherry yellow
I feel better when I walk outside
brushing up against nature.
Perhaps it's filling one's lungs with cool sea salty air
clearing the mind of thoughts that are sad
and replacing them with a respite
Moving on one step at a time...
just moving in a new direction.
Mr. HB and I had a date!
I love the word "date"
it reminds me that our relationship is still going strong
and that we carve out time to be with each other.
It could be a walk
or a meal out.
Recently we dined at one of our favourite restaurants
where we sat under a canopy of greenery
in the sunshine.
Lamb, asparagus and pasta for Mr. HB.
Peppers, basil and goat cheese pasta for the Hostess.
The food was delicious and the company excellent!
Sharing problems with a partner or friend eases the burden
the viewpoints they offer
allowing one to see
another side of the situation.
(two heads are better than one)
I am grateful for the opportunity to share and appreciate the support.
"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Peace sounds perfect to me right now.