the birthday celebrations started a few days before and are continuing well into the weekend.
~ Tea and nail polish two routines that I now view as rituals. ~
At 61 years of age I have lived long enough to know what I "need" to be happy.
often it is "not doing"
taking "time out" for scenic walks that makes the biggest difference.
Shutting out the "should" messages and exploring the "could" messages is also incredibly powerful. Freeing up time for personal hobbies and enriching activities makes me feel so much contentment.
Embracing the attitude of gratitude made the most significant change in my life.
It sounds like a little thing because it is relatively easy
it alters the perception of everything in such a positive way.
I have learned a lot about life during these past decades
my body is not as young or toned as it used to be
there are aches and pains
there is wisdom
outside there are the signs of aging
"laugh lines" sound so much better than "wrinkles"
this arts and crafts oak table shows signs of wear and it is circa 1912
much older than I am
we are not refinishing it or giving it a "face lift"
this table has a history
it's imperfections are indicative of it's age
I like to think that is true about women as we age...
our faces reflecting life, love, and laughter over time.
My Mother, sister and I walked along the Esplanade at Willows Beach before dining at the Snug in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
The light was quite luminous after the rain.
Friends joined us for a casual delicious sushi dinner at The Oak Bay Marina.
Three tasty truffles were shared 6 ways!
Mr. HB gave me a silver bangle to add to my collection.
This one is carved by a First Nations artisan, Alex Helin.
He was the youngest carver to work on the totem for The Commonwealth Games.
The carving on the bangle is in the hummingbird pattern which represents healing, joy and love.
Flowers arrived from dear friends who live in Vancouver and the south of France.
My favourite bouquets consist of white and green flowers with a smattering of greenery.
NYDJ skinny jeans
Chaus printed tunic top
~ The good news is that I can rise my right arm high enough to take this picture ~
(physiotherapy, exercises and massage are paying off)
View from the change room...
I'm looking for new black ponte knit pants.
My current pair are 2 years old and I wear them twice a week at least so they are on their way out.
I tried on 3 pairs but they were not made of thick and sturdy fabric.
I want them to hold their shape and wear well.
The birthday celebrations will continue into the weekend.
What plans have you got for the weekend?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~