Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm Still Here

Thanks to everyone who has checked in on me.
Days are passing by much quicker than I ever thought they could.
 It's the end of the school year so lots going on there.
Our oldest is in the midst of graduation practices and the youngest has exams this week.
Even though I get up early, I still feel like every single day just goes by way too fast.
 I continue to walk every day which brings me much peace of mind.
And zoning in on those little spots of beauty brings me joy.
 Yes, it's been hot.  110 degrees, more or less every day.
But the bluest skies which just seem to make everything better.
It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star.  It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.  
~John Ruskin

Happy mid-week!

44 comments:

Diane said...

Good to hear from you. I'm glad you're finding peace and beauty in each day. Things will settle down. Diane

Everyday Things said...

good to hear that all is ok... soemtimes I just dont know where the time has gone in each day and I'm still none the closer to doing the things that I want to do! Love those plants!

Alessandra said...

This kind of walks are so regenerating!!!!
xxxx Ale

Hindustanka said...

Happy mid-week to you too, Tammy!
All those pictures remind me India so much! The same flowers too :)

Betsy said...

So glad to know all is well and it's "normal" business of life keeping you away. Glad you're still making time for yourself with your daily waks though.
Blessings,
Betsy

TACIStudio said...

Good to know that you are well and congratulations to your son on his graduations! Keep walking and enjoying each detail nature has to offer:)

by Teresa said...

I was wondering where you were! Congrats on your son's graduation. I enjoy seeing the flowers on your walks. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Tammy,
I was missing you so good to see you pop by and say hello.
Sometimes life just takes over and the days fly by.
Love those blue skies, such a joy to see.
Sending you hugs and smiles,
Angela.x

Lori ann said...

oh my i give you so much credit for walking in those temps! congratulations to your son tammy, and to you too! graduations are such exciting times!

linda said...

Hi Tammy, yes the days just fly past! good for you walking in temperatures like that, I hope you are keeping out of the sun or wearing a large hat! think of the wrinkles my dear, my poor face is like a road map after all the walking I did in the Syrian sun without protection haha. Congratulations to your eldest son and good luck to your youngest with his exams! :)

Preeti said...

It is good that you are able to keep up with your walking schedule in the hot weather too; I just can't do that :) best wishes to your sons!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Life does always seem to be busy when you have a family.
Great to hear that life is going well and best wishes to your boys.
Glad that you can go walking under the pretty blue sky.

Happy rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Mistea said...

Nice to see you here and those brave flowers sharing their colour with you.
Stay cool.

crafty cat corner said...

Ao good to see a post from you Tammy, I only checked yesterday to see if I had missed one somewhere.
See how your blog friends would miss you is you were'nt there. lol
Glad you are well and everything is going good for you.
Hugs
Briony
xxxx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It is amazing how quickly a day comes and goes... and still so much to do. Congrats to your graduate! Love that quote... so true. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Yvonne said...

Glad to hear that you and yours are all well and busy. Busy is good. Time flies, especially the older I get. Never enough hours in the day seems like.
You are hotter than we are. We are in the 90's with high humidity. Just down to 80 at night.
Yes, those little spots of beauty have to be seeked out around here too. But it seems to make my day.

Mereknits said...

Keep walking and thinking positive, like you always do dear Tammy. Time flies by and before you know it your oldest will be off on new adventures. Treasure your time with him
Hugs,
Meredith

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Great seeing your post, Tammy! Beautiful photos too! Perfect quote.

Exciting time for your family as your son prepares to graduate :)

Mosaic Magpie said...

Good to hear from you! The pink flowers are beautiful, what are they?
Deb

kathyinozarks said...

Always so good to read your posts-those red hanging blooms are just gorgeous!

Susan said...

Thanks for your post, Tammy. I'm among those who were starting to get concerned about you, wondering (and hoping) all was okay.

I can identify with you regarding the days passing quickly. Some of the items on my "to do" list are NOT getting done.

With three part-time jobs, it's challenging but my blog is my daily spurt of pure joy.

Take care and remember to take good care of YOU! Susan

September Violets said...

I find my days are whipping past me too. Especially the evenings when I want to do my own crafts and reading and 'blink!' 3 hours gone!! Hot weather sounds pretty good right about now as I'm pretending it's summer in my capris, but still wearing sheepskin lined slippers!! Good luck to your kids finishing up their school year ;) Wendy x

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Tammy, so glad you are happy and well and enjoying your walks! It is good for the soul. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Wow the oldest already going through graduation... Time goes by way too fast in many ways. But it is also a very positive sign.
At least you do enjoy the little wonders of nature; as long as they are thriving.
Hugs to all of you,
Mariette

Barbina said...

Your flower pictures are gorgeous! It is so cold here at my place and raining for days now. So I can´t get enough of your sunny world! I'm walking to school every day too. It is a 25mins walk and I enjoy it a lot, it helps me get focused and simply makes me happy!
All the best for your boys! xxBarbina

Sheila Rumney said...

These days are flying by... all to soon our graduates will be flying our nests and creating their own lives. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Debi Y. said...

Hi Tammy - good to 'see' you. You're pretty brave to take walks in 110 degree weather - I don't think that I could do that. :)

Yarni Gras! said...

as always, I love the photos you share with us from your walks. Hope all is well and that things settle down soon...

Acorn to Oak said...

Whew! That's hot! I'm impressed that you're able to walk with weather like that. I imagine it's even warm in mornings and evenings too. The flowers sure are pretty though.

I'm not sure if you've seen the recent post I did that was inspired by you...I crocheted a lacy cover for a rock. I love yours every time I visit your blog and finally gave it a try. It was so fun that now I'm addicted. I made another one yesterday and I'm working on a third. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

La Tea Dah said...

Busy days! I've been thinking of you and hoping you are well --- and figured that grad and year end things were probably keeping you more than occupied!

Congrats to the new grad!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It's nice to hear from you! Glad you checked in even though things are hectic for you right now. I'm glad that even though it's hot, the skies are a lovely blue. I bet that does make it better :)

Kit said...

Hello! Wow with those temps I'd be whilting fast. But your flowers are gorgeous. You hang in there and I hope life slows down soon. :) Kit

Dagmar said...

happy Mid week to you as well, lovely lovely photos, I hope you will enjoy the end of the school year..
sweet hugs,
Dagmar

vintage grey said...

The school year has gone by so fast, but yay for summer!! So glad you have had some pretty blue skies!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Tammy, You're such a good girl, walking every day. This is admirable! Soon you'll have more time again to be creative. Wishing all the best for your son's exams.
Hugs,
Julia

Caterina Giglio said...

What a peaceful and beautiful post... a little slice of beauty! xx

Willow said...

HI Tammy, I love walking mediation and isn't it great to combine it with "the poetry of nature" ! I really enjoyed your post !

Willow said...

Um ha ha. Meant to write walking"meditation" although walking mediation may be useful at times too .lol

Melanie said...

I hope once the school year is over, that you can relax a bit. I don't know how you can walk in that heat - whew!

Melissa said...

Glad that your walking is bringing a sense of contentment. Its always stress relieving when you do something physical and that you enjoy even though its been hot...kudos to you. I am officially on vacation now but only a week to go before I travel and feel like I have a lot to do, even though I really don't. Does that make sense????

Becca said...

Hi Tammy! Gosh, I feel like I haven't visited forever! I'm so behind on blogging...sounds like you've been busy too with graduation and all...such a fun event! Wow your temps are hot now aren't they? Love the pink flowers against the blue sky. Have a lovely Sunday.

Sam I Am...... said...

What gorgeous photos and glad you're able to get out and enjoy it despite the heat and all you have going on.
You go girl!

Kathleen said...

Hi Tammy, like you I haven't been blogging as much as usual. Funny I should stop by today when you post a quote from John Ruskin. I've been spending time in our beautiful Lake District recently and I have posted a picture of Ruskin's View - a wonderful countryside view that he loved very much.

Congratuilations to your son on his Graduation. That's a lovely photo of the three of you.

And in your previous post the birds on your balcony are so pretty. Are they some kind of dove maybe?

Dagmar said...

Looking like your world is such a busy place at this time of the year, yet you still have time to post the loveliest photos and quotes.
xo

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