Early morning ramblings....

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

The sound of thunder woke me around 2 am....after 15 minutes or so of listening to it, I stumbled out of bed and unplugged the computer. [Note to self - backup files ASAP] Hit the bathroom and then tumbled back into bed, sure I would fall right back to sleep.

NOT! Seems as though yesterday's news about the house sale falling in was going to be a major impediment to falling back asleep. After laying there for an hour, wide awake, I got up. Thus you now find me at the keyboard...

I love the sound of thunder but especially when mixed with the sound of rain. When Mike and I owned our cabin in PA, we enjoyed hearing the rain on the tin roof over our pavilion. It soothed us both. Rainy days never depressed me, they always seemed to be call for curling up in a comfy chair with a good book and a soothing drink.

There are many simple pleasures that bring me joy....hearing a baby laugh, watching children play with puppies, seeing a pretty sunrise or sunset (although I have to admit to seeing many more sunsets than sunrises), hearing a passing motorcycle, feeling the sun warm me on a chilly day, sharing time with family and friends, seeing a bluebird or cardinal or hummingbird or even listening to doves cooing in the back yard. I love the smell of strawberries, cinnamon and vanilla....they all make me smile. Baking bread is feel good smell. Watching a "feel good" movie always helps my spirits - love to see the underdog come out on top.

Guess I'm a simple person with simple tastes that allow me to enjoy simple pleasures.

Till next time - keep on rollin',


  1. Wow, that was early in the morning! When you unplug the computer to protect it from lightening, also remember to disconnect it from the phone or cable TV line as lightening can enter it through that source. I once lost a modem but was lucky that that was all I lost to lightening in the pc.

    Simple pleasures, those are some of the greatest. My neighbor just called & we are going to run over to Starbucks for a mocha. Then I'll start packing the motorhome for Life on Wheels.

  2. Just wanted you to know that the same thing happened to us twice - we finally closed on Friday and now are true fulltimers. Best of luck to you - it will happen.
    Peg and Tim

  3. Hi Donna ... am enjoying your journal, and keeping fingers crossed for a buyer with integrity & a quick sale. We are in the same boat ... bitten by the "gypsy bug" and selling out to travel full-time. Our market is strong, but the property has some age & other issues (M/H, no foundation) but we are holding to the thought that "in God's economy, someone needs this home as much as we'd like to sell" so we'll see what happens.

    Take care - LdB

  4. Froggi, so sorry about the sale falling through. I'm thinking positive thoughts that another buying will come through soon.

  5. Hi from the road -

    I am in Ellensburg, WA, about half way from home to Moscow. Especially now that I am retired I don't like to have to go more than 200 miles in a day, so try to find a stopping spot by that time. This is our usual one for a cross state trip. I'll get to LoW tomorrow & get into the parking mentality. I wish you had been able to make it out here but maybe next year. This full session is a lot more comprehensive than the mini-sessions.


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