I'm taking a cue from my friend Fumiko and *appreciating* things that make me love life.
While I often post moments that I love, I want to think about how these moments connect. What threads run through my life that make me happy?
I plan to continue this Appreciating series to reflect in the wake of the Japanese disaster. Feel free to join me by posting on your own blogs or leave a comment here!
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One thing I absolutely love is taking time away to escape the stresses of everyday life. Last weekend, Korey and I spent several days at a cabin near Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge.
We slept late, emerging from the loft bed only when the sun reached the high window and made us feel like bums for not being out to enjoy it.
We breakfasted on granola, yogurt, and honey. Black coffee, too.
We realized too late that we do not own hiking gear. We didn't let that bother us. We hiked through mud and up steep trails to see amazing rock formations.
We acted goofy. We ate lots of pizza and drank Ale 8s and red wine.
We sat out on the deck each night after dinner knitting (me) and reading (K) to soak up the sun rays before they disappeared behind the mountains. We listened to bluegrass music on the radio and played cards and board games late into the night. I am a gin rummy fiend!
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Two, four, six, eight (sorry, couldn't help myself),
What do you appreciate?