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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy July 4th

Happy July 4th Weekend everyone. We are off with friends to our cabin in the Pecos Wilderness. Hubby grew up going to this log cabin his father built with several friends back in the 1950s. It is my idea of camping--indoor plumbing, a stove, refrigerator, a fireplace and a cozy bed. And nature is right outside the front door. The cabin has a lovely porch looking out on the tall pine and aspen trees. After a day of hiking, we kick back with a glass of wine, I pull out the guitar, we sing a bit, have dinner, and spend the evening playing games. Sigh! How lucky are we?

How will you spend this holiday weekend?


Vicki Rocho said...

Sounds lovely!

We celebrated last weekend, with the annual in-law visit. We're the halfway point for them, so we congregate here. I hope to get some writing and reading done this weekend--we'll see how that goes!

Ann said...

Sounds like a perfect 4th of July to me. Enjoy!

Mary said...

I'm going to spend a lot of time on my sun porch reading, writing, and watching fireworks. Kicked back and loving it!

Giggles and Guns

Joanne said...

We'll be at home sweet home, having a backyard bbq ... Enjoy :)

KarenG said...

Not as fun as yours-- probably gardening!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds absolutely perfect! Enjoy some fun and relaxation :) Happy 4th!

Helen Ginger said...

Oh, Karen, that sounds wonderful. We'll be staying home. Our daughter says she'll be in town. We may or may not see her. Probably will as she and her friends wave on their way to the lake. I'm trying to think of vegetarian dishes I could entice her with.

Straight From Hel

Elspeth Antonelli said...

That sounds absolutely wonderful! Have a marvelous holiday weekend, Karen.

Anonymous said...

It sounds great. We go to Center Harbor, NH where they have a band concert then a 30 minute fireworks show. They have a barge out in Lake Winnipesaukee that they shoot them off of. Boats from all over the lake come for the show, and if you do not live on Winnipesaukee, you can drive and sit in the park around the bandstand to watch the fireworks. It is so Americana.

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like a fun time. Hope you have a safe and Happy holiday.

Thoughts in Progress

Sally said...

" How lucky are we? " VERY That sounds maaaavelous darling!

have a great 4th

Sharon Lippincott said...

Oh, I want to go with YOU! We don't have anything fancy planned. Will go watch community fireworks.