A Moon at which to Howl

The view from my deck last night.

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

– Author Unknown –

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Tea Time

A lovely pot of Rooibos, Savannah Tea Company

“As the centerpiece of a cherished ritual, it’s a talisman against the chill of winter,

a respite from the ho-hum routine of the day.”

 – Sarah Engler –

“Tea Up,” Real Simple magazine, February 2006

Back Into The Groove

I ran my first half marathon (first anything, actually) this past April. When I decided to train for the half, I had no idea what a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey it would be. And though I was fairly convinced I wouldn’t do another half marathon before I crossed that finish line, I knew that I would continue to run for general fitness.

Since then, however, I can count on one hand the times I’ve strapped on the Nikes and the Garmin and gone for a jog. The excuses for not doing so are countless and,well, just excuses. I’ve had a terrible time holding myself accountable and this morning I decided enough is enough. Training for another half feels a bit overwhelming at this moment, so I’ve chosen to take a baby step and go for a small, obtainable goal. I have signed up for a 5K that will take place on December 8, 2012.

No more putzing around; it’s time to get back in the groove!

“Never promise more than you can perform.“-  Publilius Syrus

Autumn in the Country

 

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