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NEW BEGINNINGS

Seize the moment
Eek out time for yourself
Play
Take in your surroundings
Enjoy the ebb and flow of life
Meditate in your own way
Be gentle with yourself
Encourage others
Remember to breathe

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A new month begins
  Beckoning our attention
A shift in seasons

A shift in us too
As we adjust to changes
The season dictates


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TRYING TO CATCH THE BIG ONE

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This weekend is an extra special one for Michael and I. Our best girl, Betsy, got engaged to the love of her life here, her favorite place in the world, David’s too, northern Michigan. A bike ride to a quiet beach at the end of the day, where Betsy and her brother used to swim and play since children. A magical moment. We couldn’t love her fiancee more, nor his family. We are blessed.

I hope this finds you enjoying the last long weekend winding up the summer. Where did it go? I know where mine went, at least I think I do. The move was daunting, but so worth it. We are still in the apartment above the garage. The house is almost done. I will schedule the movers to bring our things the end of September.

My camera went on the fritz, but have a new one. The same kind, a Lumix. Not ever worth repairing as they don’t cost a ton in the first place. The repairs costs more. Feel like I am missing an appendage without my trusty camera. The phone camera is fun for Instagram, but that’s about it for me.

Here comes the fall, my favorite time of year. In northern Michigan, it quiets down as the seasonal people (which we USED to be), head home. The colors will wow me continuously. The crisp air will call for sweaters, zip ups and boots, warm toddies. There will be vibrant blue skies. Be still my heart.


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to MARKET to MARKET

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“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Amen. I think we are finally catching on in this country. I want to believe the farm to table mentality is here to stay. Kudos to the restaurants who support local growers whenever they can.