It's been a pins and needles summer for me, even when I try to hide it. Unseasonably cool weather, oral surgery, waiting for results from my medical re-testing and wrapping up things at WKAR as I anticipate retirement last month. Life in retirement will be easier with social security!
I'm 62! Better discounts, more flexibility, looser schedule on the horizon.
I'm also scared to death!
But, amidst all that, there are plenty of good things in life. I've been thinking about a few things for which I'm very grateful. Like Lizzie Cosette.
She'll be adopted a full year a bit after Labor Day and she's mellowed (most of the time) into a pretty delightful cat.
She's even a good traveler, though you wouldn't know it from this photo!
And his delicious homemade bread. He improves with every loaf!
There is an abundance of beauty and I'm loving this summer's flowers.
Lovely summer dinners on the patio -- good wine, good food.
And good music. I loved spending my birthday weekend at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. This is Irish-American singer Cathie Ryan. I'll post more about this event soon.
Rick used flowers instead of tissue-paper frou-frou in my birthday bag and I felt lucky that he would care enough to take the time to be extra creative!
I have wonderful friends and family, great blog buddies and no matter what happens later this month, I know I will be all right. Because really, I have enough of the good things in life to make even the challenges a little easier.
Even a purr therapist!