Every spring bucket list must include go fly a kite. I remember the best ones from when I was a kid were made from sticks, string and the covered with the Sunday funny’s and with a tail from ripped sheets tied with bowsCelebrate the harbingers of spring, the robins arriving, the first crocus blooms the … Continue reading Spring bucket list
It was a cold January day when the neutrons and protons aligned to ignite a spark and a great idea was formed. I texted Emily with same hope as Anna "Do you want to build a snow man?" Emily is one of the few people who can see the magic in an ice crystal bursting … Continue reading Carpe Diem Carpe Roan
I had to work this weekend but this does not mean that I could not take a few moments to live my best life. This was so much fun I was back to being a kid again. It took everthing I could do to not make dozens of them.
Christmas on Walton mountain I remember, as a kid watching The Walton's a TV show about a families life on a mountain in Virginia during the depression. My whole family loved that show. I think it was because it could have been about them. There were many scenes where uncle Woodrow would proclaim "I remember when we … Continue reading Finding the perfect Christmas tree
You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new thingsNate Berkus A while back when I posted my almost Cuban sandwich post. I received a comment from a friend who is the sous chef at Cousins Cuban Cafe in Black Mountain. … Continue reading You do not have to travel to Cuba to find the perfect Cuban sandwich.
The moments I share with the grandkids are among the most amazing, enchanted moments on this ride thru the universe! “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” Paulo Coelho … Continue reading Time with the grandkids
I was super excited about this one! Romantic winter bucket list Item #30 Build a pillow blanket fort and have a “rom-com” movie party. PERFECT DATE NIGHT This one was so much fun! I made us a cozy little blanket fort under the table using lots of pillows, lots of blankets, and fairy lights before … Continue reading Living room table fort date night
Living enchanted moments Somewhere in between a breathtaking sunrise on top of a mountain and a tragic death of someone close to you. This where life happens! Some Days just sitting down with a cup of coffee is all the enchantment we need. Releasing all expectations and preconceived notions of the way this moment should be or feel. … Continue reading Small pleasures
Romantic Winter Bucket list Item 24 Meet friends for beer and try a dark winter beer A friend of mine, called and asked if I would like to grab a beer. He was headed to Hillmans brewery as we spoke. It was short notice but Sherri was out for the evening and I thought we … Continue reading The dark side