How can it possibly be Friday already? This week went by far too quickly for my liking.
It’s time to take stock of all the great things that happened during the last week.
~ I received a postcard this week from my dear reader/friend Barbara, who lives in Italy. She spent several weeks in August with her husband and young son in Paris. I am touched that she took the time to send a postcard out to me. I keep it on my bureau mirror in my bedroom.
The post card features Edith Piaf, my favorite chanteuse. I have “La Vie en Rose” as my ringtone and enjoyed reading her biography, No Regrets, last year. Thank you, Barbara! It’s so very thoughtful of you.
~ Kay, my life coach and very dear friend, was in town recently. We got together a couple of times and decided to work together again to help me achieve some of my goals. The coaching will be less intense than it was when I worked with her 10 years ago, but it’s still a challenge. Some goals I hope to reach include writing more often, exercising regularly, growing my blog and being healthier.
~ Since becoming accountable to Kay for working towards my goals, I began exercising daily. Today is day 12 of working out a minimum of 30 minutes per day and I feel great! My arms seem more toned, my energy level is higher, and I feel better about myself than I did when exercise was put on the back burner.
The best and most unexpected benefit is it’s catching! My husband is also exercising; sometimes with me and sometimes on his own.
|Handsome husband looking very stylish
on his best friend’s new boat.
Photo taken a couple of weeks ago
in Belvedere, CA.
~ Last weekend, Tori went to her school’s homecoming dance. Parents and kids met for photos before the dance. Bill took lots of pictures of Tori with her boyfriend and her many girlfriends. As we were saying goodbye, Tori asked her dad to take a quick photo of the two of us. I stood next to her as she pulled me close and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
Although I adore the photo, what really touches me is Tori’s reaction to it. She made it her cover photo on her Facebook wall, and she ordered a 5 x 7 photo yesterday so she can frame it. That girl really knows how to make someone feel special.
~ Having fallen hard for my new oxfords, I decided to add another pair to my wardrobe after I saw Heather show off her great black brogues earlier this week. I went to my favorite online shoe store, Zappos, to see what they have.
I bought this pair:
And this pair:
They should be here on Monday. Hopefully, one pair will work and I’ll send the other back. Shipping is free both ways with Zappos which is one of many reasons I shop there.
Are you planning on wearing oxfords this fall?
~ Finally, this didn’t happen during the last week but I am going to post it anyway because it makes me laugh.
Our friends, who we were with in Italy last May, just bought a new boat. Two weeks ago, we went to Tiburon, about an hour away, and spent the weekend with them celebrating. When it was time to return the boat to its slip, I got out the camera and started snapping away at all the seals, seagulls, and pelicans hanging out in the marina. This is my favorite shot of all the photos.
Doesn’t it look like the pelican is the teacher and all the little sea birds are students? Notice the unruly birds in the back of the “class” not paying attention.