Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Good Day

I had two back to back doctor's appointments this morning, so I decided to treat myself to a little wander afterwards. I was disappointed that I had forgotten my camera, but that's okay. I visited my favorite local bookstore and ate lunch in their little cafe, while reading one of the new books I bought, No Running in the House Without a Helmet, by Melissa Fay Greene, the author of Praying for Sheetrock. It's a book about her family's experience of adopting five children, and as you would expect if you've read her work, it's a great read. I had a delicious lunch of tuna fish salad with Craisins and enjoyed the solitude. I even kept the radio off in the car as I ran my few errands, just listening to the silence. I must be saving up that sound in preparation for the upcoming school year, as silence is in short supply in the high school environment.


I'm not photo-less though, since Steve and I took a morning walk yesterday.


Can you see that amazing spider web?

Happy Monday!



  1. What a nice walk you had..I to love the ocean! Beautiful. Hope all is well! Shari!

  2. I am with you on the quiet. I have my stereo off in the car a lot lately, and if and when I ever have the luxury of being alone at home nothing is on to disturb my peace and quiet. Lovely beach pictures,