…time to exhale…getting away…

Tulip Era in the Ottoman Empire...

It was heavenly to escape the hammering, buzz-sawing and drilling for a few days. A nephew’s wedding in tulip and daffodil country was just the getaway I needed after weeks of preparation for our master bed/bath remodel. Never mind that the tulips have not yet made their much anticipated appearance. The longer than usual winter season has kept the delicate buds hovering underground for warmth. I’d join them if I could, although my cozy abode suits me just fine.

Wedding cake

Wedding cake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spending several days in the company of family who are like best friends was the icing on the cake, wedding cake in this instance. Hawaiians “go with the flow.” Louise and Milton epitomize the laid back island tendency. Doing whatever is fine with them, which is totally in sync with my husband and me. That they enjoy browsing antique stores and retail outlets was a happy coincidence.

Much to my husband’s chagrin, every inch of our SUV was crammed full of luggage and new-found treasures. Thank goodness for side mirrors because his use of the rear-view mirror mirror was totally obliterated. Thankfully great friends and sunny weather kept my husband from focusing upon his inability to see out the back of the car.

Molbak's outdoor eating
Molbak’s outdoor eating (Photo credit: burienundressedblog)

Spring has probably sprung throughout most of the country. It takes a tad longer here in the Pacific Northwest. While I’m excited for the warmth and sun, I know yardwork cannot be far behind. I’ll have to visit a favorite destination, Molbak’s Nursery in Woodinville, to rev myself up for the inevitable weeding that comes with good weather. Wish I could just transport their gardens to mine. It’s safe to say this will remain…just a wish.

Molbaks' Orchids

Molbaks' Orchids (Photo credit: JHall159)

…how’s spring…where you are?…

………hugmamma.  🙂     

8 thoughts on “…time to exhale…getting away…

    • “be a light in my lantern” just came on the radio as I clicked on “post comment”…I hope that whatever helps to light and keep your lantern lit is continuing to offer you light…Nancy left a comment on my post today…. “shine on”…I pass that along to you with warm smiles and even warmer wishes…


      • Small happinesses keep my lantern light glowing. Reading the comments left by you and others count among them. I’ve missed my friends in the blogosphere.

        hugs for your kindness…hugmamma. 🙂


    • I wish the same for you, Kathy. You’ve a wonderful spirit, light and lovely like the springtime sunshine that surrounds us. The world needs more of both…the sunlight…and you.

      hugs for the breath of spring air…hugmamma. 🙂


    • How have you been?

      My fibromyalgia has been acting up recently due to the upheaval in my house and the uncomfortable sleeping arrangement. Not getting enough rest takes its toll over time. Thankfully the sunshine helps…emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Writing also helps release the stresses, as well as the good endorphins. So thanks for the encouragement. It helps a lot…

      huge hugs…and hopes that you’re feeling well…hugmamma. 🙂


hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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