Life & Leisure is the little book shelf where I share thoughts about blessings, lessons, tender mercies, favorite quotes and other uplifting things that I stumble across. I also share some of my favorite things, places to visit, and since it’s a bookshelf and I’m a self-diagnosed bibliophile, BOOKS!
Friendship is one of the very best kinds of love, and I feel especially qualified to post on this subject because of my own treasured collection of fine friends. One of my very favorite things about the neighborhood where I live is the remarkable and talented women that I have the opportunity ... Read More about All Kinds of Love Week – Good Friends
My dear one and I recently spent a bit of time at Lake Powell. He fished and swam, and I tried to stay in the shade and read. We were both very happy. I really love water. I love to drink it. I love to shower in it. I love a hot bathtub full of it with a frothy, foamy, scented bubble ... Read More about Something’s Fishy! What I Loved About Beautiful Lake Powell
This week I had the opportunity to spend some time camping and hiking out in the middle of Wyoming. There were so many beautiful moments, but one of my favorites was standing with my eyes closed, face to the gentle breeze, just breathing in the clean, cool, sagebrush-scented air. I had forgotten ... Read More about The Scent of Sagebrush – Reflections on a Visit Home To Wyoming
This month I celebrated my 40th birthday. I wondered as it approached if I would find it hard to accept a number that is traditionally considered a dreaded milestone, but I found myself delighted with it. When I reflect on the years that I've been blessed with, I fully acknowledge that not all ... Read More about Reflections on my 40th Birthday
I remember when I was in High School and wanted to transfer to the honors English program the next year. I loved reading and writing and had ever since I could remember. A substitute teacher encouraged me to move up after grading our final exams, and so I made an appointment to see the guidance ... Read More about Don’t Even Try It – A Lesson to Forget
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all of the difference. Some of my favorite memories are of simple little things that have brought me joy, from kind words to beautiful moments that took my breath away. I still treasure lilacs not only for their beauty but for the beautiful ... Read More about Treasuring and Sharing The Little Things