Tag: Walks

A Walk Through the Woods On a Snowy Afternoon

I do not think we got as much snow last night as the meteorologists predicted, although we did get a lot of snow. The meteorologists said that the snow would stop and then we’d get lake effect snow for the next few days. I…

Our Life So Far

We have done a lot of thinking and discussing and planning and doing since last week when we realized that with the extra expenses, we are going to run out of money sooner than later and we will need a bit more income. We…

We’re Living, Living, Living in Northern Michigan

It began to rain last night and it has been raining off and on all day. I love how rain makes our forest appear wrapped in mist. The various weather changes the appearance of our forest from day to day–and even hour by hour….

A Colorful Day

As soon as I got out of bed this morning, I peeked out our bedroom curtain and saw the forest glowing with a golden light. It was beautiful. Overnight the trees of our Enchanted Forest have bloomed with color. The beauty is breathtaking and…

Van Gogh in the Elevator

I had an eye exam on Monday. I was excited because it’s been a few years since my last eye exam, and a year or two ago my glasses got a small scratch on them which makes them hard to clean. No matter how…

Mind Full

Late Friday afternoon the Gravel Guy brought another 15 tons of unscreened top soil. EJ talked to the Guy for quite some time. Apparently the reason our driveway erodes so badly is because the previous owner used sand, which is cheaper but which easily…

Saruman’s Spies

EJ had some physically difficult days at work this last week, and he was utterly exhausted, so I have encouraged him to rest this weekend. Yesterday I made challah bread for the first time in a long time, and I fixed a beautiful Shabbat…

Enchanted 4th

We did not drive the long journey south to the old house this weekend. Not only did we not want to travel on a busy holiday weekend–it’s the USA’s Independence Day–but after all the weekends at the old house, we wanted to experience a…

Running

This morning I started to get out of bed but quickly lay back down–because a doe was grazing right outside our window. I watched her for several minutes as she slowly grazed and then walked into the forest. I wished I had my camera,…

Mailbox Run and Turkey Trot

This morning JJ, Danny and I walked down the long steep driveway to our new mail box. When JJ got his new smart phone from the cell phone store, I was given a mailing label and told that I had 14 days to return…

The Summer of the Long Walks

Every day I take my dog Danny for a walk. Usually we just walk around town. I used to walk him a mile out into the countryside and a mile back, but a few years ago we had a really hot summer and on…

Throwing the Shoe

I really love stories about long walks and journeys because they are so filled with metaphors about life and adversity and faith. In the next few posts, I thought I’d share thoughts and observations about my own experiences as well as stories about journeys…

The Reese’s Cup Wrapper

It did not rain today, but dark, dramatic clouds filled the sky. It was beautiful. I love the different moods of the days and seasons. On Halloween night, kids often drop candy and wrappers as they go from house to house gathering sweet loot….

Cloudy, Windy Days

When Danny sees EJ preparing to leave for work, he perks up and starts watching me intently. If I put on my shoes then he gets excited because he knows it’s time for his walk. Usually I don’t start preparing for our walk until…

Autumn Walks and Drives

I spent Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in the kitchen. Wednesday I made two homemade potpies from leftover chicken. After I made them, I realized that I had enough chicken for a couple more pot pies so I made two more yesterday, which I froze…

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