Rejuvenate in nature

I always feel rejuvenated when I get to spend some time in the mountains. Brace yourself I took a few… ok, a lot of pictures…

I went to the city in the clouds.. also known as Cloudcroft NM.

I took my little rv to a place called Cool Pines.. the park was set in…. you guessed it… pine trees! Yes, it was nice and cool too. There was no WiFi and that’s ok by me… but truthfully there wasn’t anything special about this little rv park. We were parked in space 11, yeah my favorite number, however, the guy on his little cart parked us a bit too far up then was all yeah, maybe that’s too far up. Ya think? Then as he was leaving tells the guy behind us, who I had already waved at, and he had waved back, burying his nose back into his phone, she’s got dogs…. he responded with, I got your number… irritated… that was me.

So I set up, all the while ignoring my not so kind neighbor. Who by the way had a huge older dog himself.

Ok…. shake it off and just enjoy… which I did. I drove into town for a couple things.. and I walked into the Kings treasure, it’s a thrift store in Cloudcroft. This book caught my attention and so of course I bought it. Glad I did. I read it in its entirety before coming home. It had been awhile since I got so into a book. Something else had been my focus. That is done and gone.

The Language of Flowers

The RV always gets a bit of attention. Even in these days of social distancing. A very sweet couple from Austin Tx stopped by as they were out walking their pup. We talked about their rig and mine. They said they will be checking out the place mine came from since it was the city they were from. Lol. When I told them I had planned on a hike to a waterfall, they promptly told me, Oh no we are not hikers 😂.

I spent the evening on my love seat, outside, under the pines with my trusty companions. Oh, and I picked up a cute little bottle this lady in town told me was good stuff.

Kinky Pink!

Reading… just enjoying the quiet and coolness of the day.

I almost forgot about the parade… every evening a bunch of turkeys would go by. Cuteness!

The next day was the hike. It was a beautiful place.

The top of the waterfall was just as beautiful…

Water everywhere
Water coming out of the mountain.

The flowers were beautiful as well as everywhere!

On the way back to camp, I stopped at a little place that had some amazing veggie hoagies.. ahh dinner and a book.. who could ask for more.

Little Peepers

After a couple of cool evenings it was time to go back to reality.

Nothing like a little cider 😋

This is the cutest place. Fresh fruit, jams, ciders and lots of other homemade goodies.

It was a wonderful time…

I hope you are happy.. enjoying each and every minute of life.

✌️❤️

Raq

Music? It was the breeze in the trees.

Room in his arms?

Somewhere, he sings to me.

You see, if you sing to her, no matter your voice. It’s the vulnerability and truth you convey.

There’s so little of either in this world

Such goodness

Ahh Mr Bridges you know the words 🎶

She says nobody wants her,
But left along
She said nobody needs her
Girl, you are
Well, if you see her
Tell her there is room for her
In my arms, in my arms
You don’t have to go, you should know
(I know, I know)
I’ll be there for you, when you’re alone
(I do, I do)
To comfort you
Oh, baby please come where it’s warm
In my arms, in my arms

Ain’t that some stuff! 😉

✌️❤️

Raq

I think I lost it

But then again did I ever have it?

Your excuses not needed..

Ok so a few of the lyrics, as usual.

Everything’s paid for nothing free
If I give my heart
Will you promise not to break it
I think I lost it
Let me know if you come across it
Let me know if I let it fall
Along a back road somewhere

I just wanna live the life I please
I don’t want no enemies
I don’t want nothing if I have to fake it
Never take nothing don’t belong to me

Listen to it it’s kinda bad ass..

Moving on….

✌️❤️

Raq

Today it’s official

I’ve no job!

Retired! The future is wide open!

Smell that? it’s called freedom… lol

No more Brules for this one!

A new chapter begins, so much to do and see. New people to meet and connections to make. So much is changing… including myself. Like a tree, I will be dropping dead leaves and only keep the vibrant green along for the ride, or maybe growth. I suppose trees don’t take rides. Whatever, you get my gist. Lol!

Ahh La Vida!

Much Love ❤️

New day, New love

So yeah new day. Full of sunshine and hope. Going to the beach to hang out and catch some rays. Then later watch Los Lonely boys play some tunes. This is the kind of day that starts out with the promise of goodness!

Boxes be damned!

You thought I was gonna get all mushy about love I suppose. Ok so here it is… love is more of an illusion. Like a wisp of smoke sometimes you see it or feel it for a second then it tapers off and away.. then it begins again. But it’s enough of a reality to keep us hooked. Just read Rumi or Pablo Neruda or whoever else you choose. One of my favorite Spanish quotes is, de illusión también se vive. Meaning, Of hope also one lives. Figurative Translation: Life is not always about “getting there” or getting what you want, but also about the dreaming of getting there. Hopes and dreams are what keep us going. The translations are always so tricky.  Of course this is just my take on it. Wanna tell me yours? By all means, please do.

So many different kinds of love though, I may have taken on more than I originally planned.

So like me…

I said new love today, because I already love today, the promise of being out with others and enjoying it all.

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I hope your day is ridiculously amazing and full of love!

Had to come back to say Los Lonely Boys are not very Lonely.. ha! They rocked!!

Right now, right now

So many things happening at this time, and not happening at this time. So just a little update.

Boxes being packed on one side of the house and at work.

One week left at work. Ok, yeah, I do a happy dance every morning when I get to work. My coworkers text and email the countdown every day, down to the minutes. They are so happy for me and for the seat I’m leaving open to them. Lol

However, this move is much more that just a physical move to me. I’m done with everything from yesterday. My past has molded me, yet I’m done with it. Fifty-five years and I’m making my own rules or non rules for the rest of my life. The proverbial box is no longer my home.

I’m into love and happiness. My home will only have room for this. I know this sounds simple, and maybe a little woo woo, but it isn’t where there are different views on life and it’s so called rules. It’s going to be interesting to say the least.

Freedom comes in different forms and in the last few years I have found that once you reach a certain point, not everyone is going to be happy with your change. I’ve said before it’s so much easier to keep your head down and just keep going. Not making waves. Well I’m riding this one all the way.

Living la Vida! One moment at a time and in the moment with those who choose to share the same.

Have you hit the 50 mark?

I’ve talked to so many people recently, that have hit their 50’s and are wondering what happened.

I’m fessing up to joining up on a website where you can be anonymously yourself and talk to others about whatever your lil heart desires. Yeah, it can be dirty or just be a place where you can let your hair down and speak your piece, or not. It’s a bit freeing.

I did learn that we all have our little secrets. So many of us walking around with that smiling mask, that even our closest people never see under. Now before you go judging me or my cohorts, take a look under yours.

Do you have a significant other that had asked you for something recently, or even in the past few years? Did they harp on it then suddenly quit? Did anything change? Do you want to keep that person? Now this can be anything. Usually sex yes, but can also be how or where you’re living. It can be anything this person holds dear or close. So don’t dismiss it as just a phase or whim. Listen people! Listen to your people! Because let me tell you if you don’t someone else in the same boat will. Do you want to risk that? How confident in your relationship are you? Deep? Nope actually easy. Listen, love,care and spend a little time. That’s it.

Now before you go thinking all these people are just in it for sex, stop, some of the men I spoke to, talk about wanting their wives. I found it sweet and heartening. Very few are done in their relationships. Just need to talk it out with someone they don’t know. Yes, a few feel trapped and need an outlet. But for the most part it wasn’t like that. I myself was on the site reading about different experiences and needing an outlet. I was feeling lonely and disconnected. Not looking for an online relationship. Just an outlet, like this, but with interaction.

So this took a different direction than what I had intended. Lol! I was going to write about hitting 50 and thinking maybe a change is needed. This experience I’ve had above didn’t make me feel this way. I already felt like I needed something else. I actually decided to get healthy. Well, a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. The fog cleared and all I could think is my life needs a change. I had to take a long hard look at myself. I found that work is what’s needed here. Inside and out. The only person that can do this is me. My happiness is on me. Time to take the path less traveled.

I’m in a committed relationship, have been for many years. However, I only want the same for him. A subject for another day.

Many blessings…