Welcome to my blog! I plan to post my first notes from this backyard at the end of December, 2014. Then look forward to a monthly posting in the new year. (More about my snail’s pace in the first blog, coming soon.) Hope you’ll become a regular visitor, adding your own reflections on our lives and times.

Meantime, ease into the season. Last September, when I was stressing over a big birthday bash (my 75th and my son’s 50th), adding more furbelows and folderols until I wanted to cancel the whole thing, a dear friend counseled: “Simplify your intentions.” It worked — I started crossing things off my list, stuck to basics, got help where I could, and everyone had a wonderful party while I rested from my modest efforts, filled with love and gratitude instead of wanting to pass out from exhaustion. A formula I’ll use again!

Or as others have counseled, “Curb your enthusiasm.”

Here’s to the peace within!


One Response to Welcome!

  1. hi catherine so good
    you are doing this
    enjoyed reading your “autobiography”
    enjoyed the rain dripping down panes and leaving a little scrim

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