“Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the night” -Dylan Thomas
Hello sweet friend…🧤
(just a little warning…I’m in a chatty mood today)
what’s going on in your neck of the woods…
This is a fabulous season on the Oregon coast. The sun 🌞 rises at 5:00 am
doesn’t set until after 9:00 pm.
(Of couse) I know better…however
It feels as if it is always going to be daylight.
With that being said these longer days afford plenty of time for doing all those favorite activities.
Playing in the garden…walking on the beach…reading…cooking with Joe…meeting up with friends…and going to the movies. (I love going to the movies!) A recent movie I enjoyed was BookClub. any chance you too have seen it? Watching it made me think of the book clubs I’ve participated in over the years. When I lived in California I belonged to several. The opportunity to meet new friends and mingle with books that normally wouldn’t have crossed my path was exciting. Now…getting back to the movie BookClub. I have to tell you that I have actually watched it three times over the last month.🍿🍿🍿 (that’s a lot of popcorn!) The first time I invited my dear friend (around the age of my mother if she were still living) whose current chapter in life includes visiting her husband in a care facility. The second time was a playdate with girlfriends, 👩❤️👩 and the third bag of popcorn was shared with Joe.💕 who btw also enjoyed the movie😉 Each experience opened me up to the many chapters in our own life. My first friend having been married for over 65 years carries many wedded memories….The girlfriends in my age bracket (of course I’m the youngest😉) have their own stories being written…and my husband recently began another new chapter with his retirement. There are many chapters in life and if we are fortunate one of those chapters will include growing older. Personally I’m hoping to make that chapter a fabulous read. Growing old is something we all think about. Well, at least I do. Perhaps for some of us those thoughts are more frequently. I guess the movie BookClub made me reconnect with my long ago youthful script on how I thought I’d be when I was older. With careful editing and gracefully embracing each day with love …lots of gratitude, each chapter will be an exciting adventure…one to look forward to. How about you?
EASY CRANBERRRY-APPLE RECIPE
Here is a 15 minute recipe for your delicious side salad. (Or main dish) It is also a healthy, low calorie, low-sodium, low-fat, low carbohydrates, and no cholesterol!
1 10 ounce bag torn mixed salad greens
Add the salad dressing just before serving; mix lightly 2 sliced apples
3/4 dried cranberries
2 green onions (sliced) In a large bowl; toss the salad greens with the apples, cranberries, walnuts and onions.
1/2 cup light raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
1. In a large bowl; toss the salad greens with the apples, cranberries, walnuts and onions.
2. Add the salad dressing just before serving; mix lightly.
Enjoy & cheers to the weekend!