Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Under A Rock

Under a rock

Not a bad place to be
If you're a bug
a worm

or me

I haven't crawled under one, 
but my inactivity in the big world 
may seem like it to everyone else.
Things are great
small, quiet and great.

Ben and Anam 
were here for my B-day 
and it was so lovely.....such a sweet time.
Did we do big stuff? Nope
He cooked a couple fab meals
(I prepared a great chicken piccata)
Ben repaired everything broken that he could find,
what a super son,
and we watched great films.
I even convinced them to watch Creator,
which they either enjoyed, or lied to me  hehe
We visited, noshed and wined
and not a photo to show.
(I do wish I had a chain saw one - up in the tree)
I was in the moment, savoring each laugh,
 smile and raised eyebrow.
I never left the house,
they did a "little Vegas"..

I had several B-day lunches with pals, 
received some great B-day gifts. 
My pals are so kind, 
but oh girls, the chocolates! 
I saved time and just rubbed 'em into
my thighs and butt.

This weekend I spent quality catch up time
 with a pal just returning from 4 weeks in Europe.
Another yummy lunch, more chocolate,
this time brought back from Belgium...
they know me well.

Polished off 10 books last week.
Battled wasps and more broken tree limbs
 from latest monsoon storm.

Pooch Howie sleeping atop my feet
under my desk right this minute

“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with.....but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. 
― Victoria MoranLit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

Haven't read the book but I liked this quote


Living the good life here under my rock


Jill said...

That is a good quote, thanks for sharing it. I'm happy to hear you are having some peaceful and happy days!

Kathy said...

I think this is the second time this summer that I have commented about how glad i was to hear you sounding so contented and it is SUMMER time. Who are you and what have you done with Suzan?? 8+)
Seriously, I am so glad life is treating you well. Your relaxing summer sounds absolutely delightful.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sounds perfectly wonderful!

Romeo said...

Life is good under that rock! Glad you had a wonderful birthday!!

Hugs and purrs,

"her" and Romeo

The Boston Lady said...

How wonderful! And you don't need those pictures, you have them all in your head and I bet you go to sleep at night with a smile these days.

So glad you got those things fixed. And belated Happy Birthday. Ann

Karen said...

Happy Belated Birthday, oh rock dweller. I love that quote, yes, this.

Bead and Needle said...

LOVE the quote - applies to so many things in life. Happy Belated Birthday - sounds like it was wonderful! XOXO

joanne said...

Happy belated birthday, I have one coming up, one of the big-O ones and you know what? small, simple and quiet suits me just fine!

Lana said...

LOVE the quote, too, and I'm so glad to hear your good stories! Have a beautiful day!

Kit said...

Yay! For such a fun time. So glad for you and yours. Except for those wasps...LOL Kit

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You sound happy and content! Just check in with us once in awhile!

Jane said...

Sounds like life is treating you well!! So happy you are enjoying your summer!

Claudia said...

Sounds heavenly - family, quality time, reading, chocolate, friends. So happy for you.


June said...

Your life under a rock sounds pretty darn great Z. So sorry I missed wishing you a great B-day, but I guess you had one anyway!!!
much love...

Theresa said...

"Saved time and rubbed them into my butt and thighs." Too funny!!

Theresa said...

"Saved time and rubbed them into my butt and thighs." Too funny!! said...

Sounds like heaven (well except for the wasps and branches). So happy you are enjoying life. You are such a sweet woman:) Happy belated birthday to you! I am trying to simplify things around here now too and really liking it:)
Have a beautiful week.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Val said...

I just discovered your blog and love your writing voice. "You" come through loud and clear. I love the classic "Fasten your seatbelts" photo, I love the Moran quote here, a belated happy birthday to you, and now I'll try to catch up more on your wonderful new-to-me, best-find-of-the-day blog. :)


Val ♥

Ally said...

Greetings from the uk, I pop by often. Happy belated birthday and what is it with us women and chocolate, its a must have. You always bring a smile to my face with your outlooks and insights. Keep on doing what ur doing.
Ally x

Lana said...

Hope everything is okay with you. You're "our soul and our inspiration"! *sing it, sister!

Truly. Hope all is well.