Friday, December 16, 2011

Where do the days go

I am not too sure where the time goes each and every day.   It suddenly dawned on me that we left Michigan nearly 7 weeks ago and it feels like we just left yesterday.   I know that much of our day is consumed by the additional time that it takes  for one person to care for the needs of both people but, wow, somehow I feel like time is flying by more quickly than usual.   I want to just put the brakes on and slow down a little!  

Yesterday I was quietly enjoying the sunshine and a  cup of coffee when suddenly those two words "let's go"   echoed out from the bedroom.   Oh, how I wish I knew a way to calm the restlessness of a post-stroke victim.     We loaded into the car and off we went in search of new adventure, leaving the camera behind...Duh!!!   We headed west this time and found the wonderful little town of Fairhope.   What a quaint spot in Baldwin County.   We meandered down to Mobile Bay, found such a peaceful city park to enjoy but will have to return again with the camera.   I enjoyed the solitude of Mobile Bay  more than I did the beach at Gulf Shores for some reason, maybe the sound of constant crashing  waves was not as relaxing as I thought it would be.

When we visited the Cragfont Mansion in Gallatin TN, I picked up some seed pods off the ground from a large Magnolia tree.   I wanted to  collect  leaves as well but didn't feel as though I should collect them from that site, so I have been on the lookout for a "giving tree" ever since.   Well guess what, yesterday I noticed several trees on the park property and asked if I could collect some for a Christmas Wreath....No problem !!   Today, I am going to get out a wreath form  and Bob and I are going to make our own Magnolia Wreath.   Great therapy for the BOTH of us.  We have Christmas lights to string and stockings to hang....  Christmas caroles playing, snow or not...we need to get into the spirit.

Sun is !       


  1. Sounds to me like you are already in the spirit. My great-grandmother lived in Fairhope. She was a well known milliner. Ladies from NYC would seek her hats! Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach all hold a place in my heart.

  2. Thanks for your comments on our blog. You are a brave lady and I wish you all the best in your own "therapy"...and a very Merry Christmas to you and Bob.

  3. Susan,
    You'll need to teach me how to make the wreath so when my Magnolia tree is in full blossom next year we'll have a project.
    Sounds like you both had a wonderful time site seeing.

  4. Great to make a wreath from scratch. Nice!


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