I am grateful for my fun, simple, life. But I do like nice things. Always when presented with a choice, when I do not know the value, I choose the most expensive option. And when I realize this, it is then I might try and find a more suitable alternative. If I can’t, I may forgo something else, many other things, for the one special thing. Although we have simplified and pared down, we are enjoying life more than ever.

I blinked and spring was gone. It was filled with birthdays, birthdays, and more birthdays. One of which was mine. I turned 40 and Kevin threw me a fantastic party. He is a party planning genius.  The best decision was taking the day off work AFTER the party and spending it with him while the kids went to school. We divided that day between the bed and the hamburger joint down the street. Hair of the dog was a cold beer, a big juicy burger and laughing at the bar.

So far summer has been sweet but simple. Ice cream at night. Picnics in the park. Bike rides before dusk. One Sunday we rode our bikes to a concert in the park, ate sandwiches on a blanket and bought ice cream cones from a truck. A combo of sorts.  Last week there was a free outdoor movie and popcorn that we just had to get home for. Oh and New York. I went to NYC by myself and it was Kevin who sent me, by surprise. But that is another post entirely.

Next week I will be on holiday and many days will be spent with friends I love dearly. More fun and we can’t wait.


  1. Looking good lady!

    Doesn't it feel the more you pare down, the more superfluous things around you seem? Like if i can live without such and such, why and the world do I own this?

    happy belated and happy summer! we are rounding the half-way mark!

  2. Happy belated - gotta say you look fabulous! love your attitude ....

  3. Sounds like the perfect birthday! Looks like a great summer so far ~ so nice to see you :)

  4. love the pics! can't wait for the NYC post :)

  5. I can't believe you were in NYC and I didn't see you.....I might be crying......


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