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Celebrating Life, Love, and Friendships - Phenomenally!

Good Morning! It is a gorgeous day in SW Colorado. The sun is shining; the birds are singing, and at least for now the wretched wind has stopped howling! I have been away for a couple of weeks. I think every once in a while we need to take a complete break from the usual, to unplug, take stock, and have fun. That is exactly what has been happening here.

I have been spending time with dear friends, much needed time. I have been saying NO…which is a complete sentence. It has been divine! A very dear friend from high school…now that is one long friendship!…flew in from the east coast and we had a glorious time. We caught up on life stories, sat around doing “old lady things” like sipping coffee and watching the birds for an hour every morning. We went to Moab, we spent time in local galleries, we drove down many side roads to catch lovely photos of old barns. She is an extraordinary photographer. We visited Mesa Verde and really took our time. We read in the evenings in delightful silence, sharing a book about the amazing but little known architect Mary Coulter. Since she did some work at Mesa Verde, and some pieces of her jewelry collection are on display there, it made our trip up there even more meaningful. 

There were other escapades with dear friends of a "certain age" that included behaving irreverently, sharing lots of love, great food, and uproarious laughter. There was also an adorable goat that visited the local cidery on the mighty Mancos River, as we were eating dinner one evening! Who could ask for anything more? 

So that is what I have been up to. Celebrating love, life, friends, and just letting go for a couple of weeks. I highly recommend it. Give it a try. I am certain you will like it. 

“Most of us move so quickly that our surroundings become no more than blurred scenery we fly past on our way to somewhere else. We pay attention to the speedometer, the wristwatch, the cell phone, the list of things to do, all of which feed our illusion that life is manageable,” writes Barbara Brown Taylor.

Sometimes you just have to let go and pay attention to other things-the really important things. Wishing you a blessed week and sending love. 

The following from Maya to emphasize the strength, beauty, and deep connections we have as women. Celebrate them. I think we forget sometimes how powerful the bonds between women really are. 


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