a weekend in Connecticut

Connecticut
I took a walk by myself, feeling grateful for friends, for family, for Chris. I snapped some pics. Sometimes, I feel a loneliness in my marriage. Sometimes, my husband’s Parkinson’s Disease reveals itself as apathy or depression. Walking, working out, and blogging help me handle this.
wildflowers
When I walk in nature, I receive so much. Once, on a silent retreat, the nun, my spiritual adviser, told me that I must believe that every flower I see is a personal gift from God to me. Just to and for me. Sometimes I remember this.
an old barn
We took a drive and saw this barn on the Connecticut-New York border. Rumor has it this this gothic barn belonged to the Reynolds (of Reynolds Wrap?) family and then Sally Jesse Raphael bought it. I thought, women in media can make that much money to own an estate? Dang, I’m a woman in media.
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I found a little corner in my friend’s house to curl up with a book (or two). I started “Middlesex,” by Eugenides and “Are Men Necessary?” by Dowd.
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I took another walk and passed a horse farm.
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I am grateful for cozy nooks and my friends’ hospitality.

I think blog posts are great when they are short, timely, contain photos, heart, passion, memories, or some deep thought. What makes a post great? the daily prompt

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9 thoughts on “a weekend in Connecticut

  1. I LOVE this blog post. Have you ever read the blog Laugh Lines? She recently revealed on her blog that she, too, has Parkinson’s. Maybe she’s someone you’d want to get in touch with when you’re feeling overwhelmed? Here’s her link: http://laugh-lines.net/
    Thanks for the pictures and the thoughts. I loved the one about the flowers. I’ll have to remember that–and I’m sure it’s true for everything. So many gifts from God. Wow, that sounded way churchy, right? You started it! Haha. Great post.

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