Week-end: links & life {vol. 27}

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie


My flowers were busy while I was away last week! My yellow rose is blooming in high gear and my hot pink peonies (in the background) are finishing up quite a show. Irises are done but my calla lilies are just beginning to rev up. And the blueberries are going to be CRAZY this year!

from around the web

on the blog (in case you missed ’em):

right here at home

We all seem to be experiencing vacation hangover. Looking back over the week, we’ve actually had a pretty good and even somewhat productive week, but it hasn’t felt like it. I think it’s because I’ve been so busy with other things, and because the kids haven’t done any formal school this week. But the weather has been great for outside time, and we have all summer to finish math (and plenty of sweltering days better spent indoors), so it’s all good.

Kathryn has been creating, as usual. She just listed these crochet “barefoot sandals” in her etsy shop. They’re available in adult or kids’ sizes.

barefoot sandals

A happy mail day this week brought me a sweet little surprise gift from an online friend, as well as a copy of Gold magazine including an article by me (a shortened version of this one). Plus, I have two new fitness clients, in addition to the small group I’ve been training under supervision, so that’s awesome.

happy mail

Today my dad would’ve been 74. But instead of being sad, I’m taking Diane to tea to belatedly celebrate her birthday — and we’ll get to talk about baby stuff!

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Linking up with Kris and Mary.