Wednesday, October 5, 2016

listening to my body . . .


Just a quick note to let you know that I am stepping down from SYC with Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.


I'm fine, but I am listening to my body that is telling me to slow down.


I am taking a lesson from Lulu and not doing much these days


and following the advice of Ralph Waldo Emerson to "live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air".

33 comments:

Curtains in My Tree said...


Good for you for listening to your body.
Enjoy the rest and getting back to normal
of course sometimes normal is a lot on us

bobbie said...

Good for you ~ and I have always loved that quote!!!

Hugs ~

Cozy Little House said...

Life is short, as we know from Pat's passing recently. I let go of my party I'd had for four years. Just not enough time. And seems all I do is work on things for my blog...
Brenda

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

There's a time for every season :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Good for you in recognizing there are limits for all of us. So much going on right now with everyone, so little time to get it done. Good luck.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

At our age, I do believe we have earned the right to take things easier. Especially you, teaching and giving of yourself all those years, I'm proud of you but you deserve a break.

Mary

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I totally understand your need to simplify, Carol. It's nice to have days where you do what you want without any obligations....and you've earned it!

I love all the changes you've made to your home since I last visited!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's always the smartest thing to do! We can all tell when their are changes are when we are trying to do too much. Take care! Hugs!

Melanie said...

It's very important that we listen to our bodies - I'm glad you're taking care of yourself!

Sarah said...

Smart move! We all need to listen to our bodies and adjust as needed. Take care of yourself. I think Emerson knows what he is talking about. '-)
Beautiful post here. Adore what your tablescape.

Consider It All Joy said...

Praying for you, Carol! Believing that a few less items on your 'to do' list will help you Enjoy the season ahead! Blessings, Cindy xo

craftyles said...

Hope you enjoy your 'you' time. Hope you can do some major relaxing Love all the pictures, especially the fall table!

Blondie's Journal said...

I applaud you for listening to your heart and soul, Carol. I've been posting much less than I used to and I'm now done with apologizing. I enjoy the writing and interaction...now the scheduled "How To" posts that have to be written under pressure.

Bravo!!

Jane

jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Good for you! Enjoy some quiet time. Sounds like others - not just me - have pulled back from blogging a bit. It is a time hog. A friend just asked if I was working on a book about our life in Greece. I told her no, that I'd decided to concentrate on enjoying life here and not spend my time at a computer writing about it.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol I too understand the need to listen to our bodies, enjoy your reflecting and relaxing and living each moment joyfully.
xoxo,
Vera

Down by the sea said...

Those are such wise words and it is so easy to fall in the trap of doing too much. Listen to your body and enjoy a more relaxing time. Sarah x

Botanic Bleu said...

Carol,
Live the life you have imagined is one of my favorite quotes, and I think you should live that life. Thank you for hosting SYC where I have enjoyed visiting on a regular basis. I will look forward to reading you in days to come.

Judith

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

As we 'mature', we definitely need to listen to our bodies more and not 'do' so much.

Enjoy relaxing more and share when you feel like it.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Kirby Carespodi said...

I know exactly how you feel...good for you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You know what my friend? Now at 58, going on 59, I never thought this little engine of mine would slow down, but I am feeling it too. Not so much of aches and pains or a lack of energy....oh no, not that. I am looking around this mad world of ours and saying, "Wait a minute. Why am I wasting my heart of such stressful, unimportant things?" So even though I teach and the teaching environment is fast-paced, I am trying to keep calm, plan ahead, choose my battles, for I have to work until retirement age (oy vey).....but I often wonder, "really, are we humans supposed to run about like this, stressed, so competitive?" So I wish you well, I wish you happiness in the sunshine (like Miss L.), I wish you refreshing days in the sea, and a wild spirit. MUCH LOVE and you will be missed.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We all need to do that more! How I wish I could join you and Lulu on that chaise and enjoy the sunshine at the beach! Hugs!!

Rhondi said...

Smart girl! You are wise to pay attention to your body.

Pam Richardson said...

I certainly need to do the same.

Junkchiccottage said...

Good for you Carol. Sometimes we just have to slow down and enjoy each day.
Hugs,
Kris

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, I so understand this and doing the same here moving in new directions. We just have to listen to our inner self and make the transition when needed. I'm going to think of it as "working smarter not harder" haha Lulu has the rigt idea. We can learn a lot from her.
Lovely photos as always. xo

Debra Howard said...

Sometimes we need to step down or back in order to distinguish our trail from the many others. It's the narrow path maybe but right for your story. Bl ssings as you go on new adventures

Kim said...

Great quote Carol and you are smart to listen. I should probably do the same! ;)

LindaLee said...

Good for you girlfriend! When our plates get too full our bodies and minds feel it before we realize it I believe. I'm glad you have made that decision to give something up. To enjoy life, we do need to slow down and "feel the colors". LindaLee

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Good girl, it's important to listen to our bodies. I sometimes wish mine would stop talking to me everyday but such is life. Enjoy time for yourself.

Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You are a wise woman to slow down before your body breaks down and makes you rest, unwillingly! Enjoy your slower pace and continue to create lovely vignettes!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You are wise to listen to your body, Carol. Sometimes it has to knock us down before we really start to listen. I've cut back a lot over the last year and just do what I want to do...no pressure.

Alexandra said...

We should always listen to our body or pay attention to things around us! Love Lulu example!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

We all need to listen to that inner voice because we know what's best for us. Take some time to smell the roses and do what makes you smile:-)