Friday, July 26, 2019

Slow and Savored Moments








I walked 8.7 miles this week, bringing my total so far to 19.1. I'm pretty pleased with that number since I just started seriously walking again last week. It's taken me a little bit to get a solid route mapped out, but I think this week I finally got it down.  The house in the top picture is one that I pass and I think it may be my favorite.

I spent a lot of time crafting this week, and watching some of my favorite old movies, Meet Me In St. Louis, Operation Petticoat and Father Goose.  I recently discovered the Pluto channel on our Roku, which has a channel dedicated to classic movies. They tend to play the same ones over and over, but having something familiar to watch while your cross stitching is ideal.  Since you've already seen it a million times there's no need to really follow the story line too closely, and you can concentrate on your project and still enjoy the movie!

I came upon the loveliest little church this week, St. John's Church, and I've decided to make it a regular part of my route. There is a small memorial garden on the grounds that is just lovely and the perfect spot to stop for a moment of prayer or quiet reflection. There are a number of beautiful churches in this area and I've decided to set aside some time during the remainder of summer to visit them.

My paternal grandmother made the best pot of black eyed peas I've ever tasted, and I've been trying for years to re-create them.  And while these didn't quite hit the mark, they were pretty close. I made up a small batch of corn bread muffins to go along with them, and if you add in some fried potatoes and onions you've got yourself a meal!

It was a busy week overall, but I managed to slow the pace here and there, take in some beauty, and enjoy some favorite hobbies and past times.  So what about you?  How did you savor the moments this week?  Leave a note in the comments, and meet me here again next Saturday for more highlights from my week.

Until then, friends, savor the moments!


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5 comments:

Realtalk859 said...

First of all I must say those black eyed peas look delicious. Thanks for the vividly clear walk you took us on today. It was a peaceful walk. We even stopped to pray and reflect a while. It was refreshing and rejuvenating. I've been busy catching up on all the work post surgery. I have another surgery scheduled next month. Therefore, that walk was well needed. Guess what you have encouraged me to do? I'm off to get my walking shoes now.

Realtalk859 said...

First of all I must say those black eyed peas look delicious. Thanks for the vividly clear walk you took us on today. It was a peaceful walk. We even stopped to pray and reflect a while. It was refreshing and rejuvenating. I've been busy catching up on all the work post surgery. I have another surgery scheduled next month. Therefore, that walk was well needed. Guess what you have encouraged me to do? I'm off to get my walking shoes now.

Cathy Mayfield said...

What a lovely post, full of peace and beauty. Thank you for sharing your journey. I also love all three of the movies you mentioned. Not many people know those old ones, the ones when people took time acting and not just moving, if you know what I mean. I so enjoy Cary Grant's facial expressions in Arsenic and Old Lace. I'm starting a new page on my blogsite soon, dedicated to "A Virtual Walk across America." In it, I will post mileage accomplished during my walks around our home, at parks, and anywhere else I find myself. As I "walk across America," I'll highlight different places, people, thoughts, and more - bits and pieces of our country and our God. Blessings!

Kim Lottman said...

Thank you @Realtalk859 for your sweet comments. I am not sure why I have not been receiving comment notifications, but I apologize for the delay. Glad I've inspired you to lace up your shoes and get out for a walk. Cheering you on!

Kim Lottman said...

@Cathy Mayfield. I apologize for the delay in my response. I have not been getting comment notifications. I love the idea of a "Virtual Walk Across America" and will be checking in on your adventures. Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my all time favorite movies and I love anything with Cary Grant! Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you hear again!