Friday, March 01, 2013

My Special Place

I don't know what it is about Palm Springs but I love it here.   Absolutely love it here!  I feel safe and it feels like coming home when we return each year.  Granted, it is a bit of a pilgramage - Garry died here and he so loved it - so maybe that's part of it.

I love, love, love the house we rent - the pool is magnificent and we're situated close to everything we need.  I wish I could afford to live here 6 months of the year. I wish I could afford to buy a home here.....that's not going to happen!  So each February I migrate to Palm Springs (can you say lemming? ) and I feel rejuvenated and fulfilled.  Special magic here!

I brought a 5 x 7 journal with me and I've been working in it.  I've managed to complete 6 spreads and hope to complete more in the remaining 2 weeks here.  I really like this size - I use different sizes at home some 6 x 11, some 8 1/2 by 11.  However that's a lot of space to fill up.  I prepared the pages before I came and I'm really loving this smaller journal !  I'll post some of my pages when we get home.

Saturday and Sunday are pool days - its supposed to be 84 for the next couple of days so we'll be enjoying the pool.   It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it !  Saturday is the 5th anniversary of my husband's death.,....I cannot believe it has been so long - it seems like that was another lifetime and yet it feels like yesterday. He loved life and lived it at warp speed - he loved  to eat and to gamble so the plan is to have steak and prawns here at the house and then go the casino and gamble our faces off.  It seems fitting and he'd like that!

Must run.  We just got back from golf - it was wonderful!  The fabulosity of Palm Springs is amazing!  We need to eat and then retire to watch tv.  Life is grand, isn't it?


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