Good Morning

Come sit on my little porch and have a fresh cup of coffee with me. I hope you’re doing well. I have been so busy the past couple of weeks. I have been in my apartment for a year next month. Gee, where does the time go?

Anyway, it’s been the period of doctors. If you know what I mean. I have been to my Internest, Rheumatologist, Foot Doctor and had my mammogram. I can remember my mom saying to me that you can tell you are getting old when all you have to talk about is going to the doctor. LOL I guess she was right.

I actually have been tearing into all of those bins and boxes from my quilting room. They have been stacked in the second bedroom of my apartment. Obviously having everything packed up has put a crimp in my hobby. I can’t believe the things I have saved. I have a huge trash bag full of scraps that I am going to give away. Some of the dog and cat rescues make beds for the animals from scraps. I am a big fan of donating.

The weather has been hot with storms almost everyday. The first hurricane of the season is in the books as well. It’s been so hot that the dog doesn’t want to go for her walk. And she usually walks about 5 miles a day. I will definitely be happy when the thermostat dips and the cool breezes return.

So tell me, what’s new? Read any good books lately? What about movies?

Thanks for stopping by for coffee. Keep the faith!

The Lone Sentinel

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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2020: Week #32

 

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to visit lighthouses. They have always given me comfort and a feeling of safety. I know that the lighthouses are not there for the benefit of those on land, but rather for those who travel the seas. Just the same, I derive comfort from them.

 

I will never forget the first lighthouse I visited.  My family and I went on a day trip to Long Beach Island at the Jersey shore.  Pulling into the parking lot and seeing the Barnegat Lighthouse standing tall and almost regal, I was in awe.

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I moved to North Carolina several years ago and have spent many hours investigating the Lighthouses near me.  I still get that special feeling when I see one.  I attended several quilt retreats on Oak Island which has a wonderful Lighthouse.  My room was flooded with light as it circulated around facing the house I stayed in.  The rhythm of the light shining in and out of my room put me right to sleep.  

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