Monday, February 7, 2011


WOW, it's been such a long time since I posted anything.  And if you know me, and I assume you do, you know I haven't been quiet, just not vocally with my typing.

What a weekend of ....  I drove up to Lake Hughes on Saturday morning (a new destination to me) and then around to Lancaster/Palmdale and back home.  It was one of my famous "get outta town" drives.  It took a little over 1 hour to get there, and truthfully there ain't much there, but the phone-less drive was worth it.  I was able to drive up through the mountains with no reception and to just be quiet and I loved it. For you who might not know, this is something I do several times a year.  It allows me to simply wonder and explore.  I am a traveller by nature and I don't ever remember a time of being afraid of where I was going or when and how I'd get back home.  I rarely ever take a map.  I simply have an idea of where I'm going and then I simply roam.

Someone mentioned Lake Hughes at dinner on Wednesday.  I had not heard of it.  They told me its approximate location, Mapquest told me how to get there and so off I went.  At Lake Hughes there was a small art gallery, but it wasn't opened as I was there too early.  Oh well, gives me a reason to return.

I did Yoga on Saturday afternoon and as told before, it was so refreshing and renewing.  Ruthie is a goddess in so many ways.  And I'm thankful she's a part of my life.

I met friends on Saturday evening and was entertained and charmed.  And as happens on a rare occasion, I was simply Dan.  

Sunday was another day to be alone and I took advantage of it.  I had several things planned and chucked all of them.  I watched the King's Speech, which I thought was brilliant, watched the Super Bowl (and my point spread prediction was exact but backwards) and then I watched endless mindless other TV shows.

At the end of the day, I was lulled into a catatonic state of nothingness, slightly disappointed that I didn't conquer the world, and at peace knowing I didn't have to conquer anything.

Here's wishing you and ME a blessed week full of peace and harmony!


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