Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Keep Going

by norbela
Breathing Room - A calm walk by the lake.
When the daily grind has a hold of your time the only this one can do is keep on going until your scheduled breather. Time has to be set aside to recharge your enthusiasm and drive. It is worth the investment. If possible make it a weekly thing to pause everything. Schedules/deadlines will always be there yet you may not if you don't take time for yourself. I seldom took that advice until I began to feel like the hamster spinning non-stop on that wheel.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A heart

The perils of having more than one blog is that you either are writing to much or not at all. Something had to give. I haven't posted here in a long time, duh. Birthdays, beach, repairs, yard work and much more has taken place since my previous post. One of the things I have taken to is noticing more things, being present, putting the phone down.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Elusive Muffins

Once in a while I search for something new to bake for my family. The idea is to learn something new while occasionally surprising them with a tasty baked treat. My latest attempt was corn meal muffins. I should say, I've tried twice with different recipes and both failed. My latest attempt also failed. Oh, they looked good but weren't moist and lacked flavor. Three different recipes, nearly the same results. My sweet family did their best to not hurt my feelings, I can't ask for more. Well maybe I can ask for a full proof recipe. :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

To Little To Many

So I've been inventorying the blogs I have created over the years. Some of the blogs I have created or reserved were mainly to secure it for norbela. Starting with this blog and moving forward to I will be creating a list of where I've written and am currently writing.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


This happened recently. I decided to share it here with you.
A friend wished he wasn't so sensitive. I expressed the following to him.
Very fine line between sensitive and sensible. I guess the things we can do something about requires us to be sensitive. Then there are those things we can't do anything about. Trust that those things will be resolved the way they need to be resolved. That's the only sensible thing to do.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Where did the time go

I'll tell you where time went. Took a trip, had an injury, physical therapy, house full of guests over the holiday and oh yeah two teenagers but wait there's more. Pausing to take a deep breath since obviously I can't do that and type at the same time.
Here we go. Garage door broke. Repairs were reasonable. Car left me on the road due to a washer falling off. Seventy five dollars later no one can figure out how that ever happened. It was on the other side of a bolt on the alternator. How it jumped off, we'll never know.

Monday, November 4, 2013

One more time

A brand new week awaits. Another opportunity to get things right, put things in place and move forward.

Perhaps the desire to forge ahead eludes you on occasions. That is when you should simply say, let's do this one more time. Before you know it, the week is over. The question then arises did you build towards what brings you joy? If the answer is no, the good news is that at this very moment you have another chance to work on it.

Work on it one more time.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11, 2001 Hurt and Survival

Today happened and it hurt. In remembrance of September 11, 2001.

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." -Max Lerner

Sometimes too many words get in the way. I selected that Max Lerner quote because it reached me. I still close my eyes to recall where I was, what I was hearing and how my body reacted to seeing what I was seeing. Hurt sums it all. After the disbelief, after the shock nothing felt right, still doesn't. It is not a matter of healing, it is a matter of knowing you can survive the worst.

You are not alone.

It's not you, It's the site

Two people at two different times of the day called to ask me the same question. They were having trouble logging into some of their accounts. They both gave a similar account as to how they entered their log in info yet were unable to obtain access after several attempts. I knew it was not a coincidence. So I went over to the Down Right Now website (url below)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Morning walk

Started this day with an invigorating walk as the sun was rising. I missed my sunrise walks. Adjusted my schedule on the weekends to enjoy it again. This ones for you. Enjoy the view.