Today’s Rambling Thoughts

  • I woke to the sound of the heater running. We set the thermostat at 64 degrees so l knew it had to be cold. I looked out the bedroom window to clouds hanging over the hillside across the valley. I could just make out the light dusting of snow. I got up and headed for the living room for a better look. DH said the thermometer hanging out on the deck read 30 degrees, so if it rained, we’d have snow. It seems a bit strange to go from the hot temperatures of Apache Junction (low 90’s last week) to 30 degree cold with snow visible. But I like it… I love both places for each of them has their own unique lifestyles.
  • Yesterday, as I sat on the couch reading, I stopped and looked out the sliding glass doors. I marveled at the gorgeous view we have. I listened and realized that all I heard was a soft white noise from traffic on the highway across the valley. I told DH (who was sitting in his chair reading) that I realized that the thing our home here offered was complete privacy and solitude. Although I love the friends and the activities that go with our home in Arizona, the peace and serenity of our home in Tehachapi makes me more centered and aware, mentally. Two very diverse styles of life. I’m active in the community in both places; volunteering is a part of who I am. 
  • I see that this post is ‘bulleted’ — this was not by choice. The bullet was there when I began to type, so I just left it. It makes this post unique from my previous ones, which is kind of the way I feel this morning. Anticipation of re-connecting with friends here in Tehachapi, and enjoying the beauty that surrounds us. Life is good.
  • Be safe, be well and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Life is a miracle–enjoy it.

About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to Today’s Rambling Thoughts

  1. mageb says:

    I consider this stop your home tho you are in AZ a great deal now. We are safe and home again ourselves.


  2. tehachap says:

    We are back home in Tehachapi — and yes, we will be returning to AZ this coming Fall to spend only four months rather than the almost six months we’ve spent this time. Hopefully, Robert’s dad will continue to be well as he is these days. He was truly very close to passing when we first went over last Fall. He’s our personal miracle–bouncing back from the edge of death and marching on, one day at a time. He’s a bit weaker now than he was prior to this last episode, but as determined as ever. He turns 98 in two months. Beginning this next summer, he says he will live in AZ year round. We’ll have to see how that works…we’re not all that sure that Bonnie will like living there year round, but we could be mistaken. Love you guys… Carol


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