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Hot Springin' in the High Country

Hot Springs - Spa of the Rockies Athletic Club: The Glenwood Hot Springs and Spa has what you needHot Springs - Spa of the Rockies Athletic Club: The Glenwood Hot Springs and Spa has what you needGLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO - Stress! Stress! Stress!
That seems to be what I hear coming from many peoples mouth's these days. To be honest, as of late it has surely wreaked enough havoc on my own life to have pushed my mind to the point where it finally decided to scream for "Help and I finally decided to listen. It was time to find some Serenity... Now!

Thankfully I'm well aware of how fortunate I am to live where I do. During these times of stress I'm truly blessed with plenty of options to de-stress my mind, body and spirit if I choose to take part. It's the "choosing to take part" that I have a hard time with quite often unfortunatly! I can make all kinds of excuses to NOT do the things that will help me in a positive manner but today I allowed myself to remember that I am deserving of partaking in the goodness that is life. I reminded myself that I am a work in progress and allowed myself to relish in what this part of the country, that I get to call home, has to offer and I did that by opting to take a friend up on her offer to drive us over to Glenwood Springs and spend a little time soaking our worries away in the "Hot Spring Pools". What a GREAT decision!

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Oh how my garden grows...

Garden Shot: Out door gardenGarden Shot: Out door gardenASPEN, CO - So another Summer Season in the mountains is coming to a close. Before we know it the snow will be falling once again and the garden we've worked so hard on will disappear into the ground for another 6 months. This is a bittersweet time of year for me because though I love the Summer I love even more what is just around the corner... WINTER!! But I'm in no true hurry. I absolutley love the Fall and the weather it brings to us lucky souls who have chosen to reside in this wonderland that is the Rocky Mountains :)


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The Hunt...

Elk head wall trophy: Elk head wall trophy belonging to author’s husband from bow hunting trip.Elk head wall trophy: Elk head wall trophy belonging to author’s husband from bow hunting trip.ASPEN, CO - So my Man is a hunter and as of Saturday, August 28th, it's now officially Archery Season in Colorado for Deer and Elk!

For moi' this means that for the next month my husband and I will be on his "hunting" schedule:
1. Super duper early morning departures with potential late evening returns (if he hasn't "bagged" anything that is).
2. Erratic behavior as he puts together a "plan" and studies the areas available to him.
3. Lot's of laundry that has to be washed with the scentless detergent.
4. The endless anticipation of filling the freezer!
5. I become the "silent" partner in waiting ;)

Now, it's not like we have much of a regular schedule throughout the rest of the year but during this time what schedule we do have is erratic at it's best. Overall the hope of a FREEZER FULL OF MEAT makes the experience well worth it!


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"It's RUMMAGE Time!!"

Rummage - American Gothic Portrait.: Bought at the Minturn Rummage Sale."American Gothic" print for $25.00!Rummage - American Gothic Portrait.: Bought at the Minturn Rummage Sale - American Gothic print for $25.00! ASPEN,CO I'm what many people call "thrifty"... not because I'm cheap but rather because I'm a regular at thrift stores, yard sales and especially the yearly Minturn Rummage Sale. "Why?" Well I think it's ridiculous to pay full price for anything and because Eagle County, as well as the surrounding areas, have quite a few places to find the coolest, trendiest, classiest AND least expensive clothing, antiques, shoes, household goods, furniture and just about everything else I might need on this journey through life, at an extremely cost efficient price!