Monday, January 18, 2010


photo by Elaine A. Russell

Today brings another week to a close... or to a start... depending on how you look at it. There are so many things I want to accomplish this year... and so many wonderful options of things to do.
I am excited at the prospect of an exciting future...of things to do... places to go... things to learn.
In turn; there are lots of things from my past (so to speak)... that I need to finish. Tons of photos that I want to convert to digital files... lots of fabric from my grandmother to turn into new items...a house to fix up and sell.

Today was a day of rest. Tomorrow will be busy again... but for today... it was tea... Chinese food... a haircut... and a scrabble game at our local Barnes&Noble while we leafed through some current magazines and interesting books. Awesome.

The photo for today was one I took way back in 1986 on a trip to Nova Scotia, Canada. I was out to sea on my first (and to date--only) trip on a big ship... crossing from Halifax, NS .. back to Portland, ME... and I saw this gorgeous seagull cruising along side the ship.
I scanned the old photo, and fixed it up ---took out scratches and such... and made it sepia-toned instead of color. I really like the results.

Living Simply: tip for the day.....Rest. Appreciate. Enjoy.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - Sir John Lubbock