Vacation – day 8: Methil => Kirkcaldy => Aberdour => Edinburgh

We were happy to leave Methil. I didn’t sleep much, though my sleep was okay during its 5 hours. And, weirdly, my sleep machine kind of broke in the morning. The button to turn it off stopped functioning, so I can still use it but I have to plug/unplug to turn it on/off. So that’s…

Vacation – day 6: Allandale => Glasgow

I woke up when I rolled off the twin bed and nearly crashed to the floor. It was around 8 am. Thinking back, I really can’t say how I didn’t knock my head on the side table. I was somehow able to wake up midair and think to put my foot down to stop myself…

Vacation – day 3: Edinburgh => Inverness

I woke up around 7:30 am and searched for a place to go get some coffee. I thought about having the hotel breakfast again (not sure if I could have since I was checking out), but then I thought to myself, “Lizzie, you are in Edinburgh, go see what you can see!” So I located…

Vacation – day 2: Edinburgh

After a solid 8 1/2 hours sleep (with only a couple wake-ups not knowing where I was at first), I was ready to take on Edinburgh. But first I took advantage of the free breakfast I got with my room here. I opted for some of what they offered in their buffet: scrambled eggs, a…

Vacation – day 1: LAX => London => Edinburgh

I am certain I’ve written about this concept before but international travel = time travel. I got on a plane in Los Angeles at 3:30 pm on Saturday, April 28. Technically 24 hours later, I was strolling through the streets of Edinburgh. But was it 24 hours? The flight to London was 10 hours, then…

NPM 27 of 30 (New Mexico Declaration)

Last week I traveled to Taos, New Mexico for a creativity retreat. While I plan to write in more detail about the whole experience, I’ll whet your appetite with this poem. I wrote it on the last day (along with everyone else writing their own versions). What’s interesting (maybe?) about this exercise was that it’s…

Favorite Photo of 2017

This one was pretty easy. It took place on that favorite day this year. The house is the Hamilton-Turner house, and then this horse-drawn carriage giving tours of the Historic District just happened to pass in front, the horse clopping on the cobblestones. The air was heavy and hot, and I was utterly charmed.

Best Day(s) of 2017

Thank goodness I keep a daily gratitude journal so I can look back at my year. Some days are very vague like “I am grateful for salmon,” while other days I really capture everything that transpired. It’s become a micro-journal which is much easier for me to maintain. Today’s December Reflection is “Best Day of…