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Is It Ok to be Lazy?

4 Sep

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

My burning question of the day: is it ok to be lazy?

The weather here in the North Carolina mountains has turned Fall-ish. The last two mornings I have savored time on the porch, enjoying coffee and leisurely conversation with my husband. Morning porch times has extended well into mid morning.

Hurricane Ida tracked through our area as a tropical storm dropping a fair amount of rain. Reports on Facebook of the local falls being full, compelled me to see them for myself. So we did. And they were beautiful.

We have been enjoying Dry Falls for 40 years beginning during our annual vacations. During drought it still flows but not with such vigor. In years past one climbed down several levels of stone steps. At the bottom you can walk behind the falls. It’s refreshing on a warm summer day. A few years ago the park service added an handicap accessible viewing area and that is where we viewed it today. One winter the temperatures dropped very low for several days and we were able to see it with frozen ice surround ing. It was awesome.

Bridal Veil Falls, just a few miles away, was another summer favorite. Its flow is usually gentle and our children enjoyed “mining” for gem stones at the bottom. One year they found several small stones that were either garnet or rubies. I put them in an empty can of Pringles potato chip for safe keeping. Ha ha. In the process of cleaning out the car after vacation, I threw the chip can in the trash.

Now as I write this in mid afternoon I am watching a girl’s television show with my daughter. We watch together using FaceTime. I loved the moments in this day.

I didn’t accomplish anything at all, except for a couple of computer chores for church. I was lazy today, but I’m retired, so that’s ok-right?

I'm a winner

After my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  

My 2021 goal is continue touse my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

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