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FaithFool posted 9/26/2013 19:25 PM

It has been a decadent summer. Much sangria consumed, but also many miles ridden, so I'm thinking that cancels out a few of the pounds I've put back on since the oral surgery in April.

I'm using up my last week of vacation, still in staycation mode. Some of the cash I didn't spend on renting a car and stuff is going towards stimulating the local economy.

The weather is still patio-worthy, and the last three days I've been on two of the best in town, with appies and pomegranate prosecco and white grape Cosmos and other pink drinks.

Had a wonderful garlicky evening with friends at a great tapas bar.

Been goofing off bigtime in the evenings with Netflix and more wine.

Handed in my cable box yesterday so now I can justify ordering the new season of Nashville on ITunes.

Got a ticket for John Cleese in mid October. I like to see at least one good comedian and one great rock show a year.

Supposed to start raining tomorrow, so I told myself that this week was patio party time since we don't know when it will come around again....

Back to the books.

Year 5 is turning out quite OK. I'm not dating and have no plans to. Just living life and trying to extract maximum enjoyment.

As my mum always used to say... "There'll be days when we're dead."

Some friends have been on the vacay of a lifetime, posting pics from Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Granada, etc. that are inspiring me for the next trip across the pond. Maybe in a couple of years. It's nice to dream....

[This message edited by FaithFool at 7:44 PM, September 26th (Thursday)]

Williesmom posted 9/26/2013 20:00 PM

Great post. I love your lifestyle.

phmh posted 9/26/2013 20:09 PM

:) You've had a great year! Can't wait for year 6 update!

better4me posted 9/26/2013 20:21 PM

What a great update from someone with a great attitude.
Wish we could share some sangria!

Sad in AZ posted 9/26/2013 21:00 PM

I know that someday we will share drinks and appies

I'm so glad life is good.

fraeuken posted 9/26/2013 22:16 PM

Love, love, love Sangria and wish I could have 10./. of your attitude tonight. Going home now to snuggle with the kitten and to remember all the strong men and women on this site.

persevere posted 9/26/2013 23:43 PM

Great post FF

Reminds us all that life is what you make it

Newlease posted 9/27/2013 08:36 AM

Great update - sounds delightful!

NL

FaithFool posted 9/27/2013 11:27 AM

The contentment factor relative to five years ago is pretty amazing.

When you're in the thick of it you never think you'll get there, but it just kind of creeps in over time.

I feel very lucky to have it now.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 11:28 AM, September 27th (Friday)]

gma56 posted 9/27/2013 14:46 PM

Yay you !!!
Peace is a great thing !

bbee posted 9/28/2013 09:17 AM

OMG, John Cleese! I can hear Prunella Scales's voice in my head--"Basil!"

FaithFool posted 9/28/2013 13:08 PM

bbee, he's camping out here for about three weeks. There are so many Brits here, we have shops with special Brit groceries so you can get your Marmite and marmalade.

MyVoice posted 9/28/2013 15:45 PM

great post I can feel the calm and contentment radiate from my screen

FaithFool posted 9/28/2013 17:48 PM

Pouring rain today. Jazz on the radio, cuppa tea and history readings.

Very cozy.

risingfromashes posted 9/28/2013 18:38 PM

Thank you for the update. I so admire your ability to seek out personal peace and relish it!

NaiveAgain posted 9/28/2013 21:57 PM

wildbananas posted 9/29/2013 00:56 AM

This is completely awesome, FF. It sure made me smile!

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