Thursday, August 30, 2012

and finally . . .

Do you notice the sounds around you?  Are you aware of what is happening outside your four walls? Do you like solitude or party central in your neighborhood?   I have always paid attention to the sounds going on around me in "my town".  In our previous town of Glen Elder it was very quiet, but we lived on the busiest street in town.  I loved that!  Harvest time was my all time favorite.  What could be more exciting and more of a reminder than what we do here in Kansas, than buzzing wheat trucks and semis up and down the street for two weeks each summer - and then it would stop.  And things would be quiet again.  Now in our new town of Beloit, I am starting to enjoy some very kewl "noises" here as well.

I love to sit outside or actually as I began this blog I heard one pass over at this late hour!  That is airplanes.  We live a couple of blocks from the end of the city and the city's airport!  How fun is that. One day at the clothes line I looked up and saw a yellow spray plane barreling over my back yard.  I love watching them take off or fly in low to land.  Could this be someone taking off on a little short trip? or is it a medical emergency needing airlifted to a bigger hospital?    Love the planes.  So is it my medical background? or am i just strange? but I also notice the sirens.  Coming from a town of less than 500 where sirens happened fairly infrequently and usually involved someone you knew well - here in Beloit the sirens are more often and I may never know what or who is involved.  So to say I like the sirens seems very uncaring - so I'll say I enjoy the sounds of people helping people!  

And lastly for sounds - - - is my neighbor's wind chimes - beautiful soft musical wind chimes.  I have to be bold and go seeking them out!  What's a better way to meet a new neighbor than over tea on the patio where I believe I will FIND those wind chimes!  May have to invite myself over very soon!

I will wrap this up on my blessings found in a move . . . with a very important "find" here in Beloit.  As my sister and I have been on a mission to lose weight and become healthier, exercise has become a huge part of our lifestyle now.  I'm thrilled to have the NCK Wellness Center available to me, many parks and scenic routes, and a newly built-not quite done walking trail!   And also - A 2 mile "countryside walk" from my house out to the country with just a few steps!    Dog walks, Bike rides, Strolls in the country, intense walks along the path, swimming and golf are all things I count as blessings each day.

Loving it here - Thanking God for making it possible!


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