It’s not reaching your destination
That keeps the fire in your heart burning.
It’s the journey. (from the song The Journey, by Lindy Gravelle)
I’ve been thinking about the topics of my posts for the past week or so. And I came to the conclusion (again) that all of these different areas of my life (spiritual, quilting, eating, exercising, doggying) are all journeys. Once in a while I forget that the journey really is the whole deal. It sure makes everything more enjoyable when you remember that, and don’t get focused/obsessed on reaching the ‘goal’ in any of these areas of life.
And this song came to mind. I had grand visions of downloading all these songs into this post, but alas, I am also on a journey learning how to use my computer, and downloading music is one area I am sadly lacking in. So you will just have to do with links. It will be worth your while to link on over and listen to this gal, though. I absolutely LOVE her music. She is a favorite part of my journey to visit the Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show. The first time I heard her was about four years ago. Oliver was just six months old then, and of course he wasn’t with me. I was walking down the street, and I just burst into tears when I heard her belting out ‘I Love My Dog.’ Lindy Gravelle composes the music and lyrics to a lot of her songs, and then adds in a lot of classics. She is a combination of jazz, country, and honky tonk, and maybe a little rock too.
Every year that my BFF Robin and I visit the Sisters Quilt Show, we spend a good part of the day sitting out in front of the coffee shop listening to Lindy play and sing.
Here’s me and Robin at the picnic in the park last year.
Which reminds me. Opinion please. I haven’t gotten my hair cut for a while because I was missing my longer, curly (permed) hair. But I kinda like my hair in this pic. Whaddaya think?
So, I am on the downstretch for this vacation, and everything seems to be falling into place. Noah has a good place to stay. I don’t have to worry about him barking and bothering the neighbors. I have my projects organized and ready to go. And, I have 14 quilts that I am going to take up to put on consignment in a shop that sells quilts during “Quilt Week” in Sisters. We are renting a house to stay in. Have I told you guys lately that this is the way to travel? Home Away is one organization that has vacation rentals available. Just google ‘vacation rentals, city of choice.’
Well, this wasn’t much of a post, but I must get to bed. Work tomorrow. See you in a couple of days!