Taking a Few Moments For One’s Self While Home for the Holidays


Jingle and I have some good walks together. These pics are from last week in upstate NY. 

This is the Struble Dam. No matter the season it is beautiful up there.


 Beyond this snow covered soccer field there is water. 

 This is the top of the dam.


 In the fall those trees are bright red and gold.


We had our cross country races up here in high school. I’m one of those people who loved practice, hated meets. I’ve got endurance, but no speed. I don’t like competition. I prefer to just mosey along at my own pace, and be left alone with my thoughts, and the clouds. 



This place is just two seconds away from Todd’s parent’s house or my sister’s. It isn’t planned, but I usually find my way here with each visit to my hometown. Meditation. Walks. The Struble Dam is the place to be.  If I just get a half hour to myself there, I’m a better person. 


Just ask Jingle.

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12 Responses to Taking a Few Moments For One’s Self While Home for the Holidays

  1. Jess Wilson says:

    God I could use some of that – beautiful.

  2. Michelle says:

    You are referring to the puppy love, right Jess?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I could use some of that, too! And no, not puppy love!

  4. pixiemama says:

    Yes, Jess does need puppy love. 🙂
    One of the million things I love about you, darlin’, is that you find ways to take care of yourself. Priceless.


  5. drama mama says:

    I love this. Of course, I don’t really like nature or sand or getting dirty, but it looks appealing.

  6. Kim says:

    I’m with you on this one! I’m just like you, love to mosey along at my own pace, not fond of competition. That’s why I ran on my own and never joined the cross country team–that and the fact that I was a band geek and was too busy with marching band to join!

    I run every day while on “vacation” visiting the in-laws. It’s my time, and I go slow to drag it out!

  7. Amanda says:

    That looks beautiful. Not another soul in sight, that’s my kind of place, and crispy blue sky weather too. Can’t beat it to restore the soul.

  8. naomi says:

    So beautiful and peaceful.
    It looks like a place where pieces of thoughts finally come together to make a whole.

  9. Kristen says:

    That is why I love Endwell. It just feels so much more peaceful up there.

  10. amber says:

    Mmmm, I can feel it.


  11. Oh, I can just feel that fresh, crisp air! Beautiful!

  12. kario says:

    Thanks for the reminder! That’s what I missed on my time away over the holidays. Tomorrow, I’m gettin me some of that time to myself and I’ll be thinking of you and Jingle.


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