Monday, April 26, 2010

A Good Day in My NoMi Life

Today I'm feeling rather reflective, rather content. Validated. Reassured that my efforts and energies are accurately aligned. Just getting a bit of pleasure from all the simple things in life, that make one's life, well, alive.

For example I just can't stop gazing in adoration at my newly hung painting in my bedroom. A simple, ordinary yet extraordinary bouquet of flowers that I met at an antique store in Osakis, Minnesota. As soon as I met this fella I fell instantly in love and had to take him home with me. And I'll have him with me for the rest of my life. (The special bedspread and a little bat-itude keep me smiling, too.)

Here's something that will make a day brighter. Spring's gift to me, my tulips in my front flower bed. They don't stay around long so I had to snap a picture for memory. They will be even prettier next year.

Another gift from Mother Nature, these cute little darlings live in my back yard for a too-short time every spring. I can never have enough of them.

And since today was such a simple, yet reassuring and content day, I decided to celebrate it with a glass of sweet blush wine, given to me by a sweet guy, brought all the way from Louisiana. I enjoyed it with some olives from a bent-n-dent store in the outskirts of Minnesota and a handful of Texas nuts.

Yes. My life is simple and ordinary. But it's filled to the brim with small treasures, amazing people, a nonstop social scene, stories and adventures so exciting they can't even be created in the most colorful imagination. And everyday I am given the signs and reassurances that I'm on the right track.

Thank the Lord He led me to NoMi.


  1. That is absolutely wonderful. I love your tulips!!! Mine still haven't bloomed yet.

  2. Megan we thank the Lord you are in NoMi too. You are a wonderful neighbor and have given so much back to this community. Thanks for all that you do.

  3. Your house is beautiful and perfect. With the addition of that painting, it is more perfect than perfect.

  4. A cold beer,a laughing duck, some chirping birds, a chat with a neighbor, a game of fetch with a certain black dog, a wave at passing friend and the smell of the new Lilacs all outside our door here in NoMi-J.
    Thanks for sharing (Some of us really do get it)

  5. I'll bring the guitar and strum something that goes with the smell of the Lilacs and the taste of the red wine...

  6. Your gardens are beautiful. I remember when 8 years ago we feverously gathered the cobblestone and limestone as construction crews tore up Central Avenue. I have carried that limestone from my house on James to my house on Aldrich to my home on Hillside...all over NoMiland, while yours has stayed right in your backyard. You are a rock, firmly planted in our community…