The Week In Seven Photos

It was one of those weeks where I was reminded again to not ignore my mother’s wise ways.

Walking through the market and admiring a fall display, I quickly fell under its spell and immediately put the Pumpkin Jack Hard Cider in the cart.  My mother has always questioned the autumn need to add pumpkin to everything, while I keep trying the variety of items, and again my mother’s advice was correct (although, it did improve with each sip).

A few enlightened things that mother and daughter have always agreed upon is the extreme value of enjoying favorite bookstores, desserts and visiting great bakeries

and stores whenever possible.

This little bird was in concussion protocol after flying into the house (she quickly recovered and flew away) and I was reminded again after a lifetime of sports injuries, including concussions, that my astute mother, who never understood how she raised a sports obsessed daughter, was right that I would be feeling the effect of those broken bones and twisted ankles in my older days.

My very wise mother has shared her knowledge over a lifetime and a valuable reminder this week was that it’s fine to spend time reflecting on the past, but

treat each day like a chalkboard and quickly try to erase away yesterdays worries and mistakes as life has a way of giving you more than enough to handle in the new day.