The Week In Seven Photos

With the changing seasons, shorter days and ongoing pandemic, I’ve been thinking about the topic of adjustment this week and, it’s official, my adjustment meter has broken!

After what feels like a record-setting decade of adjustment, the broken adjustment meter has led to an effort to embrace a mindset of choosing to accept and let go before exhausting myself trying to adjust.

Now, is that always possible, no, and yes I wish I had made this choice on my own terms, but I guess when you’re one of those souls that gets a tight grip while digging in your heels on not wanting to adjust again, it might take a pandemic to pry those fingers loose from an unwinnable mindset.

There’s so much in life we are forced to accept and adjust to that we cannot control. At the moment, I just want to sit back quietly and

search for the most peaceful path

toward wondering what I’m going to do with all this free time just accepting or somehow happily ignoring the changing times and seasons of life.

28 responses to “The Week In Seven Photos”

  1. Oh no … the first snow of the season. Good news is I only saw flurries.

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    1. Always enjoy flurries in November and hope for a snowy December.❄️❄️🙂

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  2. Sigh. I think most of us are going through similar adjustments. One of my resentments is not being able to have friends over for coffee and tea around our dining room table. A simple pleasure the pandemic has robbed me of. Again, sigh.

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    1. I’ve always found those simple pleasures of life to be so important to our well-being. Our state is leading the country again during another COVID surge and one of those simple pleasures I always enjoyed and missed this week is shopping with my mom. We would have to drag ourselves out of favorite bookstores and shops, but with COVID and her health concerns we’ve given that up during the pandemic. Thank god for cellphones so I can now send her photos of things while I’m shopping and she can make sure I don’t leave behind any Baby Yoda items.🙂

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      1. Oh, gosh. These simple pleasures that become traditions are the best. And, yes, very important not to leave any Baby Yoda items behind.

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  3. ‘Let go, let god’ has been a mantra of mine for years. Acceptance of ‘what is’ and letting go is the only way I can stay halfway sane and avoid burnout. As you stated, some days are easier than others! 😉

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    1. After years of too many overlapping adjustments and struggling with acceptance, I told my mom this week that I wish I had embraced this in my thirties and she said to be thankful I discovered it in my fifties.🙂

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  4. A beautiful and reflective composition.

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  5. “Time is the fire in which we burn”…

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    1. Being curious, I had to look up this quote and enjoyed the poem and Star Trek reference!🙂

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      1. Yes, it’s in one of the big Trek movies with Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) and I forget the other actor’s name. That scene was filmed at our beautiful Valley Of Fire State Park several miles north of Las Vegas off the 15 freeway. I think the quote is very true. Our time here is so finite…

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  6. Phone still not letting me like. I have to adjust to that and I don’t want to. Instead I will tell you that I love the pictures, the peacefulness and that snowy shrub and red berries.

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    1. Thank you!!🙂 Love those peaceful paths and you could enjoy summer, fall and winter on them this week. Hope the phone situation improves!🙂

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  7. Wonderful photographs! I think I understand some of where you’re coming from… it’s so hard to happily ignore the moronic stuff that goes on (see how well I’m doing it here?!) and to try and find acceptance and let go. I do know that when I occasionally let it go, if only for a little while, I feel better. But my buttons are easily pressed. Or perhaps I secretly enjoy being outraged by stupidity. If only I was in charge of… perhaps not. Time to go and sit quietly.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 No time to sit quietly since you need to watch Bond, The Rock and Baby Yoda! With too many years of wear and tear on the adjustment meter, there was no way it was going to survive the last few years adjusting to my back injury and the pandemic. Wish I had learned to accept and let go decades ago and I’m going to appreciate it as much as possible going forward. Some days I don’t feel like I’ll ever understand what has happened in our country since 2016. I’ll continue to quietly search for that peaceful path in my bubble as today our state recorded nearly the highest daily COVID cases since the pandemic began and last night I watched an interview that described what someone thought would happen politically through the next election and I was afraid everything they said could happen. I really have to let that thought go and thankfully this weekend I have help with that with the new Harry Bosch novel, watching The Rock in Jungle Cruise and Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy. Enjoy the weekend!🙂

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  8. No snow for us yet, but I have a feeling we will be seeing lots of it this winter.

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    1. Love when it snows between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we can skip the heavy snow and ice in January and February!☃️🙂

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      1. The only time I like ice is when it coats everything and turns the world into a crystal wonderland. Granted, that also usually comes with damage and power outages, so I try really hard not to wish for it to happen.

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        1. I try not to wish for that too, but my camera loves a crystal wonderland!😁

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