Mental Health Moments

Today I took 20 minutes to visit my happy place.

It’s how I keep my sanity in this crazy world of Adulthood.

My wife has given this gift of a membership to the Arboretum for the last 6 years.  Even if I can only spend as little as 10 minutes here it does so much for my soul.

The world outside of these gates is so fast paced and loud.  Inside the gates it’s blasting only color and beauty.

I know I am very lucky to have this place.  In our ever crowding world there are fewer and fewer places to have peace outside.


Out With The Minions

Ever since I first saw Minions I know I needed Minions.  So I got me some Minions to help pass the time.

It was so beautiful outside yesterday that we went for a little walk in the woods.

The fresh air was amazing.

It made us all a little sleepy.  This was bad because we had to go back to work.

All in all it was a wonderful hour 🙂

Winter Time

It’s been a very mild winter thus far in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US.  I’m not complaining mind you.  It’s not as shocking to the purse because the heat doesn’t come on every 5 seconds and we’ve had sufficient rain so far that this shouldn’t be a drought year.

On Gray days like this I force myself to get out into the open air even if it’s for 15 minutes.  Sometimes this happens…


It was an awesome 15 minutes.  I had to go back to work but I went back feeling a little more refreshed.  I do from time to time miss the snow, but today was a pretty nice.

Hey I Went Outside Today!

It has been so hot this summer and I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had any time for outside time.  Today I made sure even though we are in a heat advisory I went outside…even if it were only for 15 minutes.

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I went to the Arboretum where I am a member.  I highly recommend this if you can do it.  I was able to spend the most awesome 15 minutes ever.

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The thing I loved the most today was the discover of the Milkweeds with their pods growing big and healthy!
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I can’t wait for Autumn when the burst open and send their wishes flying!

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It was a really good 15 minutes.  I miss nature…I need to make more time for it 😉

A Side of Whoopee Pie

Two words…WHOOPEE PIE.


One word…Diabetic.

I love these things.  I’m not someone who normally eats sweets.  I’ve never been a sweets person but I made the exception for Whoopee Pies.  I’m a diabetic so I’m watching my sugar levels.  I’ve given myself a pass this week.  Shhh…don’t tell my doctor, lol.

Dude it’s Whoopee Pie…drastic measures must be taken!!!

Another Autumn Day

I can’t decide if I’ve missed peak season for leaf color.  The People In The Know all say it’s this weekend but I kind of feel it was last weekend.  Either way I wanted to get in some Autumn pictures before the Nor’Easter hits us this weekend.  So I went out yesterday at lunch time and took some pictures.

This woman took the day to paint the forest 🙂 I totally dig that!

Here’s me taking a picture of me and leaves.

The season goes so fast.  Halloween is next week (YEAH) and not long after is Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I feel every year swings around just a little faster.  Yes I know that defies the laws of Physics but I’m talking about feelings not an actual quantitative element like time.  You know…cause that’s how I roll!