Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Time For Roaming

My girlfriend Jill and I went away yesterday for one of our Adventure Days. Stay tuned for photos on Friday. We do one of these days every few months. We each take a turn planning the whole day, where we will go, what we will do, where we will eat lunch, with a stop at Starbucks for a  Chai Latte to start the morning out right.

We had a fabulous time. I always hate for these days to end, much too short for the fun we are having.

As I was walking the dogs this morning the B-52's song "Roam" popped into my head, especially the chorus.

Roam if you want to, roam around the world
Roam if you want to, without wings without wheels
Roam if you want to, roam around the world
Roam if you want to, without anything but the love we feel


That is exactly what I need to be doing, some roaming, like I did yesterday with Jill. Roaming to new and familiar: towns, coffee shops, and experiences. Experiences I need to refill my creative well, the creative well that is almost bone dry after the long winter of hibernation. My writing and my photography need this roaming. 

I will be roaming up to Marquette soon to help college daughter move home for the summer. She may be here all summer or she may be here only for the month of May. Either way I want to do some roaming with her. I want to do some hiking with my husband and hold your breath…possibly some bike rides. I haven't been able to ride my bike for 6 years due to some herniated disk problems but I have been doing the exercise bike at the gym under the guidance of my personal trainer and have not had any problems yet, slow and steady. Hopefully by the summer we can do some short rides together.


This roaming is going to require a loosening in my schedule. The Coffee Shop Chronicles may become a little less frequent. I will still go to coffee shops to write, but I also want to write at ice cream shoppes, on park benches, at the beach, or even on a bench outside the independent care facility that is located in our downtown.


I will be sharing my roamings more on Instagram than on my blog. If you want to roam with me you can follow me on IG @paisleyrainboots. 

Two things will remain consistent: 5 Random Friday Finds, because randomness suits me, also the monthly Kat Sloma Photo-Heart Connection. 

This is not to say that I won't be blogging because I will and I am sure as my creative well is replenished it will become more regular. In the mean time I will for sure see you on Fridays and on the first of each month.

14 comments:

  1. The roaming sounds wonderful to me! Enjoy!

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  2. I love roaming with you Sarah. I really love that little ice cream shack -do retro.

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  3. So nice you know the piece (roaming) that will help fill your well with new inspiration. Sounds fun!

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  4. Roaming sounds wonderful! It's good to shake things up sometimes! I've been trying to think of some new things to do, also - which will likely affect my blog posts. Enjoy! (I'm excited that you're thinking of coming to Boston! - I'll email you with some ideas)

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  5. I love that song and your boots! Wonderful images. :)

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  6. I am so glad you are able to get out and about. Have fun... sure feels good.

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  7. Hope to schedule a day of roaming together this summer. Meanwhile I hope to follow your idea and start some roaming of my own.

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  8. It's true ... 'roaming season' is here! Enjoy it and keep sharing fabulous photos with us.

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  9. Please keep writing and posting i will miss you my friend have fun roaming...

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  10. Great song ~ and I love roaming !

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  11. Well I would still love it if you posted your Roamings on the blog since I don't have IG, I already do so many things that adding one more just would be too much.

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  12. Sounds like a great plan! I'll look forward to seeing what you "find" as you roam.

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  13. out and about...I'm on it too! So much to tune into when you roam. Enjoy every little bit of it. Aloha

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  14. Oh, I'm ready for some roaming too, at the beach, and the state park, and the birding trails, and my sunrises which have been few and far between. I don't know if you saw or not, but I'm so sad to say that Nancy has decided this is the end of the road for her blogging!! :( I'm hoping someone might pick up where she leaves Random 5, I so enjoyed seeing everyone's randomness.

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