There are some days when the last thing in the world I want to do is sit down at this computer and go online. It’s happening more and more lately.
After twenty years of sitting at a computer with head-phones on typing medical reports for 10 to 12 hours a day, I’m enjoying my new-found freedom away from this computer!
My job was eliminated nearly a year ago and it has taken me all this time to reach this point.
At first, I hardly knew what to do with myself AWAY from the computer. Now, I LOVE being away from it, which is making daily blogging a bit of a task.
Now, for the sake of maintaining some quality to my blog, my posts from now on may not be daily, but 3-4 times weekly. I’m not “leaving” or shutting it down. I’m just relaxing and out enjoying life more.
With that said, here’s one place I was recently with a friend.
It’s called Cano’s Collection in Cherry Creek. It’s a lovely Tea Shop and Gift Shop, quite small, with great food and atmosphere.
Bob and Joyce are the owners and they have charming Welsh accents, as do many of the patrons who dine there.
It’s quiet and relaxing and their scones with Devon cream and jam are fantastic.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take as many pictures as I thought I had since my friend and I were having so much fun. However, I do have a few.
This fellow greets you as you walk into the gift shop. If you look through the windows, you can see the table with seating for two. All of the tables are outside the gift shop and most are for two only.
This stein commemorates the Titanic. I didn’t capture the detail very well, but it’s quite unique and beautiful.
And then there are shelves of imported goodies like Typhoo tea and lemon curd. They also offer take-out of their scones, Devon cream, and other goodies.
We’re starting Week 3 of our Fitness-Photo Challenge and I hope everyone is having fun moving our bodies and taking pictures.
I’ve had three days of stomach problems and low-grade fever, so not much happening for me the last 3 days, but there is this to share!
Mama’s got a new pair of shoes! Slip them over one of my new pairs of colorful socks and I’m in fitness heaven with lots of color!
They are SO comfortable and colorful and I just love them. Better yet, with a coupon I had, they were only $25 at Payless Shoes. Talk about win-win!
On a more serious note. I’m sorry that since we weren’t able to get twelve challengers for this twelve-week period, the incentives I had hoped to give away during and at the end of the 12 weeks won’t be possible as I needed 12 challengers for sponsorship 😦
Still, I will do my best to have at least two give-aways over the next 12 weeks that I hope will be useful and enjoyable for the drawing winners. Stay tuned for more on that later.
Someday, I intend to be an uber blogger with lots of followers and participants and can give-away the things I’d dearly love to share with others! It will happen someday – SOON I hope.
In the meantime, challenge participants please post the links to your blogs in the comments section below so everyone can check out your fun pictures!
Why not turn a once beautiful theater into a hustling, happening Indie bookstore?
That’s exactly what happened to the old Bonfils/Lowenstein Theater in Denver. After closing in 1986 and sitting vacant for twenty years, Joyce Meskis, the owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store had a wonderful vision of the old theater as the new location for her fabulously successful Tattered Cover Book Store. (The TC has been in business since 1971.)
In June of 2006, the Tattered Cover Book Store opened for business in its new location and continues showcasing new and/or local authors, selling new and used books, and setting an example for just how well a little vision and creativity can create the ultimate recycled experience.
The old orchestra pit is now available for small group meetings or just to sit and enjoy perusing a good book!
This is the view looking up from the orchestra pit to what was the old stage.
The view above is looking the other way from the orchestra pit to the balcony.
I so admire people with the vision to create something new from something old that can be enjoyed and appreciated by many.
If you’re ever in Denver and want to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a fabulous collection of books, check out the Tattered Cover. It’s a bibliophile’s heaven on earth!
Be sure to enjoy a virtual tour of the Tattered Cover Book Store here to get an even better “show” of this ultimate recycling venture.