Sustinance for the Weary Mind

Home Builder with Retired

Taking a day off and getting your mind completely out of your business for a day is a wonderful thing. You may think you are indespensible, but you are not. Once a week, usually midweek I head for the hills, the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Our hike today was cloudy, misty, tending to rain. It was 10.5 miles long with 2600 feet of elevetion gain. We worked and we sweat and we got wet and were cold. But we kept passing these beautiful foxglove bowed over by the rain and found beauty enough.


Posted by





Glenn Roberts



Comments (12)

Roshan Quigley
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan/Marlboro, NJ - Manalapan, NJ

Thanks Glenn - how important and great reminder - yes I too try and take a day off during the week in the summer and sit along the Jersey Shore (no - not near the show) - we have some awesome beaches and its great to take in the great weather we have had this year along with the calming of the waves

Aug 19, 2010 02:09 PM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407


I REALLY need to do that.

I'm so swamped that I'm afraid to take even 2 minutes off for fear that I'll fall behind!!

How crazy is that?

Aug 19, 2010 02:16 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Roshan -  We need to give the mind a rest sometimes. And on a regular basis too.

Ralph - I'm sorry. Not time off for you. You are the exceptioin to the rule, and you've invested $948 and our interest in a Zillow project. Again. Sorry. Keep working.

Aug 19, 2010 02:45 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Great advice need time for yourself and to spend with your wife.  Beautiful flowers and photo...........thanks Glenn.

Aug 19, 2010 04:31 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Hey Glenn where were you hiking?  Tiger mountain?  See you tomorrow :)

Aug 19, 2010 04:53 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I try to go out at least 3 times a week with my family for a couple hours just to refresh my batteries and remind myself that there are more things out there besides business.

Aug 19, 2010 10:15 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Roger - Those foxgloves were about the only wild flower left on that mountain, but they were a beauty mark in profusion in the gray of the low-hanging clouds and mist.

Charles - we were on RattleSnake Ridge. 9:15 is coming up.

Todd - That's great. It's important to give children as much time as you can. Your post reflect that you do have fun with the family.

Aug 20, 2010 02:11 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Well, I was close :)

Aug 20, 2010 03:52 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Sounds refreshing even though it was a cold hiking day Glenn, very important to recharge the old batteries. Beautiful flowers.

Aug 20, 2010 08:15 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Al and Peggy - It sure is important to me.

Aug 20, 2010 09:07 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Absolutely beautiful Glenn!  It's great that you take some time for yourself to decompress and what a gorgeous view!

Aug 22, 2010 03:57 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Brenda - A field of these foxgloves was a pretty sight in the rain.

Aug 22, 2010 04:43 AM