Seattle Residential: I Do That: Sustinance for the Weary Mind

Sustinance for the Weary Mind

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.






Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 12 commentsGlenn Roberts • August 19 2010 09:06PM


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

Posted by Roshan Quigley (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan/Marlboro, NJ) over 10 years ago


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?

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 10 years ago

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

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 10 years ago

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

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon (eXp Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 10 years ago

Well, I was close :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

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

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Al and Peggy - It sure is important to me.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 10 years ago

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

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 10 years ago

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

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 10 years ago