Thursday, April 14, 2011
Spring time in Sacramento is AWESOME!!! but keeps me sooo busy.
Am sorry about being on "silent running" for a while, but have been totally involved with California Native Plant Society activities/events this Spring (see: www.sacvalleycnps.org/) and then getting ready for the Spring Holy Days (Leviticus 23:1-5 ie: Passover, Days of Unleavened Bread, etc.) Plus keeping up w/my Sunday gardening management at the native plant demo-garden in the historic city cemetery.
I've been getting in my exercise and eating pretty good; just not been able (or willing to sit down and log on to SP to track things (MY BAD!)
Hope everyone is having a beautiful spring! I know that I am :-)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I made it to Arden Faire Mall for walk last night, but no one else was able to make it (I waited to about 6:15pm). This was fine with me, since it was such short notice. I also got in some extra window shopping, and new tea tasting a TEAVANA (yummy) I love that place! :-)
This morning I was able to get walk done in the neighborhood. The nice weather really does inspire me to get out and walk!
Hope all are doing well.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Well, I put nephew #4 on jet plane back to Boston at 4:30 this morning! Such a crazy, goofy eating-drinking late night energy machine!! When combined with the whacky energy of nephew #1 who lives with us -I totally consumed too much, drank too much and never got enough sleep. We made sushi, ate sushi, drank sake, went to the Kasbah on J Street for: sheesha, drinks, belly dancing entertainment... I am too old for this stuff.
On the positive side, we laughed a lot, talked a lot, saw a lot of movies: I've actually saw Battle Los Angeles twice (w/nephew 1 & 3; and then the next week w/nephew 4 cuz he hadn't seen it. Good thing I love sci-fi stuff). I actually spent about 8 hours in ceramic studio trying to dust out my art groove (no telling where this little sub-project is going to go). Also managed to meet up w/another young Americorps crew and work at the Ca. native plant garden in the Sacramento Historic Cemetery on Broadway, blah, blah, blah...
I tried to keep up w/most things that consume my time these days - except my Spark accountability project. So here I am Spark bootie on the floor AGAIN; whining & whimping AGAIN... OK. Enough said. Back to Sparking.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Sorry about just not having time to maintain my Spark-Accountability through the end of February.
This time, I opened my home to a woman who needed a place to recuperate after having female surgery (hysterectomy, ovaries removed & old adhesions cleaned up). According to her she had no family or friends in the area to stay with. She was desperately in need of a place to recuperate from her surgery. After hearing her troubled story I told her that if something does not fall into place, that I believe my family and I could let her stay in our office/guest room for a week or two.
At first blush, I thought it would be a relatively simple thing for my family and I to do. But it was a "big deal" for the family -it really changed everyone's routine while she was here. There were all sorts of different tensions resulting from not knowing her (basically a stranger in the house) to various little inconveniences. Anyway the family has advised me to never do this again :-/
So now I'm sitting here at 11PM trying to get a handle on why I didn't make time to take care of myself, during all of this. I thought I would be able too, but basically my schedule was messed up and I just could never get myself back on track while taking care of her and meeting the other needs of my immediate family.
This past monday I spent the whole day trying to help her get some pain medication refilled. I started calling the hospital at 8am, and didn't get her prescription filled and home until 7:15PM - which resulted in me missing my SacSparkles meet up. It was a drag.
I had good intentions, but the "road" was just not pleasant for me on this little adventure. More lesson's learned. Well so much for the end of February.
Now I've got company flying in tomorrow for 2 week visit. I hope and pray I do better these next two weeks.
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