Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Brrrrrrr! It's really cold and wintery outside. Of when the weather is like this I build a fire and settle in. But not today. I'm itching to be outside. So I'm going to bundle up and just do it this time. Ten minutes, 15, who knows how far I'll go or how long.
I remember being young and coming home from school each day dying to go out of doors. I'd fly in, drop my books and change my clothes and out the back door I'd go. I guess in some ways I still think going outside is heading for the play ground!
So, I'm off...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Well here is DECEMBER. One of the things I notice about this month already is how rich everything looks--color, lights, and of course food. It is not an easy time to think of "sparing" myself things.
I thought I'd start this month by remembering that the season can be a "feast for the eyes" to enjoy and savor and that it isn't all about the food. So if you see me around, I'll be wearing red, smiling and enamored of all the lights, music, and good spirits. And if the weather stays chilly maybe I'll even get a skate in with my grand kids.
That's my intention as I begin. I know I won't be perfect, but when in doubt I will look around and enjoy the beauty so readily available all around me. Wish me good luck!
Sunday, November 03, 2013
It is the beginning of November and I feel like I’m slowly climbing up the steps to the top of a big slide called, THE HOLIDAYS. The ride, while exhilerating, often goes too quickly and feels rushed.
Today I am breathing in, breathing out, and reflecting on how to make the next 8 weeks fun and calm. Which reminds me of the lyrics to Silent Night: ‘all is calm, all is bright.’ How often is that achieved in the midst of holiday spirit?
So to begin, I want to generate the list of people I want to remember. Touching base with people I love, near and far, is the most important part of the holidays for me.
The season is fun for the gatherings that pop up everywhere. I intend to carefully select the gatherings I want to create and those I want to attend. I want to be careful to say “no,” when attending a party, or creating an event, that will only make life hectic.
I love creating holiday spaces in our home, decorating with lights to brighten the dark days of late fall and winter, and being creative with meals. I’m going to set aside time early for that so my family can “live into” each celebration for a good amount of time. And I’m going to begin with Thanksgiving, not rush into Christmas before we have enjoyed the holiday of gratitude.
And for now, that’s enough planning. On this Sunday in early November, all is calm, and all is bright…
Monday, September 30, 2013
I bought new bras last week and all I have to say is that since then, I’ve gotten all kinds of compliments about how well I look. Several people asked if I had lost more weight. Hmmmmmm. Guess those old “boulder holders” just were not doing their job.
Take this, wherever you want. It’s leading me to do an “underwear review.” Out with the old, in with the new!
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