Monday, April 12, 2010
My lovely long weekend is over and a new work week has begun.
I greatly enjoyed my three day weekend. It was not as commitment free as I would have chosen, but the commitments that I did have were all enjoyable ones.
Our dinner last evening with old school frriends was very enjoyable. It's interesting how life comes around full circle. We enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on the lives of other school friends, share information on our own lives and reconnect. We will definitely be getting together again. Despite the the passage of years since we've been together, we have a unique past history that binds us together.
I'm always fascinated on the ebb and flow of relationships in a persons life. Some relationships last a life time, some fizzle out quickly, others last a bit longer before departing and then there are the relationships that come and go.
I truly believe that people come into our lives at certain points to allow us to learn and grow...we just need to be open to the opportunity. It used to bother me when relationships fizzled out, but I've come to realize that it's a natural process of life. Each of us has learned what was necessary at that point in our lives and the purpose of us being together has drawn to it's natural conclusion. In this case where once again the relationship has come full circle, it will be interesting to see what learning and growing opportunity exists for us all. I have a whole different perspective on life, as I'm sure do they. I welcome this opportunity to explore our friendship and see what blessings are there for us.
Renewing old friendships.
Being open to new opportunities.
A great visit with our girls yesterday.
Meeting our son's new girlfriend. (hmmmm, wonder how long this one lasts! lol) Honestly, she seems very nice.
Time...we have all been blessed with all the time we need to accomplish all we need to accomplish within each day. (we just forget that!)
Have a wonderful day, keep moving forward, find your blessings and keep a grateful heart.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
What a beautiful sunny morning to wake up to! The wind has finally moved on to somewhere else and the silence of the morning is awesome.
It's one of those days that you just know is going to be wonderful.
We had a lovely lunch and visit with Garry's aunt and uncle yesterday. It always feels so weird to refer to Pat and Friday as aunt and uncle, they are officially that, but seeing as theyare the same age as us, it's just weird! It was so nice to catch up on each others lives.
Today we will meet up with a couple that Garry and I went to school with up north. Roman and Lynn, like us are high school sweethearts. They are living close by now and we are looking forward to getting together and sharing news and what's been happening with our lives over the years.
My massage yesterday was heaven sent. It's amazing how the muscles in your back can become so knotted. I won't say that the massage was totally "relaxing", as those knots required some work on them to get them to let loose. "Ouch".
Reconnecting with family and friends.
Being open to God's leading and direction.
A beautiful sunny day.
The blessing of my monthly massage.
Time, free of work commitments.
A holiday to look forward to.
Life...it's just so wonderful!
I'm off to issue this week's challenge, if you've never participated before...how about giving it a go!
Have a wonderfully blessed day, thank you for stopping by and blessing me with your visit.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The wind has died down to a minor bluster now. It's decided that just being blustery is a perfect kind of day. The noise of the wind has now muted and we are told by this afternoon, it should be gone. Most of the snow has melted away or blown away!
I did brave the roads yesterday to head out for some groceries. Found the worst part of the roads was actually our driveway and street. The main streets were already dry and bare. Our driveway on the other hand was a skating rink. But no worries, it wasn't long before the wind and mild temperatures took care of melting it off.
Managed to get all my laundry done yesterday also, as well as prepare a lovely veggie chili for supper. Unfortunately, the buns I had found in the freezer, did not rise that well and are like little mini curling rocks! LOL. That will teach me to check the big freezer more often.
I'm out the door shortly for my monthly theraputic massage. I love the second Saturday of each month, knowing that I have a standing appointment to go and have all the kinks and knots eased away. Although, sometimes it not so much of "eased" as it is "kneaded". I'm blessed though that I have this opportunity each month and that our medical pays for it.
My massage day.
Laundry all done.
Lunch out with Garry's relatives today.
Dinner out tomorrow with old friends from our school years. (we were supposed to meet for brunch, but now it's dinner, yay)
Time to spend in meditation and re-learning how to let go!
It's Silly Saturday, I hope that you take the time today to find some humour. Make this a day of fun and enjoyment.
Have an awesome day, I know I will.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Wow, did we have a storm go through here last night. Winds were gusting up to 90km an hour, sleet, snow, rain you name it, came with the winds. They blew all night and are still blowing this morning. They have died down to a more moderate level today. The noise from the wind last night was incredible. Our house seems to sit in a great wind vortex. There were times I wasn't sure if the roof was still going to be on the house by morning.
The ground is all white again, but the moisture is very much needed. We have been having several grass fires all around us of late. All man made (of course). I have a difficult time understanding people that flick their cigarettes out their car windows as well as those who decide to do burning in their yards when the ground is so incredibly dry. Even burning barrels produce sparks!
All this white ground covering will probably be gone by tomorrow. I just hope the wind dies down so that the moisture has time to be absorbed into the ground rather than wind dryed away.
A day off work today, Yay, I don't have to drive on the roads as yet.
Time to pamper me...I got to sleep in this morning for a bit.
Time to catch up with SP friends.
Time to make a nice supper.
I'm feeling like I'm going to survive!! (always a bonus!)
Lunch out tomorrow with relatives that are going to be in town.
Sunday brunch with a couple that Garry and I used to go to school with. They have moved to Edmonton. Yay.
Monthly massage tomorrow.
Gee as I read over this list, it seems like my weekend to relax and just listen to the healing that my body has been demanded, has suddenly become rather full again! I'm going to have to work on having a completely commitment free time. It's not as easy as I thought it was going to be!
Have a wonderful Fabulous Friday. Carve out some time to just be! Thank you for stopping by and always uplifting my day.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Wow, this bout with the flu has sure zapped my energy! I'm amazed at how completely drained it has left me. I'm ever so grateful that I am a healthy person as a rule. If I'm feeling this wiped out as a healthy person, I can't imagine how a person who is not so healthy would be feeling.
What a great lesson and opportunity this has become to recognize how important it is to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. A confirmation if you will, of how important it is to take care of ourselves in the best way possible.
It's also a great lesson for me, that when I don't listen to what my body needs, that eventually my body will make the choice for me! Apparently, I don't listen very well, or I'm a slow learner. Despite still not feeling 100% , I went to work yesterday (which means being up at 4:30am), worked all day, then because I had promised someone, I kept my commitment to attend a workshop last night. By the time I got home last night and crawled into bed, I had a difficult time relaxing and shutting down my mind as it wanted to process all the information from the workshop. As a result, I'm starting my day off with a stiff neck and feeling very tired. Once again, I will apologize to my body and acknowledge that I have erred and I will take the next 3 days at least to give my body the rest it requires to once again function at optimum.
I'm blessed that I have tomorrow off work, so I will have a three day weekend to take care of myself. I will leave work on time today and I will come home and give myself time to recover.
I'm learning the lessons, perhaps slowly, but I am learning them.
I've been blessed with a long weekend ahead of me.
A body that will function the way it's supposed to, when I take care of it.
Daily blessings that make my day, hearing from friends, smiles on faces, hugs.
God, whose patience with me is astounding.
Have a wonderful day, keep on learning and growing.
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