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That time of year..

Thursday, December 13, 2012

You know what I mean - when times get busy and you're doing lots of things and going lots of places and accomplishing lots of tasks and seeing lots of people.

Yea, that's not really happening with me right now. I'm pretty mellow and low-key at the moment. This is mostly a good thing in that I've somehow misplaced that semi-frenetic sense of 'you're doing it wrong' or 'you've forgotten something'. Our holiday season will be mostly low key as well. We'll do the family thing with the Portland family here, and I'll miss my W.Va. family back east. It'll just be me and Bill (and the four-leggers and two-wingers) this year for Christmas and New Years, which will be nice. We'll celebrate by spending time at the shelter, walking those kids and spreading some love, then spend time doting on our own wacky pack.

I'm not really moving much. I think about moving. Mostly, I get home and bundle up in warm comfies and spend time with the kids. I'm not really tracking nutrition that much either. Bits and pieces here and there, which is fine for the moment.

I'm in a weird place/head space right now, and I'm pretty much enjoying it. I have plans, and I have plans to implement my plans. I see a way forward, but I'm not dashing off to charge along that path quite yet. I'm simply 'being' and I'm ok with that. Sometimes, you just have to 'be' in order to be more.

I'll likely remain pretty quiet here on Spark through to the end of the year. We do have plans for getting together with people, attending events, getting out and about. Social stuff, just not crazy-mad-busy stuff. I'll be joining SparkPortland teammates at the Oregon Food Bank on the 22nd for a lovely morning shift, and I'm looking forward to that. Yea, may days my not be a whirlwind of activity right now, but that's perfectly fine by me.

May you find your peace and a way to 'be' in the coming weeks and holiday season.
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    We are at the same place with working out and tracking. But the difference is your content with it and I am miserable with it.

    And now in the news about those 20 kindergarteners is really getting to me.

    Hope your peace and contentment stay with you throughout the holiday and beyond.

    3102 days ago
    I'm also enjoying the peace and quiet, looking forward to the end of the holiday season. And to OFB on the 22nd.
    3103 days ago
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    3103 days ago
    Hi Candy,

    I know what you are talking about. WInter had finally settled-in here in Colorado. Time to put up the bikes and get out the snow shoes and skis.

    Try to keep up with your nutrition and get some exercise. I have the same goals myself.

    3103 days ago
    I envy your quiet time.
    3104 days ago
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    I can completely relate to this blog and just being. You are totally right, sometimes you have to "just be."
    3104 days ago
    Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the food bank! I've been hibernating a bit myself since I got back from Vegas. A little down time is good for us!
    3104 days ago
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    I've missed you...but I'm in the same boat...just enjoying being! Have a wonderful Christmas Candi and give you babies a kiss for me!!!
    3104 days ago
    nothing at all wrong with how you are doing it!!!!
    3104 days ago
    Personally, I love those quiet times where things aren't feeling all frantic, even better when that happens around the holidays. I'm happy to hear you're enjoying just 'being' while at the same time it's tremendous that you're able to support some great causes! Happy holidays!
    3104 days ago
    It's good to hear from you! I'm glad things are relaxed for you - this season tends to be really hard for me, so I have had to put some firm boundaries down to make it doable. Glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself in the way that works for you too!

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    3104 days ago
    I'm wishing you a lovely holiday season and hoping that you're pack gets the extra loving that you need to give out. My family of origin will not be getting together and it makes me sad. I miss those days.

    I hope you're keep taking care of yourself. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you all the best. Come hang out when you feel up to it!

    3104 days ago
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