Friday, August 30, 2013


Still not feeling well at all!  I've been in and out of doctors offices and getting tests done. Sick and tired of STILL feeling so sick and tired! I'm still hopeful that it's just my ulcer that has kicked in again and seasonal allergies.  I'd rather be safe then sorry. 

I took a nice hike with Monty up at the park.  On the drive home I decided to take a side road and check to see if there were any hatchlings on the road....guess what?  I have my head start little snapper!  He was sitting right in the middle of the road, I couldn't believe my luck.  I should listen to my inner voice more often! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Another summer has come and gone.  Once again I didn't fulfill the promises I made to myself.  The 30 day challenges fell by the wayside.  I did have 4 wonderful excuses.  For the last month, my sons have all been living home. It is most likely the very last time that they will all be living here all at the same time.  Today son number three heads back to college.  For me this month has been blissful.  Messy for sure....but a feeling of such contentment for my soul to see each one of them every day.  Last night they all slept here....and I slept like a baby.  Living in the moment has taught me to just slow down and just be. Just enjoy each moment I have with them.

Monty and I got out on our first long hike in quite a few weeks if not months!  It was simply gorgeous in the forest. We had a lot of rain last night and tons of amphibians were on all the trails.  I even saw a Wood Frog.  I picked up a Salamander and he crawled over my ring and the saying "do what you love" was facing him.  That struck that moment there was nothing else that I would have wanted to be doing.  Birds singing and calling completed my amazing meditative walk.   I had lots of time to think.  I've decided to no longer do anymore 30 day challenges. Instead I am going to implement a "Live to be 100 Challenge".  ☺ I want to keep my body healthy and fit, so if I am one of the lucky humans and I get to grow old I will be healthy enough to enjoy my time here on this awesome planet.

My Live to be 100 Years Old Challenge:
Eat: Veggies, Fruit, Nuts, Eggs, Fish, Seafood & Healthy Meats 
Drink lots of water
Exercise by daily hikes and weight lifting
Get enough sunshine
Practice grounding
Meditate by sitting still in nature and observing
No more negative thoughts or talk, spin it all to the positive~ always!
Stop spending your precious life online
Stop worrying

Friday, August 2, 2013

Day 2

Today we were told to journal our sit spot challenge.  For my spot I chose to sit at my pond.  It's the one place I know that I will be able to get to.  The bird of the day is the Grackle.  They are already flocking together.  Their calls make me think Fall.  I'm not ready for that yet....I need another month of Summer. This challenge couldn't have come at a better time, it helps me to slow down and absorb what is going on around me.  I watched the House Wrens feed their brood, noticed there are small amphibian eggs in the pond and enjoyed the call of the cicadas.  Life is still unfolding all around me, it isn't too late to catch a little of the Summer miracle.