Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Solstice!

Our Solstice was spent with about 50 friends and family members up at our Tipi.  We had a wonderful warm evening full of love and laughter.  I started the festival of lights on the 20th and will run to New Years Eve, letting the candles all burn out.  I love the tradition. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

My LR & DR

Simplified!  I Love it!  Loving living in a organized simplified home....we are on a good road!  Tomorrow is our annual Solstice Party at the Tipi.  We have an amazing number of friends and family coming.  I cooked a HUGE pot of chile, made a batch of Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes.  This is the first year in 9 that I'm loving every moment of this holiday.  Life is for the living, and we all must live each and every blessed day we are given. 

Biggestt thought of the week, I want to be fit again.  I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.  I can't eat anything outside my strict diet without suffering terribly.   I'm tired of feeling so achy, and having so much pain.  I think that this years resolution will be simple...GET FIT.  My weight is good now, so I just need to do what I know how to do already! Lift some weights!  I stared with the weights way before any women ever did, I was all of 16, I know it is what works.....JUST DO IT!  My work out space is all cleaned up, no excuses, you will feel GREAT! 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Happy Birthday to me

I begin my 55th year eternally grateful for my wonderful family, friends and life.  My goals for the next year are to continue to simplify,  live the paleo lifestyle and get my Master Naturalist designation. I make a promise to myself to eat healthy, exercise, and do something with my mind every day.  Life is truly good and I am beyond blessed.

I had a wonderful birthday weekend.  A amazing special dinner out with my mom on Friday night.  We went to the Glenmere Mansion and had a blast.  Last night we went out with friends, and today I'm with my family.  Two of my sons are not here, one still up at college and the other is in NZ.  Friends are coming over after dinner to watch the Survivor Finale.  We had a snow storm yesterday so my world is beautiful.  My heart's been a very nice birthday! 

 My amazing hubby made these stone bowls for me!  They are truly gorgeous! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

54 years of life and still amazed at Nature!

Today on our hike....we suddenly notced SNOWFLAKES on Monty's back!  Real Snowflakes!  I've never seen anything like it!  Nature never fails to amaze me.  We are totally enjoying every second of the holidays.  Tree and decorating were done a week ago, our home clean, cookies and treats made, just add company and all is wonderful.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I've been super busy!  FINALLY simplifying my home and life.  I've started a major clean up effort that seems to be having a snowball effect!  Its super awesome to see how much progress I'm making and its driving me to do more.  I want the clutter GONE.  There is nothing to stop me now, if I don't do it, no one else will, so it's my choice.  Our home is decorated simply for the holidays and it looks awesome.  Hubby started his cookie baking tonight.  We are actually playing Xmas Carols as we work.  It's been a nice two days. 

We had a little snow today and a ice storm yesterday, it's finally winter.  Hundreds of Brown-headed Cowbirds with a few Red-winged Blackbirds mixed in mobbing my feeders today.  We managed a walk with Monty at sunset, so crisp out, refreshing after a day working inside. The snowy owl irruption continues in a huge way, they are all over the place.  Some have already ended up at rehabbers.