Monday, June 18, 2018

Letting Go of Fear

Classes today were all about letting go of fear and remembering we are stronger than we think.
Fear is debilitating, it robs us of happiness and joy, of peace, of health, of love.  Fear robs us of relationships, of making our dreams come true.  Fear takes away our confidence and our trust.
We are always stronger than what we think.

Fear that stops us from living our lives is worse than a prison because it is inflicted.  If fear is taking away your quality of life, be brave enough to seek professional help.  Don't cheat yourself out of living the life you were meant to live.

Our blueberries are getting bigger and more juicy every day.  Today's bounty was incredible.
I wish you could smell them and taste them.

A beautiful new moon tonight.  I love new moons.  I like to think they bring new beginnings and possibilities.

Enjoy your Tuesday.  If your fears are small, take a breath and a giant step and do it.  Face your fear.  Take that class, apply for that job, learn something new, visit someplace new, eat something different, smile and be kind.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day

Hope everyone had a good Father's Day.  We had our friend Fred over along with Sam and Jordan and her mom for supper.  Once again it has been a really nice day.  I have thought about my dad a great deal today.  I miss him.  The photo is the last time we went to the beach together.  He loved the ocean.  That picture was made less than a year before he died.  I had no clue. 

Get ready for Monday.  Be kind.  Practice the Golden Rule, that's what my dad taught me.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

No Agenda

I can't remember the last time when we had no agenda, there is always something on my day planner.  But today, today was awesome, no agenda, nothing on the planner.  Well there were things on the planner, but we ignored them. Will play catch up tomorrow.

One of the things aging has taught me, chronic illness has taught me...it's ok to do nothing.  We ate leftovers for lunch and cooked a steak tonight.  We didn't even pick blueberries today.  The most strenuous thing I did, bathed Taz.  Trust me, that is no work, she loves her bath.  Though what she loves even more, after the bath, go outside and roll in the grass.

I hear thunder in the distance. We are hoping for rain.  The heat has been so bad, everything is drying out fast.  Will water plants tomorrow if we don't get rain.

May your Sunday bring you peace and may those around you feel joy.  Be Kind.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Hot Friday Night

A hot Friday night in Jasper, Al tonight.  Out door concerts are always warm this time of year in Alabama.  Thankfully, the clouds covered the setting sun, the temps dropped and life was good.

We are hot, tired and I am so ready for bed.  It was so much fun tonight, our friends Joe and Dave are incredible singer/songwriters and musicians and sharing the stage with them was awesome.

Two more shows at Lavish Coffee for the summer and then football season starts and that is pretty much  the end of local music shows until winter.  So it goes.

Hope your Friday night was fun.  Be kind to all you meet tomorrow.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Butterfly Bait

Hot, humid and the beginnings of a migraine.  About to ice my head down and hope for the best, we have a gig tomorrow night, on with the show.

My butterfly bushes are in their prime.  Every day they are bigger and have more blooms.  I love them.  But then of course, I love all my plants.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thinking Bench

Spending the day with Rick and Jordan is like spending the day with the Marx brothers.  The only time Jordan is ever in a bad mood is if he is sick.  Now Rick is educating him on the merits of the "thinking bench".    The day goes by in a flash with the two of them.  What a fun day we have had.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lady

When Samantha (Jordan's mom) was a small child, maybe 4 or 5 she watched Clifford the Big Red Dog on PBS every time she stayed with me.  She would look at me and tell me how much she wanted a dog just like Clifford.

A few years ago, she and Jordan were driving home and saw 3 tiny pups on the side of the road.  Some thoughtless person had thrown them out like garbage.  They brought all three pups home with them.  Samantha's brother Haven took 2 of them and she and Jordan kept one.  They called her Lady.

Now this was a tiny pup but her paws were huge.  Sam's parents looked at the dog and said oh keep her, she won't be very big.  Boy were they wrong.  Lady now weighs about 100 pounds, but she is still that sweet little puppy inside.  She is an Airedale mix, with red wiry hair.  She has the grace of a bull in a china shop and a bark/howl that is ear piercing.  Sam finally got her Clifford.

Every day when Sam, Deb and Rick go to work and Jordan goes to school, Lady comes to stay with us.  She and Calliou and Hook and Taz are great friends.  They are always having some sort of adventure, just like Clifford and his friends.  Rick and I love her almost as much as Sam and Jordan.
Here's a photo of her on Hook's bed, they share.  Her favorite spot, the sofa.  Isn't that a sweet face?