Saturday, February 22, 2020

Waiting


This photo is from last year.  We have had so much rain and cold, it just doesn't seem right not to have snow.  I keep waiting...

Hot tea awaits me.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday Thoughts

Sunny but cold today.  The dogs loved it.  Kodak could run for hours if we let him.  Hook hangs with him for about forty five minutes and then he's ready for a nap.  Taz looks at both of them as if they were aliens.

Jordan did great at the Beta Club Convention.  He placed 5th in the state for language arts so he goes to Ft. Worth Texas for nationals in June.  We are just a wee bit proud.

My niece Jayna came by for a chat, and we chatted way past our bedtime.  Time for sweet dreams.
Enjoy your Saturday, be kind, spread joy.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Nature

I brought in branches from our apricot tree a few days and put them in a vase.  Tonight I noticed they were blooming.  Even though it is in the 20's here tonight, I have vases of daffodils, forsythia, and apricot blossoms in our house.  When I walked in from work this evening, though it was damp and cold outside the blossoms made the house warm and cozy.

My sister in law Deb has a huge peace plant in their living room.  She has had pneumonia and I cooked food for she and my brother Ricky this week.  When I sat down to chat for a moment, she said look at my plant.  There were big beautiful white blooms in the midst of all those deep green leaves.  That plant makes their living room so inviting.

I love nature.  I believe with all my heart that we are a part of all living things.  I read once that when the earth suffers, all living things suffer.  I believe that.  I know this, that I can be down, I can be sick...but if I can spend some time outdoors, I feel better... mentally, physically and spiritually.

I know here in the US, it's cold and rainy and snowy.  But if you can, bundle up, go outside for a few minutes...breathe in the fresh air...look for the beauty that only winter can bring.  The bare branches, the crystal clear nights, rain drops freezing on twigs.  Maybe you can smell pine or cedar or smoke from someone's fireplace, maybe you can hear the incredible silence of snow.

Enjoy your weekend. Be kind.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Employee Class

I am teaching a class for a company on Wednesday afternoons now.  The employees who come are loving it.  Tonight they told me how much the class last week had helped...with stress, sleep, pain.
It thrills me when someone comes to a yoga class and they understand how much this mind/body science can benefit them.  This is why I continue to teach, I know that what I teach works and is so beneficial for those who come to class.

More rain moving in tonight.  The local weather guys say this is our wettest February on record.
Fingers are crossed we don't experience our driest summer/fall on record. 

I hope you spread joy tomorrow, that someone hugs you and that you are kind.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Feed The Bees

During the winter months, we have to feed the bees on days that are warm enough for them to leave the hive.  It is interesting to watch them devour sweet water and bits of honey we saved for them from last years harvest.

They come by the thousands it seems, the air alive with their search for food.  I know it  might see rather scary seeing them, but they are quite calm and gentle.

The rains have kept them in the hives today, but tomorrow, weather permitting they will look for food.  Since the blueberries are blooming and the dandelions too, we are backing off our supplementation.

Thanks for the hints on chew toys for Kodak.  Fingers crossed this chewy stage passes soon.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Help

We are still having major chewing issues with the new dog.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to curtail all this chewing.  He is a lab mix and someone told me tonight that it might go on for a year or so.  This is a first for us.  All the rescues we have done, we have never had to dog proof our house.  Please give me some advice.

Ready for a cup of hot tea and a calm dog.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Art and Friends

We watched the movie tonight, Lust for Life starring Kirk Douglas.  I love Vincent van Gogh's painting.  I would love to go to the Van Gogh museum.  Van Gogh lived such an incredibly sad tormented life but you have to wonder if his paintings would have been different if his life had been.
He lived an emotional roller coaster and it is heart breaking to think that he never knew how much the world would love his art.

We met a friend of ours this afternoon for coffee.  She and I worked together for a few years but she left a few months ago to work with a non-profit.  The recovery world is so fortunate to have her helping those is need.  She is amazing.  I miss working with her so very much. 

It has been a good weekend.  I hope tomorrow gives you the opportunity to laugh out loud and hug someone you love.  Be kind.