Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hump Day Ramblings

July 30 felt like autumn in Alabama this morning......and this afternoon.......I love this weather, but it's just not normal......not for the deep south at the end of July.

Jordan spent the day with us and as always it was a delightful day.......filled with giggles,
questions and hugs.  In two weeks, he will start first grade.

Taz saw the young deer down at the apple tree this evening.......she barked and yapped until the little deer finally ran into the woods.  Taz strutted back into the house, looking very pleased with her little six pound self.  Of course, five minutes later, the deer came back.

My brain is rather mushy this week, not sure if it is the aftermath of the serum sickness or knowing that treatment is a week from today.......and I'm just running out of "juice."
Or maybe it's the cold/allergy that keeps nipping at my heels.  I admit, I have been off my game.

It's Wednesday, hump day for all the working folk........and tomorrow is the last day of July.
and yes.......I admit ( I know this is so sick, but I was in the fashion industry for 30 years.) I am looking at fall clothes and boots.
Enough ramblings for one night
goodnight, sweet dreams

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Blessing

tonight, I send you all this ancient Buddhist blessing


May you be filled with loving kindness
May you be well
May you be peaceful and at ease
May you be happy

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's All Good

My class on Monday nights just gets better and better.....some of the students have taken class with me for ten years.  New students pop in almost weekly, some come back, some don't......it's all good.

I think there is a cold or some bug trying its best to enter my system.......all day today, I have felt on the verge of sick......I have eaten airborne like crazy, drank lots of hot ginger tea and lemon aide.  This is my down week, I am holding my breath.

This Monday has been a good one........the sky has been the blue that takes your breath away.
Wishing you all goodnight, sweet dreams.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Night Thoughts

Heat wave today, cold front tomorrow........just like life.....ups and downs......good and bad.
A good but busy weekend......filled with family.    This is the week before treatment, so energy has begun to bottom out.

I looked out the back door a few minutes ago, and a young deer stood under the apple tree eating apples.....the sun is setting and there is a glow that made the whole scene look unworldly.  It is so warm this evening, the dogs were not interested in chasing her.

Washing yoga blankets tonight, getting ready for classes tomorrow.  Last week of July......enjoy the fruits of summer, the long days, all things green, flowers blooming.....fall will be here in the blink of an eye.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Small Town

We live in the country.......we buy food and stuff at a near-by very small town where I grew up. This afternoon we did grocery shopping, Wal-mart stuff and purchased produce (that we don't grow) from a third generation produce stand.

A family owned grocery store called Bozeman's is our favorite place to shop.  It is small, not a large inventory but full of smiling friendly faces, a butcher and assorted small town characters.  As we were walking through the door today, we met a woman who had been grocery shopping and possibly had visited a bar before she went.  She was truly all smiles and wore a very fragrant beer perfume......we had to laugh.  Only in our town, could you visit the local grocery store, and if needed, someone there would drive you home.

Years ago,  I had had surgery and decided that I knew better than the doc when it would be appropriate for me to drive and do errands.  I went to the grocery store with list in hand,
somewhere on aisle 3, my body reminded me that it had recently been sliced opened.
Our friendly checker helped me to a bench, and the stock boy took my list and finished
my shopping for me, loaded my groceries in the car and was going to drive me home, when I vowed and promised I could drive myself.  I had to promise to call them when I got home to let them know I was ok.

When my dad died, my mom, overcome with grief became ill.  It was on a Sunday, she needed her meds and the local pharmacy was closed.....I called the pharmacist and asked him if I could meet him at the store and get mom's meds.......he said no, stay with your mom, I will bring them to her house.  Only in a small town.

Small towns can be irritating, everyone knows you and your business.......but those same people are right there to lend a helping hand when needed.  I have lived in large cities and the energy and excitement, the variety of places and things to do is great........but I love my hometown, a small town......where everyone knows my name.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Diamonds

John Denver sang that some days are diamonds........today has been one of those diamonds.  The weather has been summer perfect, low humidity and clear blue skies.  I have spent the day with family........there has been much laughter.  The serum sickness has finally abated, my energy is back.......I take my diamonds with gratitude.

I have never been much for jewelry with diamonds, but I am big on days that are diamonds.
I hope that this weekend brings more diamonds for me and all of you.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last Day

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. - Steve Jobs

I love this quote from Steve Jobs, I think it is a great test when our lives become too complacent or
routine.  It is so easy to slip into comfort, to sit and fester.  Anytime we ask ourselves if today were the last day of my life, it is a dash of cold water in the face.........a wake-up call.
Tomorrow is Friday, ask yourself the question......give  some thought to the answer.