7/24/2014

Thankful Thursday!


Wow have I slacked off this week!

After Sundays adventure on the local waters, I suddenly found myself falling into depression. And quite unwillingly as well. I wanted to get up and do what I do from day to day, but the energy just wasn't there. Upon chatting with a friend, she asked me about my VitD intake. Well, I don't take it much during the summer because I am out in the sun practically all the time. So, I started taking double doses and I am feeling much more like my normal self, if there is such a thing.  My entire body has been achy this week and a new ache has popped up in my right forearm. My nurse friend said it sounded a lot like carpel tunnel. Oh joys of joys. There has been much achiness this week but I refuse to simply lay down and stop living even though the thought has crossed my mind more than once. That's the depression talking. It's an entity all it's own. The New Moon is coming up, perfect time to do some job hunting work.

In the meantime....


This week I am thankful for....

Having a bountiful supply of fresh food from the garden and farmers markets.




What are YOU thankful for this week?










Until next time...
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7/20/2014

Paddle Boarding Sunday!


My friend took me paddle boarding today and it was a ton of fun! This was one of the last photos she took before attempting to pass the phone to me to take her photo. She lost her balance and in the drink it went! It was in a water-tight case, but it sunk to the bottom of ten feet of water....a lost cause.

She was really upset about it (it was a practically new Galaxy S5) and so we left not soon after getting on the water. That kind of bummed me a bit but it was a lot of work the 20 or so minutes we were on the water. I felt really bad for her. She is so very accident prone, and this sort of thing happens to her all the time. Like a giant cosmic comedy that's not all that funny for her.

It's only $16 an hour to rent a paddle board, so we do plan on going back. It was a bit windy on the lake today so it was extra work to stay on course. My friend did successfully stand on her board, after taking a flying leap off it first. LOL!! I said, no, I'll stay down here on my knees where my center of gravity is lowest. HA!!  My legs and knees were pretty much jelly afterwards. She found coupons on groupon.com (not affiliated). She finds a lot of great deals on there.

It was a weekend of water fun. We went swimming yesterday at our favorite lake which is normally a very clean and clear piece of water. After the weird weather we've been having (cold, then hot, then unseasonably cold with LOTS of rain) there was a lot of algae in the water that smelled like black mold. I've got the starts of a sinus infection from that. It was a lot cooler yesterday as well.

I am so worn out!! Despite the sinking of the phone, it was a really fun weekend. We always have a lot of laughs when we are together. Later on she was able to simply laugh about the loss of the phone. She said "What good is it going to do me to stay upset about it? It won't bring it back. It was my own stupidity that caused the loss of the phone. If I had left it around my neck, I would still have it. It's replaceable."

Indeed.





Until next time...
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7/18/2014

Is Yellowstone ready to blow?


I've been following the independent news updates about Yellowstone and the state it is currently in. I'm just a tad concerned. Russia published a report about it, yet our own Government has not issued a damn word to the public about it. Not that it would do anyone anyone any good, but what makes them think people won't find out, sooner or later.

So here I am worrying about finding a job.

And now I wonder if I should just enjoy the free time while I have it because if Yellowstone erupts...our world is gonna drastically change. Money will be the last thing on my mind. I'm not sure if I'd want to continue and try to survive, only to suffer and eventually die of thirst or starvation, if this plays out and Yellowstone erupts.

These reports are recent, like THISWEEK recent. They are saying the roads in Yellowstone have turned to soup, yet the website says they are open as usual. Some people are claiming they are looping old footage of the most popular geysers (like Old Faithful) because the grounds have become so active.



I like this channel because he is not all "repent now!" or any other religious BS. I am spiritual, but I don't follow indoctrinated belief systems, and I'll leave it at that. I believe in live and let live. You believe what you want, and I'll do the same and we'll coexist peacefully in the same space. There's no need to prove one way is better than another, and what a waste of time and energy that is anyways. Everything leads to the same place in the end, religion has no weight there.

So I dunno what to think about this...but the evidence thus far suggests something big is on the horizon, and it's gonna happen soon. It'll be Pompeii all over again, except...it'll be in my own country in my own lifetime. I'm a pretty reasonable person, so jumping to over enthusiastic conclusions without a basis of fact first is not something I do. I didn't panic with 2000 hit. I surely didn't worry about 2012 even though my personal life took a huge shitter that year.

The earth needs a redo. The population of uncaring, polluting beings is too large for this planet to support. And if this is the means or the way of population control, so be it.

I shall enjoy the time I have left.



Until next time...
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7/17/2014

Thankful Thursday



This week, I am thankful for my BED. Once upon a time, when I first moved out on my own from my collapsed relationship with the ex, I slept on a pull out sleeper sofa "bed". It wasn't all that uncomfortable, once I got used to it. But I love my bed in the bedroom. I sleep so well now without having to deal with another person's sleep disorders. I am THANKFUL that I can have a BED to nest into at night. Not everyone has such a luxury.




What are YOU thankful for this week?



Until next time...
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7/16/2014

Another late Tuesday Art Journal

You Make Life Sweet



So the prompt last week was "You make Life Sweet"

I resisted this one SO much and procrastinated in getting it done. The suggested page was done with a cupcake, which was really cute, but I didn't want to focus on food. That's not what makes my life sweet. What makes my life sweet is the life I find outdoors. The wonder, the joy, the growth, the harvesting...life outside inspires me.

So I spent one afternoon peeling through a bunch of magazine. I have a years worth of Home and Garden and in my humble opinion, that magazine is not worth the paper it's printed on. I'll never get another sub to it. It's all ads and the actual content is ho-hum. One page of actual content to 5 pages of ads. BUT, the entire magazine is printed in brilliant color and is a smorgasbord of wonderful imagery. After digging through several I found You, Make, and Sweet. I couldn't find life but I was starting to get more of an idea of what I wanted to create. So I took the page the crocus came off of, which was still full of green, and cut out big, bold letters for the word I was missing.

LIFE.

Then I found some other images that just fit right in.

Have you noticed a theme to most of my journal pages? What do you think my life centers around?

Plants.

They don't discriminate. They don't hate. They don't judge.They simply grow to live and live to grow, inadvertently bringing joy to the world in all manners of ways. By way of the fruit they grow, the flowers that bloom, the leaves that soak up the sun-rays. Oh dear, I'm getting sentimental here!

So I spied a word I want to journal about....
Transmogrify.
I think I can come up with a pretty kick ass magical page for that one.


Until next time...
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