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Lazy Sunday

Not too hot, thankfully, and barely humid (again, thankfully).¬†I need to be reading books to get ready for yoga teacher training this week. I can hardly believe it’s already time for it! This is going to be a busy 2 weeks for me. We start really early in the morning, and it’s a full days events of reading, practice, journaling, assisting, snacking, etc. It will do my body good too. I have been a slacker lately, not stretching or strengthening. I suppose this is just a phase of life, you know, it ebbs and flows. I’ve only lived in Ohio for one full year, I got a new job just 2 months ago, so I’m just now getting into a groove of life. I’ve been feeling a little out of sorts lately, no groove, so that probably explains the lack of motivation (as you can tell by not too many posts from me).

As I’m getting older, I’m also deciding what is/is not important to me. What I want to spend my time on, what activities are important to me, what people are important to me and what just isn’t working in my life anymore. I’m streamlining and minimalizing but sometimes it’s a challenge trying to keep myself motivated. I know I can do it, but sometimes it would be nice to have my own personal cheerleader, know what I mean?


The puppies keep me busy so I don’t sit too much and the garden is growing by leaps and bounds and looks so amazing!

So much to be thankful and grateful for, and I know these slow times will pass.

For now, we rest.

Enjoy your day.

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exhausting being insincere



A little Monday motivation


I have not felt terribly motivated lately, but when I saw the sage growing so lovely in the garden, and I bought a new herbal book that has some great ideas in it, I decided to cut some fresh sage, and lavender, and make up some smudge sticks.

I save the flowers with seeds to plant next year, as I’d like to expand the garden with herbs. This book is so full of great simple ideas for using herbs in your food, life, and house that I want to book mark every page. I happened upon it browsing through my local library’s page. There is a summer reading challenge going on and since I love books, and a challenge, I am participating.

On another note, my new job has kept me so busy learning new things, and meeting new people, and organizing/purging/cleaning my new workspace that I have felt I have little time left to do much else. There is a lot of new paperwork that I need to sort through, new procedures and computer programs I need to learn, and LOTS of old files that have no semblance of order or coherence. Thankfully we have secured document destruction boxes so I have been making good use of them.

Oh, and other interesting news, our basement flooded a couple weeks ago. Not a bad flood, only a few inches of water, but that means that all the furniture and carpet tiles are now on top of my sewing table and cutting table and pool table (which serves as a pattern layout table). Needless to say, I haven’t done much sewing in the past couple weeks since my machine is now squashed behind a wooden coffee table I had downstairs. There is just crap everywhere and since the problem hasn’t been totally fixed yet, I am afraid to move anything. Happily, I have my knitting and crocheting to keep me sane and creative.

Puppies, and I, have been enjoying this awesome summer weather! Lovely warm days, cool nights, some breeze, lots of birds singing and squirrels to chase. It’s supposed to be hot later this week and next week for the 4th so we are enjoying it while we can.

Life ebbs and flows, right? So this slump will soon pass.

I hope all is well with you.


Word of the day

Definition of: ‘bacciferous’ is: ‘bearing or producing berries.’. Learn more at:

our bacciferous bushes are the red and black raspberry

No, really, we have 2 of them in the garden and the berries are awesome. As long as the birds don’t get to them first.

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earth warrior day

I don’t know if it’s actually Earth Warrior day, I just made that up, it sounded good, and I really really like this definition. If you had a picture of me beside/in addition to/instead of this definition, you’d still get it and it would still be true.

Have an awesome earth warrior day.


Saturday crochet

Yep, crocheting in public. I’ve been busy making washcloths (they are so pretty and easy to make, I even have a favorite pattern memorized) for myself, for friends, for gifts. It’s very meditative.

Sometimes I think people look at me weird for doing this, but hey, if people can talk loudly on their phones on a personal conversation and not think that is intrusive, I can crochet.

Hope you have a meditative day.


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