Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I need to go sometime when I can explore the turn-offs and maybe get down to the river for some pictures. It's pretty fast and cold right now, better to wait until July when the run off has slowed.
All is well with me and my boys. We have a companion we like a lot and lots of fun things to look forward to. The growers market is loaded with strawberries and cherries so maybe this next weekend I'll make some strawberry jam.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
On the house search, back to looking again. I saw the house of my dreams today, we'll see what happens. It's a combination of urban loft and mountain aerie with galvanized metal siding, golden oak floors, light and space, love it. I'm seriously crushing on this house.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
I packed and taped up box number fifty and then waited for the truck.
Eventually it came up the driveway and two cheerful men loaded my treasures and drove away. Sometime in the next month I hope to see it arrive in Grass Valley.
And then I wandered through those hallways one more time, felt the lush green grass tickle my toes, listened to the mad chorus of birdsong and gave the kitty one last pat, a long goodbye. It is done.
Now I turn my face to the future and I know my heart is firmly in the present.
Twenty-six hours until take off, another six to home and loving arms and the joyful barking of the boys. It will be a blissful reunion.
There are so many things to look forward to, my heart soars.
Where do I go from here? What's the limit of my imagination? How big is my capacity for life? How well and how deeply can I love?
No answers are needed, no limits are allowed.
Peacefully, cheerfully, lovingly I smile at you.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Until my plane leaves Minneapolis and I'm on my way home.
The work is progressing nicely, tomorrow the truck arrives, Friday I head to Minneapolis. It's almost over, I can do it.
There is another reason to want to be back in my Treehouse, a hope.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Peace to you and yours.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
On my way, already missing my boys, my men and my Treehouse. Once I get through the nasty, jittery, people filled airports and get on the way to Winona I will get jazzed about seeing my old friends.
This week I will be able to pack the final pieces before the truck comes on Thursday to take it all to California.
It will be a poignant series of memories to wrap carefully. They were as a rule beautiful. My new memories will sustain me this week.
Peace - hard won, gratefully cherished.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The painful part is the Mom part. In the last great transition we will be cleaning out their childhood home and even though they've left it there's still a lot of sadness involved. The feelings are hard, especially when I'm seen as the reason for the loss. I grieve too, this next week will be hard.
But, I made the decision not to live my life for the happiness of another. It's the only way I can be healthy in mind and body. It's not the easier path and sometimes it feels like my heart is breaking but I can only hope.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
I try to remember to be thankful and to honor the gifts I have been given, to use them with integrity and love, to celebrate the skill of my hands and the creativity of my brain. Sometimes life interrupts but that's ok too. It's hard to explain but I don't think the blues come from sadness but from being really happy and wanting to share that feeling.
Isn't this great?
My new logo, created by Palaezcreative.com
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
This will be called "Gifts of the Goddess", each word stamped in sterling silver reflects a personality trait, loving, tenacious, intelligent and so on. Here's the fine silver chain I built, the goddess and some of the "gifts".
I got a call from a very intuitive friend, we cheered each other up. It's all good.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Sunday, May 01, 2011
This California Special Mustang was especially nice.
May 1st - I'm looking forward to this month, lots to do, lots to see.
I have a couple of classes scheduled at Beads Galore (Beginning PMC).
I'll be traveling back to Minnesota to arrange to have some furniture shipped.
I'm going to enjoy every minute of this beautiful weather and hope, hope, hope that my house purchase plans come to fruition.
Right now, time for a walk around the Empire Mine, my companions are getting antsy.