Friday, March 18, 2011

Enjoying Today

It's been awhile since I've posted a blog on this site. A long while. I've been distracted by a whole slew of Kids. Life.

One thing I've learned since Nicole's accident is to be more fluid. I pretty much take each day as it comes. Because no matter how much I plan, or how good my intentions are, there is almost surely something that will come up to thwart my plans. I just have to roll with it!

I have been very intentional the past few weeks, working hard to develop new freelance gigs. I'm in super money-making mode in preparation of my trip to Maine in May. I'm driving to Maine with my friend, Jonni Webb, and her dog, Cole. My reason for going: I'M WRITING A BOOK!

For all of those who read our Caring Bridge regularly, you watched a miraculous story unfold. It was just as hard for me to believe, and I was there, watching it all. If I heard it once, I heard it 100 times..."You HAVE to write a book!" So I am.

Why Maine? Jonni has been going there for years, and loves it, and she had an opportunity for a great rental deal for the entire month of May, and she asked if I'd be interested. I know that to write this book, I need to be away from home. Way too many distractions here.

So the next six weeks will be hustle, hustle, hustle...I have to make money to do this! I'm selling Scentsy as fast as I can, as that's how I pay for Joe's college tuition. (You can order online! I'm writing, writing, writing for several publications, and doing some contract work for a couple of agencies and companies. It makes for a full and busy day...and in the end, I may just be able to pull this off!

I'm in the midst of chaos, but making it work. Joe has moved back home, and Nicole moved out of her house...which means my house is full of extra furniture, boxes, and all kinds of stray things. The things that used to be important this time of year--yard work, spring cleaning, planting flowers--have gone by the wayside. I just don't have time to deal with it. I miss it, but this year, I feel like I have a different purpose. It's now or never. Gotta getter done!

It's important to be healthy when you go through major changes or undertake a major challenge. I have been ignoring that aspect of my life, so when my yoga instructor, Jaclyn Ramsier, announced she'd be doing another detox class (I did it last year), I signed up right away. All this week, I've been eating salad, rice, beans, fruits and veggies. NO caffiene, animal products (including milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese), or wheat. Already I feel better. It's a good idea to do this from time to time. I'm thinking I'm going to do this for one week, once every three months. Larry's been doing it right along side me, and he's rediscovered the treadmill in our bedroom. That's a good thing!

What I don't want to do is get into such a whirling swirl that I miss what's going on here and now. I want to appreciate and savor each moment. I intend to enjoy this journey, regardless of the bumps that may be in the road. And I don't want to push people aside in the process. While my house may not be perfect, and my yard is full of weeds, I still want to enjoy this time in my life, and to look back on it with fond memories.

Blessings to all who read this,

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