:: stinkin thinkin ::

There are lots of lessons learned that swirl around in my mind all the time. Probably the same ones that are always there, lingering, trying to get my attention. Learning to let go, to live one day at a time and not dwell upon the past or the future is much easier said than done. Although, I have learned to trust that I can handle any situation that comes my way, but, I still need to let go of the outcomes. Worrying does not one bit of good. Ever. You will become overwhelmed so fast. The universe is a pretty friendly place really. Don't allow yourself to get so upset over things that they begin to funnel down in a negative spiral all the time. Especially when the outlook of today couldn't be better. It's a very positive time in our lives today if we care to admit it. Times are really very good for most of us. If we care to admit it that is. My life is good. My life is actually better than good. Of course I have the same everyday problems as everybody else... I just don't fret about it. I take action on the things that cause me to worry, I let go of things I have no control over. Simple as that. Take control of your thoughts, your life, your goals. There couldn't be a better time than now.


:: First thing in the morning ::

It's a funny thing I doubt I'll ever get used to. Weather that is so perfect all year round that first thing I do in the morning is go outside with my coffee to breathe in the beautiful morning. This morning I was surprised by a sandhill crane who was hungry. So, I went back in the house and grabbed a couple slices of bread and tore them up for it. The crane thoroughly enjoyed it. They are a site to see. They usually travel in groups of five or six and it is amazing to watch them fly together. Between them, the small lizards (of which there are hundreds present at all times), the small frogs, the falcons, and numerous other animal species around all the time, there is always something to watch, some animal willing to entertain as I wake up to the world. I feel so lucky, so blessed to have this life I have. Florida is a beautiful place to live. I so love my new house. It offers me so much. A huge yard with a beautiful swimming pool that I've already started enjoying-I love to swim! It's great exercise too! It's a great place for friends and family to gather around and enjoy themselves. My neighbors are just the greatest people... my family, well, is my family. Any excuse to get together is on. I love the absolute spontaneity of everyone here. Good times are had with the drop of a hat, and beautiful lasting memories are made almost daily in some way shape or form. This is a good day I can tell. Can't wait to see what happens next!


Has it been that long?

I can't believe that is has been almost a whole year since my last post. But, sadly, it has been. Life got really hectic, really busy, with many many changes along the way. A new home, a new post at work, an illness or two, lot's of family drama, a painful family death, and everyday life kept moving forward at a really fast pace. Life stops for no one that's for sure. And with or without certain people in the world, it keeps moving forward for better or for worse. I also rescued a small cat whose owners had moved away and didn't take her with them. Their loss. She is wonderful as she is beautiful. She is totally black with the greenest eyes I have ever seen. She is small and dainty and delicate and quite smart. Too smart in fact. She is wonderful even with small children. She sat and watched a movie with my niece for two hours straight. No one could believe it. I am blessed in many ways in my life, and I will now return here to catch up, and put my thoughts down on paper so to speak to get things out that need to be vented. Need to be set free. It's looking to be a beautiful summer here in my new home state of Florida. I will share all my wondrous days ahead with you once again, while touching a little bit on the last year that we missed together too. It's good to be back. See you soon.